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Spotlight Series

Bluegrass Rhapsody

Date: Sat Oct 23 2021

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Room: Antonello Hall

Seats are limited. Please call 612-321-0100 in advance to reserve your tickets.

$25 – General Admission
$15 – Seniors (55+) Youth (6-18)

This performance will be live streamed, free-of-charge, on Facebook Live.

This program features contemporary compositions and poems by creators of diverse backgrounds. MacPhail’s virtuoso string players and guest narrator, poet Anthony Ceballos, share the stage as they weave a narrative with the words and sounds of our country’s complex heritage. Mr. Ceballos will read both from his existing and new works of poetry and prose.


Spotlight Artistic Director & Conductor: Mischa Santora

Guest Narrator & Poet: Anthony Celballos

Kenji Bunch: String Circle
Marc Levine & Tamara Gonzalez, violin
Matthew Mindeman & Chi Chi Bestmann, viola
Rebecca Merblum, cello

Paul Wiancko: American Haiku
Chi Chi Bestmann, viola
Rebecca Merblum, cello

Select traditional fiddle repertoire
Chi Chi Bestmann, viola
Marc Levine, violin

Anthony Ceballos is a poet, writer, and turkey sandwich enthusiast. In 2016 he was selected to be a Loft Literary Center Mentor Series mentee. His work has been featured in Yellow Medicine Review, Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride, Great River Review and elsewhere. He is a graduate from Randolph College’s low residency creative writing program in Virginia. He lives, breathes and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He can be found penning staff recommendations and coordinating events at Birchbark Books and Native Arts. He is a first generation descendant of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

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