Lauren Pelon Musique Company

Lauren Pelon
Musique Company
PO Box 401
Red Wing
Minnesota
55066
Phone (651) 388-8945 for
bookings,
products,
concert information.

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LAUREN PELON MUSIQUE COMPANY


Lauren Pelon is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an ARTS TOUR MINNESOTA grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  Her Minnesota performances are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


2014 CONCERT PERFORMANCES


Monday, March 10, 2014, Wadena, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Brainerd, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Thursday, March 13, 2014, Park Rapids, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Long Prairie, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Thursday, March 20, 2014, Cambridge, Minnesota

Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us


Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Bismarck, North Dakota

The Living Roots of Music


Saturday, April 12, 2014, Red Wing, Minnesota

Earth Tones


Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Clarissa, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Duluth, Minnesota

Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us


Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Dassel, Minnesota

Earth Tones


Thursday, April 24, 2014, Moorhead, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Friday April 25, 2014, Bemidji, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Sunday, April 27, 2014, Fosston, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Monday, April 28, 2014, Longville, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Friday, May 2, 2014, Evansville, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Saturday, May 3, 2014, Montgomery, Minnesota

Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us


Thursday, May 8, 2014, Curtis, Michigan

Earth Tones


Saturday, May 10, 2014, Jackson, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Thursday, June 12, 2014, Hanley Falls, Minnesota

Earth Tones


Saturday, June 14, 2014, Mapleton, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Saturday, July 12, 2014, Red Wing Minnesota

Gathered Waters


Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

The Living Roots of Music


Saturday, October 11, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana

Earth Tones


Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Georgetown, Kentucky

The Living Roots of Music


Thursday, October 16, 2014, Mocksville, North Carolina

The Living Roots of Music


Saturday, October 18, 2014, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Women in Music: Someone Will Remember Us


Monday, October 20, 2014, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Lumberton, North Carolina

The Living Roots of Music


Sunday, October 26, 2014, Brentwood, Tennessee

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Friday, November 7, 2014, Willmar, Minnesota

Music from the Backyard & Front Porch


Friday, December 5, 2014, Savage, Minnesota

Listening for Peace


Thursday, December 11, 2014, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Listening for Peace


Contact Lauren Pelon for further information about the programs:

laurenpelon@earthlink.net

651-388-8945



Pelon's educational & entertaining programs have been presented in venues throughout the world -- from the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia to the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre in Ireland; from the Conservatory of Music in Almaty, Kazakhstan to The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas; from the Ramshorn Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland to the Glenstal Abbey in Ireland; and from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to Southern Cross University in New South Wales.


Shows touring in 2014 include:


• THE LIVING ROOTS OF MUSIC.  Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and instruments throughout history and performs music from the 1st to the 21st centuries on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, psaltery, eagle bone flute, Kiowa courting flute, electric wind instrument, pedalboard, and voice.  Pelon's compositions are featured, along with music from ancient Greece, medieval and renaissance Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.


• WOMEN IN MUSIC: SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER US.  Lauren Pelon traces the story of women in music and performs music from around the world.  The concert celebrates music written by, or for, women.  Crossing the boundaries of time, distance and culture, Pelon sings and plays ancient and modern instruments - some of which were traditionally played by women, some forbidden to women.


• MUSIC FROM THE BACKYARD & FRONT PORCH.  This concert of American music shows the importance of learning our local stories and music.  It features music of America's indigenous peoples, as well as the songs and instruments of America's many immigrants.


• EARTH TONES features songs from around the world and Pelon’s original compositions.  The music and narrative reflect our engagement with Nature, our concerns about our rivers, lakes, soil, plant life, and the great personal and social issues we face in creating a sustainable life for the Earth and its creatures, including ourselves.


• LISTENING FOR PEACE.  This program, presented by Lauren Pelon, features music and instruments from around the world, along with commentary on world peace, as well as the necessity of making peace with nature, the land -- and the need to make some kind of peace within ourselves.


"I am fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music," says Pelon. "I especially enjoy doing these programs because they differ from ordinary concert performances. They offer not only an opportunity to listen to music, but also a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people all over the world -- from ancient times to our own modern day." 


Lauren Pelon is a recipient of 2011 and 2014 “Arts Tour Minnesota” grant awards and 2010 "Artist Initiative Award" from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  She has received numerous grant awards from Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for composing and performing and was named the 2001 "Artist of the Year."


Pelon studied the history of music and instrumentation both in America and overseas. She is noted not only for her accomplished performances on wind, string, free-reed and electronic instruments, and voice, but also for her innovative programming.  Pelon has appeared on television specials, at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts (St. Petersburg, Russia), and in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and China. In 2003, she was invited to present the 18th annual Gordon Athol Anderson Memorial Lecture at the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.  Her compositions and arrangements have been featured in her solo concerts, with the Philadelphia String Quartet, with symphony orchestras, and on NPR's "All Things Considered."


A Michigan reviewer wrote, "Lauren Pelon is a showpiece by virtue of her beautiful, fervent voice and her extraordinary talents on an assortment of unusual, but authentic instruments."     William Kearns, American Music Research Center, Boulder, Colorado, called Pelon's programs "captivating and awesome."  A reviewer for The Canberra Times, Australia wrote, “Lauren Pelon has devised a unique evening of entertainment by combining a wide variety of music from many centuries...  Her versatility with more than 25 instruments including voice is admirable...an experience made all the more pleasant by Pelon's relaxed and warm presentation of the rare and unusual.”


Jill Timmons, Director, Lively Arts Series, Oregon, reviewing Pelon's program, wrote, “From Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion to the steppes of Russia and the hills of Kazakhstan, Lauren Pelon has entertained audiences with her story of music throughout history.  Her virtuosity on so many instruments and her rich voice remind us of the power of music to transcend time and culture.”



SELECTED PERFORMANCES, 2003-2013

 

May 15-16, 2003, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

May 20, 2003, The Hauraki House Theatre, Coromandel, New Zealand

May 22, 2003, Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton, New Zealand

May 30 2003, CEMA Arts Centre, Portland, Victoria, Australia

June 5, 2003, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

June 8, 2003, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

June 13-14, 2003, Australian National Univ, Canberra, ACT, Australia

September 19, 2003, Miller Performing Arts Center, Alfred, New York

September 23, 2003, Heeren Hall, Louisville, Kentucky

June 28, 2004, Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport, Oregon

October 1, 2004, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

October 3, 2004, Stillpoint Center for the Humanities, Wetmore, Colorado

October 26, 2004, Bromley Family Theatre, U of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 4, 2004, St. Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota

November 17, 2004, Havelone Performing Arts Center, Beatrice, Nebraska

January 23, 2005, Froemke Auditorium, Valley City, North Dakota

March 22-23, 2005, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI

July 27, 2005, Tribal Community House, Sitka, Alaska

July 31, 2005, Convention Center, Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada

August 4, 2005, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska

August 19, 2005 - Chilkat Center for the Arts, Haines, Alaska

August 23, 2005, Wright Auditorium, Petersburg, Alaska

September 25, 2005, Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

October 6, 2005, Cook DeWitt Center, Allendale, Michigan

October 16, 2005, Hazel Hayes Auditorium, Holland, Michigan

October 20, 2005, University of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina

February 12, 2006, Annie Hogan-Byrd Aud, Greeneville, Tennessee

February 16, 2006, Falany Performing Arts Center, Waleska, Georgia

February 20, 2006, Hofheimer Theater, Virginia Beach, Virginia

March 28, 2006, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

March 30, 2006, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, San Antonio, Texas

October 31, 2006, ACS-Egham International School, Egham, Great Britain

November 1-2, 2006, ACS Cobham Internation School, Great Britain

November 8, 2006, Cavan Institute, County Cavan, Ireland

November 9, 2006, Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre, Tralee, Ireland

January 23-24, 2007, Bromley Family Theater, Bradford, Pennsylvania

January 26, 2007, Steadman Theater, Mansfield, Pennsylvania

February 20, 2007, Hutchinson Auditorium,, Temple Terrace, Florida

March 4, 2007, Smith Recital Hall, Monmouth, Oregon

March 12, 2007, KJM Center for the Arts, Olympia, Washington

March 22, 2007, Portland Civic Hall, Victoria, Australia

March 23-24, 2007, Portland Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia

March 27, 2007, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

March 28, 2007, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia

April 21, 2007, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

April 24-26, 2007, Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, New Zealand

May 3, 2007, Boathouse Theatre, Blenheim, New Zealand

September 14, 2007, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 13, 2007, Music in the Church at Aust, Great Britain

October 18, 2007, ACS Cobham International School, Great Britain

October 19, 2007, Arts Education School, London, Great Britain

October 20, 2007, National Peace Fellowship, Rochdale, Great Britain

October 26, 2007, Middleton Hall, University of Hull, Hull, Great Britain

October 30-31, 2007, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

November 6, 2007, Athlone Institute, County Westmeath, Ireland

January 6, 2008, The Dome, Tampa, Florida

February 26, 2008, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota

February 29, 2008, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Univ of Nebraska, Kearney

March 4, 2008, Larson Auditorium, Brookings South Dakota

October 17, 2008, Mundelein Auditorium, Loyola Univ, Chicago, Illinois

November 11, 2008, Peace College, Raleigh, North Carolina

March 13, 2009, Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women, New Orleans

September 18, 2009, Kenyon College, Brandi Recital Hall, Gambier, Ohio

September 22, 2009 - Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee

November 3, 2009, Performance Hall, Lycoming College, Pennsylvania

January 15, 2010, National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota

February 2, 2010, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

February 24-27, 2010, Cultural Arts Center, Temple, Texas

March 9, 2010, Silverthorne Theatre, Lewiston, Idaho

February 12, 2011 – Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minnesota

March 27, 2011 – Sioux City Chamber Music Association, Iowa

April 10, 2011 - Grand Marais Art Colony, Minnesota

April 18, 2011 – Lakeville Area Arts Center Theater, Minnesota

April 27, 2011 – Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, Pennsylvania

September 17, 2011 - New York Mills, Minnesota

October 1, 2011 - Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado

October 4, 2011 – Southern Utah University Auditorium, Cedar City, Utah

January 13, 2012 -- The State Theater, Gainesville, Texas

January 25, 2012 -- Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana

January 27, 2012 -- Blue Ridge College, Flat Rock, North Carolina

March 16, 2012 -- Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland

March 8, 2013 -- Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, Michigan

March 20, 2013 -- Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, Michigan

September 24, 2013 -- Mt Olive College, North Carolina

October 14, 2013 -- Lakeshore Museum, Muskegon, Michigan

November 9, 2013 -- Goodhue County History Center, Red Wing, Minnesota


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