The Music Man Square is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Footbridge Music Series. The inaugural presentation will be an evening of Marimba Music with Matthew Coley. The concert is September 15 at 4PM. This concert is free to the public.
Matthew Coley is an internationally acclaimed performer and the founding executive/artistic director of Heartland Marimba (HM). He has been described as "off the charts" (John Cook, Westminster Presbyterian Fine Arts Series, Des Moines, IA), while "delivering virtuoso...exquisite soloing on marimba" (Lauren Warnecke, seechicagodance.com). Performing on marimba, percussion, hammered dulcimer/cimbalom, and glass, Matthew travels regularly bringing the beauty of the marimba's singing wood and the diverse timbre of other percussion and dulcimers to many audiences. About his dulcimer performing it has been written that “Coley rips across the strings of the hammered dulcimer with abandon bordering on delirium!” (Linda Shapiro, Chicago Press Review). Matthew has performed in over 35 US states, 10 countries, and as a soloist with ensembles/organizations throughout the US and abroad including Clocks in Motion Percussion, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, University of Denver Percussion Ensemble, Sudar Percussion of Croatia, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, and Moldavian Philharmonic and Teleradio Symphony Orchestras.
Matthew’s performance will include Bach, classical favorites by Gardel, Shostakovich and Piazzolla and other Marimba Originals by Coley and friends! It will be an afternoon of delightful music at Music Man Square.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming events in our Footbridge Series!
Zane Merritt, Guitar Performer November 3rd, 2019 at 4PM
Richard Steinbach, Pianist May 3rd, 2020 at 4PM
The Footbridge Series is presented by North Iowa Community Credit Union, Dean Snyder Construction, Clear Lake Bank and Trust, CL Tel, David & Vicky Snyder and Conn McKercher.