The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Reynold’s Recital Hall. The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. Admission is free.
The music will be a direct celebration of the U.P.’s landscape, culture and heritage, according to Artistic Director and U.P. native Evan Premo.
Decoda has performed in the United Kingdom, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Mexico and across the United States. Members of Decoda who will perform at NMU include Evan Premo playing double bass, cellist Hamilton Berry and violinist Anna Elashvili.