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Public Events Season

Fall 2019

Ross Jallo

Herrick Chapel

Organist Ross Jallo, of Coralville, is a regular recitalist both in the Midwest and Europe. He is director of music at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. A graduate of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, and the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, he is fascinated by keyboard music in its historical context. Recent organ recitals include performances at the Church of the Holy Cross (Crediton, England), the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Des Moines), and the Michaeliskirche (Leipzig, Germany).  Ross was a finalist in the 2015 Immanuel Lutheran Organ Scholar Competition (Evanston, Illinois).  Other musical interests include visiting historic organs, basso continuo, and editing and composing music in the Anglican choral tradition.

Helen Gillet

Herrick Chapel

A continent- and genre-spanning blend of folk and jazz with classical and pop, Helen is a whirling dervish of the cello, incorporating live looping, passionate (French and English) vocals, and hypnotizing beats that morph into the lyrical and the exotic.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Herrick Chapel

Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist.

Herrick Chapel

Join us for an evening of spooky organ music sure to send shivers down your spine!

Grinnell College Organist Linda Bryant and student organists will perform a creepy but fun Halloween concert on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Grinnell College. The performance, which will start at 9 p.m., is free and open to the public.
The audience will be invited to sing along with “Scarols,” traditional Christmas carols with familiar melodies teeming with spooky characters and haunting musical variations.

Martha Graham Cracker

Harris Center

Forget everything you know about drag.

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret is a live concert experiencing featuring one tall, hairy drag queen with a supersonic voice (that's Martha Graham Cracker) and her four-piece backing band, performing everything from Prince to Black Sabbath to Nina Simone to Crowded House. And everything in between.

Roberts Theatre

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