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Water Street

Season 3

 


WE IGNITE
THE ART
AROUND US

 



IN PLACES COMMON
IN CORNERS UNEXPECTED

 

because the arts bring us together

 
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TO DANCE 
LAUGH
SING
PLAY 
SMILE
BE

 

WELCOME TO WATER STREET

 

 

SEASON FOUR

 

ABSOLUTE HOOT & DECORAH CHORALE
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 AT 7 P.M.
CO-OP PARKING LOT

One of Decorah's favorite groovy, rocking bands joined by voices from one of Decorah's iconic choirs. All together, it's sure to be a huge night of local music not to be missed. 

Join us for this FREE kickoff to Water Street Music Series' fourth season! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic, your kids, and your pets for an absolutely hoot-filled night.  


 

SEASON THREE

 

going coastal
april 17, 2015 AT 8 p.m.

Coasts. They're points of departure, points of arrival. Places of intersecting worlds. 

Join us for a night on the coast combining indie rock and ambient artscapes. 

Featuring Coastal Cabins collaborating with Luther Artists' Collective member Jill Hess.


Fellas in the Cellar
February 21, 2015 at 7:30 & 9:30

It's cabaret meets cozy cellar. It's new musical theater meets old world feel. It's an evening that will leave you humming great tunes and not wanting to head back into the cold winter wind. 

Join Dr. Andrew Last, a rag tag group of instrumentalists, and a whole posse of fellas (read more)...


Chet Baker: In A Blue Room
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

It was an evening of jazz.
An evening of blues.
An evening of Chet. 

This all original production featuring jazz trio, modern dancer, and narrator brought audiences face to face with this icon of west coast jazz. We all fell in love with Chet that night, and we're all the better for it. 


HOMEGROWN IN DECORAH
THE BREAD AND BUTTER STRING BAND
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Some towns have talent. Decorah is spoiled. The musicians of the Bread and Butter String Band call Decorah home in one way or another.

From growing up in town to attending Luther College, the band plays with the sweet sound of youth and a whole lot of joy.


 

SEASON TWO

 

ON THE WATER WITH FOOTNOTES
trout run trailhead
saturday, september 7, 2013

Decorah’s own Foot-Notes took Water Street to the waterfront, providing foot-tapping fun along the scenic Upper Iowa River and letting our audience waltz away the evening.


bach, beethoven, and beer
t-bocks upstairs
friday, october 11, 2013

Luther College professor James Griesheimer hosted an evening of music by two of the greatest German composers ever, offering tantalizing historical tidbits along the way. With all the sophistication and none of the stuffiness, Decorah's best classical musicians brought the timeless alive in the newly-renovated T-Bocks second floor venue. Prost! (Cheers!)

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shakespeare in song and sound
saturday, november 2, 2013

This original collaboration between composer Brooke Joyce, harpsichordist Kathy Reed, Renaissance scholar Kate Narveson, theatre director Kristen Underwood, as well as students, led our audience on a sonorous adventure from Elizabethan England and back again.


crazy love
hotel winneshiek steyer opera house
friday, february 14, 2014

Ellen Rockne, John Goodin, Kathy Reed, and Erik Sessions presented a Valentine's concert meant for anyone anywhere on the romance cycle. Whether you tied the knot fifty years ago, broke up yesterday, or just had your first kiss, we'll give you something to laugh about when it comes to that crazy little thing called love!

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salon concerts
dug road inn
sunday, march 9, 2014

Water Street Music Series enlivened the tradition of the salon concert through an afternoon of chamber music at Dug Road Inn in Decorah. Food, drink, and the arts collided and everyone had a front row seat. Featured artists: The OK Factor, Jeni Grouws and Jessica Breed, and the Oneota Quartet.


in search of america
HOTEL WINNESHIEK steyer OPERA HOUSE
saturday, april 5, 2014

Jazz artist and trumpeter Jon Ailabouni teamed up with Decorah author Robert Wolf to present an evening of new writings and music. Set to the sound of newly composed music by Ailabouni for the Luther College Jazz Combo, we dove into the search for America: her iconic figures and vanishing regional folkways.

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season one

 

done doin' laundry
with special guests simple rogues
bentdahl commons at luther college
sunday, september 2, 2012

Representing peace, love, and clean skivvies, the sassy ladies of Done Doin’ Laundry entertained with bluegrass, rock n’ roll, and everything in-between, joined by rollicking Irish tunes from the guys of Simple Rogues.


coming home again
HOTEL WINNESHIEK steyer OPERA HOUSE
friday, september 21, 2012

Four longtime friends reunited to weave stories of their Decorah home. Through voice, fiddle, mandolin, and piano, they celebrate the winding path that has brought them together again in this much-loved place.

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artsong at arthaus
arthaus
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A vivid evening of vocal music. Piano professor Jessica Paul collaborated with six of Luther’s top student vocalists. With lyrical words and virtuosic accompaniment, their music conveyed a range of emotions in a colorful series of short, imaginative pieces.


cello+
arthaus
Friday, november 2, 2012

A reading of the classic children’s story “Ferdinand the Bull” came to life with the stroke of a bow, Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4 took on new meaning through interaction with contemporary dance, and a violin/cello duo laid down some original grooves. Phuc Phan, Amanda Hamp, Kristen Underwood, Olivia Hahn, and Karla Dietmeyer.

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jazz caravan
hotel winneshiek steyer opera house 
FRIDAY, february 8, 2013

A journey through jazz. From New Orleans to New York to Rio to Decorah, we experienced the hip, sultry, syncopated sounds of jazz through the ages. Featured Luther professor Tony Guzman and students Gavin Colahan, Karla Dietmeyer, Ted Olsen, Elliott Ostrowski, Stephen Uhl, and Andrew Withers.


maritza and luther tango ensemble
HOTEL WINNESHIEK STEYER OPERA HOUSE 
FRIDAY, march 8, 2013

Evocative melodies and infectious dance rhythms united two distinct sounds. Decorah favorite Maritza and the new Luther Tango Ensemble (directed by visiting professor Michael O’Brien) took the stage, and these Balkan, Romany, and Argentine tunes inspired audiences to get up and groove.

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