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Fesler-Lampert Performing Arts Series

The Fesler-Lampert and Acoustic Roots Performing Arts Series
feature an exciting array of musicians and entertainers.
Events are open to the public. 

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All performances take place on campus in historic Newhall Auditorium and begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted). For additional assistance, please call the SSM box office at 507-333-1620 or email

10th Wave

10th wave

Thursday, September 14, 2023

10th Wave is a musician-led ensemble that collaborates with living, local and/or underrepresented artists to perform high quality programming and connect with communities across Minnesota

10th Wave creates unique shared experiences by presenting programmatic concerts and perform in casual public spaces where high quality art music is welcome. Through their concerts, they strive to build a community within our audiences that breaks down the barriers of social class, race, and ethnicity to be accessible for all who come to listen.

Formed in December 2017, 10th Wave is a collective instrumental music ensemble of conservatory-trained professional musicians including but not limited to: flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, and voice. Pieces performed by 10th Wave are all composed within the last century in the classical music genre and can be categorized as modern, postmodern, electronic, indie-classical, and contemporary. 10th Wave also performs commissions and pieces written by living & local composers in Minnesota.

The band, Larry & Joe

larry & joe

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Larry & Joe were destined to make music together.

Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe Troop is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in South America, got stranded back in his stomping grounds in the pandemic. Larry worked construction to make ends meet. Joe's acclaimed "latingrass" band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, and he shifted into action working with asylum seeking migrants. Then Larry met Joe.

Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce.

Photo of Lizzy the Dream Girl

lizzy the dream girl

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Lizzy was born in Minneapolis, MN, and grew up in a family of entertainers. As a child, she spent much of her summer learning about and watching stage hypnosis shows across the country. She was always intrigued by the power and hilarity of hypnosis. Lizzy has a college degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lizzy chose to continue the family tradition in entertainment and pursue a career as a stage hypnotist. She has used her knowledge and expertise to create a hypnosis show that is unique, funky, and fresh. She believes that the more we can smile and laugh together, the better our lives will be, because laughter is one of the best kinds of therapy. There is sure to be lots of laughter during her show!