Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby’s “Main Street Souvenirs” shows opens the 2017-18 Tomah Concert Association season Oct. 10.

The Tomah Concert Association (TomahConcertAssociation.com) has announced its shows for the 2017-18 season.

All performances are at the Tomah High School auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.

The season starts with Scott Kirby’s “Main Street Souvenirs” performance Tuesday, Oct. 10. Kirby’s concert spans 150 years of Americana including Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa and continuing up to the present. The concert is a multi-media stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative and a video presentation featuring many of Kirby’s original artworks. Throughout the show, Kirby will explore historical and visionary dimensions of the American Great Plains and the prairies.

Main Street Souvenirs is the first of four shows that will be performed during the 2017-18 season. Next up are Roy & Rosemary, Nov. 2. From the stages of Carnegie Hall to Walt Disney World, pianist Roy Tan and violinist Rosemary Siemens perform various styles of music from pop to hip hop to classical. Part of their show involves taking requests from the audience, often learning and arranging unfamiliar tunes and even composing pieces instantly.

Scarborough Fair comes to Tomah Feb. 20, 2018. Brothers Jeb and Jock Guthrie sing and play guitar with an affinity for Simon & Garfunkel music. Their show includes audience engagement through with stories, trivia and humor. The Guthrie brothers are natives of Green Bay.

The season concludes on May 13, 2018 with Cahal Dunne. The classically-trained pianist, singer, storyteller, humorist is a complete one-man show with performances that include Danny Boy, Wild Irish Rose, Unchained Melody and Maria.

TCA operates through yearly season ticket purchases from dedicated concert goers. Adult tickets are $45, student tickets are $10 and family tickets (two adults and their own children under 18) $95. Season Tickets available at TomahConcertAssociation.com or by contacting Bonnie Dana at 608-372-0677.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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