Virginia MN Concerts

Opus Two

As a ticketholder for the Ely Area Concert Association, you also may attend the following concerts in Virginia at no additional cost.

All concerts are at the Goodman Auditorium, Virginia High School - 7:30 p.m.

* Igor Butman's Moscow Jazz Orchestra
Igor Butman, saxophone virtuoso, bandleader, club owner and television host, is Russia's number one jazz personality. In 1999, Igor founded the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and since then it has quickly become the hottest ensemble of its kind in Russia. They have frequently toured Russia and Europe, and are breaking into the USA. They have appeared at the world's most prestigious jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland and others. Saturday, Sept 27, 2014. Video: Sochi Jazz Festival 2013

* Ben Gulley
Up-and-coming American operatic tenor Ben Gulley's career is burgeoning with lead and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, concert work, film work, nationwide touring, and prestigious appearances abroad. He is also a member of the SONY/BMG recording group The American Tenors. Thursday, November 13, 2014. Video: Stormy Weather

* Julian Gargiulo
OJulian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills concert halls with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Julian has studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and the Peabody Conservatory, earning degrees from both. Monday, Jan 26, 2015. Video: live from a concert at Yamaha Hall in New York on Dec 3, 2007

* Suchon Wind Quintet with Michiko Otaki
The Suchon Quintet, which takes its name from one of Slovakia's most important twentieth century composers, consists of the leading wind players of the Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina. As the oldest chamber ensemble within the Sinfonietta, the wind quintet has performed many concerts throughout all of Slovakia, as well as abroad, and has been heard throughout the world on radio recordings. They will be joined by Michiko Otaki, renowned concert pianist. Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015. Video

* Six Appeal
Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes, all sung a cappella. With over 70 combined years of musical training and experience, Six Appeal utilizes a diverse arsenal of style and entertainment. Sunday, April 12, 2015. Six Appeal sings the "Circle of Life" from Disney's "The Lion King."

* The StepCrew
The StepCrew is an unbelievable dance production featuring the world's top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, and Modern Tap. These dynamic performers both excel in their respective traditional forms of dance and create brand new, modern fusions of all three styles. Backed by a four piece band including Celtic vocals and joined by the fiddle playing of three champion musicians, The StepCrew simply drips energy! Sunday, May 10, 2015. Video: Dogs among the bushes