MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Beaumier Coffee House Series concert on Saturday, March 9, will feature two local and distinct groups: The Door Cats and Eclettico. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center. Admission is free, with donations encouraged. It is part of the U.P. Folklife Festival, which is sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
The Door Cats, a folk trio based in Marquette, has performed across a variety of venues. Its favorite is an acoustic set played fireside each Sunday evening at the historic Landmark Inn's North Star Lounge. Kerry Yost provides a heartfelt collection of originals alongside the group's eclectic array of covers. Marcella Krupski's tight-knit harmonies are softened by the lull of Roo Sinski's cello.
Eclettico is a group of local, classically trained, professional musicians who strive to present a vast array of musical styles with a funky fresh string sound. They aim to bring traditional string instruments into non-traditional settings while opening the ears of listeners to non-traditional music. Their musical selection ranges from classical to pop to fiddle music and everything in between—from Mozart, Bach and Beethoven to The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. Eclettico includes members of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, the NMU Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles who maintain strong connections with the public school strings programs in the Upper Peninsula.