Winona Arts Center - 2023-2024 Concert Series

Concerts are presented at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

Tickets are available in advance at Eventbrite and at Music Mart (Formerly Hardt's Music) or at the door. Coffeehouse and gallery are open 1 hour prior to concerts.

Ben Cosgrove

Friday / May 31, 2024 / 7:00pm

Tickets are free and can be picked up at Music Mart (formerly Hardt’s Music) until May 31 at 5:00pm or Eventbrite until May 31 at 3:00pm
Coffeehouse & gallery open at 6:00pm
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Ben Cosgrove will perform a FREE ticketed concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Winona Arts Center, 228 E. 5th St. Although this is a free performance, a ticket will be required for this event. See below for information on how to acquire a ticket. Doors open at 6:00pm.

The Winona Art Center is a small venue so Please pick up your free ticket at Music Mart (formerly Hardt’s Music) or reserve a ticket on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-cosgrove-concert-tickets-902017728307 If we are full to capacity and you do not have a ticket, you will not be able to attend this amazing concert.

Ben is currently Artist-in-Residence helping to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Ben’s music and storytelling will transport you throughout landscapes near and far in a way few performers can. Ben has travelled throughout the 261 miles of the Refuge along the Mississippi and will share his inspiration and reflections in this performance.

Join us for a live performance from composer-performer Ben Cosgrove who is currently Artist-in-Residence helping to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Ben’s music and storytelling will transport you throughout landscapes near and far in a way few performers can. Ben has travelled throughout the 261 miles of the Refuge along the Mississippi and will share his inspiration and reflections in this performance.Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment. Described by the Boston Globe as “a sonic plein-air painter… [using] his piano as a paintbrush,” Ben has performed in every U.S. state except for Delaware, collaborated with groups ranging from rock bands to research scientists, contributed music to several radio and film projects (including the recent Ken Burns documentary The American Buffalo), and held residencies and fellowships with institutions including NASA, the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Recently he has been engaged by the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge to compose music inspired by the region in advance of the refuge’s 100th anniversary.

Ben’s music has been called “beautiful and fascinating” (The Maine Edge), “deeply impressive” (Independent Clauses), and “immediately evocative and fully arresting… brim[ming] with technical mastery and emotional capital” (Seven Days). His newest record, Bearings, a collection of improvisation-based music that reflects upon the relationship between movement and place, was released in 2023. You can read more about Bearings https://www.bencosgrove.com/bearings, stream it on all platforms http://songwhip.com/ben-cosgrove/bearings, and order the album in CD, vinyl, or digital formats at https://www.bencosgrove.com/store

For more about Ben and his work, please visit bencosgrove.com.
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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