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treVeld notes . . . Winter 2012 / 2013
Greetings from treVeld!
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Upcoming Event Highlights
* Our full events schedule is listed at the bottom of this newsletter, including venue details.
* Be sure to check our website Schedule for current event information and new performance dates.
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Heyde Center for the Arts - An evening with treVeld - Chippewa Falls Wisconsin
Friday, November 30 • 7:30 - 9 pm
Admission: adults $7, seniors $6, youth $3
Chippewa Valley Cultural Association - 3 South High Street
• Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
We were encouraged by a Wisconsin friend of treVeld to book a show at this beautiful and historic theater in Chippewa Falls, which fortunately led to the scheduling of this event. We'd enjoy the company of our MN friends, and hope to spread the word to those unfamiliar with treVeld whom live in and around the Chippewa Falls area. We're grateful to have received the support of Stephanie Elkins, host of Wisconsin Public Radio's Simply Folk, who graciously added treVeld's music to the mix, as well as giving this event a shout out on the show.
Several people, to whom we've mentioned this, have recommended taking a tour of the Leinenkugel Brewery while visiting Chippewa Falls, which sounds like a great pre-show happening!
Thank you Deb Johnson of the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association and Ann Hansen for your support in bringing this about. We're so looking forward to our Heyde debut!
Groundhog Day Celebration! - Cannon River Winery
Saturday, February 2 • 5 - 8 pm
421 Mill Street West • Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Admission: No Cover
Join us for a celebration of this ancient tradition. If our furry friend's shadow says Winter's not over, have some wine to chase away the doldrums. If the oracle says Spring is upon us, have some wine to celebrate. It's a win(e) win(e) situation folks! Either way, be sure to drink responsibly and bring along a designated driver. Who knows, perhaps Bill Murray will show up!
Valentine's Day - Candlelight & Chocolate - Richardson Nature Center
Thursday, February 14 • 6 - 9 pm
Admission: $12/person - Reservations required
8737 E Bush Lake Rd • Bloomington, MN 55438
Stop by our lovely nature center for a quiet retreat before or after your Valentine's meal. Snowshoe through winter woods lit by luminaries, stargaze by a crackling campfire, or kickstart the romance with an invigorating spin on a kicksled. Savor a variety of chocolates while listening to live acoustic music by treVeld, strolling the exhibits, and viewing our live raptors. Get romance advice from an experienced naturalist... just kidding, stick to the nature questions. Hot cider, coffee, tea, and chocolate included. Bring your own bottle of wine or beer - must be 21 or older. (Hint: Belgian beers pair great with chocolate!) Snowshoes, ice cleats, and kicksleds provided.
This event is a long standing tradition for us, which we greatly enjoy!
Music Under Glass - Como Park Zoo Conservatory
Sunday, March 3 • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
1225 Estabrook Drive • St. Paul, MN 55103
Enjoy free musical concerts at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, under the glass in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Concerts are funded by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
We're looking forward to performing in this lush local treasure. Join us as we drink in the beauty and moisture of this wonderful space.
In support of our Music Under Glass show, treVeld will be performing live in the studio on WCCO-TV's Saturday Morning Show on Saturday 3/2. The show is broadcast 8 - 9 am.
Saint Patrick's Day Celebration! - Cannon River Winery
Sunday, March 17 • 2 - 5 pm
421 Mill Street West • Cannon Falls MN 55009
Admission: No Cover
We're not an "Irish band", yet the Celtic spirit is alive in our music. Rumor has it that we might break out of the box and perform a traditional Irish tune or two!
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Erte continues to be our home base for frequent weekend performances. Stop by for some great food, drink and good treVeld vibes! Thanks to Patte, Mark and the awesome Erte staff for your long standing support!
We're grateful for the opportunity to be performing more frequently at this wonderful venue in Cannon Falls MN. The winery is a sweet space to hang out with friends, enjoy a great selection of local wines and listen to music.
To our great satisfaction, Mendoberri has become another semi-regular venue for us. Enjoy delicious local, fresh, organic food and drink in this beautiful and inviting space.
* performance dates and details for our Frequent Venues are listed at the bottom of the page.
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In the Mix
treVeld and TPT's MN Original Project
Be sure to check out MN Original on Twin Cities Public Television.
MN original cameras have been capturing the creative process in arts studios for months, and will take viewers behind the scenes to meet the elders and the emerging talents in all of the arts disciplines – musicians, visual artists, poets, writers, dancers, filmmakers, architects and designers - all of whom make up the vast array of creative talent living and working in Minnesota.
We're honored to have our music included in this program's music library, which includes many incredible local artists. The latest episode to include music by treVeld is on artist Pamela Sukhum. The tune Lullaby from our Bohemian Flats recording accompanies a portion of this episode, which was nominated for an Emmy Award!
Click here to watch this episode: MN Original - Pamela Sukhum
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If you like what you hear… we'd love your help in spreading the word about treVeld. In addition to food and drink venues, we also enjoy performing for concerts, festivals, weddings and private events. We continue to meet wonderful people on our musical adventures, many of whom have been incredibly supportive and encouraging. We greatly appreciate that the majority of our performing schedule is manifest via personal connections and referrals from those who like our music and tell others. Thank you to the many that have already helped us along this path!
If you're so inspired, Facebook is a good place to connect with us. Email and telephone are very much encouraged as well.
Phone: Philip Rampi - 651-690-4138
We just got home a few minutes ago after having an incredible supper and then two and a half hours of really extraordinary live music. It turned out that the music tonight was offered by a group named TreVeld (three plains). The trio of musicians present entirely original music that they write and arrange themselves.
Their instruments include, violin, cello, bass, mandolins, guitar, and banjo, with two of the three men switching back and forth between various instruments. Their eclectic style carries strong influences of Gypsy, Celtic and various other folk genres together with a strong thread of classical skills and style. The music is entirely acoustic and completely instrumental, no singing.
The pieces they played ranged from delicate, ballad like songs where the violin sang soaring melodies to foot stomping, get up and dance jigs and just about everything in between. The music was highly lyrical, with achingly beautiful melody lines. It was also often highly rhythmic with some of the instruments doing double duty as percussion devices as well as providing musical notes.
The skills of the three men who make up the group were all equally astonishing. It was a total surprise for us. There are not many neighborhood restaurants that front exceptionally good live music. During their one real break, we ended up visiting with two of the musicians who clearly were enjoying our enthusiastic response to their performance.
We had hoped for a short bit of decent entertainment as a part of our little celebration this evening, but we were bowled over by a genuinely excellent concert presented in a relaxed and informal way that made it all the more accessible. Our meal was terrific, the wine was excellent and the free entertainment was perfect. We both came home kind of floating on a cloud of amazement at what we had just experienced.
Louis Grams - musician & composer • Commenting on treVeld at Mendoberri Café & Wine Bar
treVeld’s Winter 2012 / 2013 performance schedule (as of 11/16/2012):
11/30 - An Evening with treVeld - Heyde Center for the Arts - 7:30 - 9 pm
12/15 - Mendoberri Café & Wine bar - 7:30 - 10 pm
12/16 - Cannon River Winery - 2 - 5 pm
12/21 & 22 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
1/19 - Cannon River Winery - 5 - 8 pm
1/25 & 26 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
2/2 - Groundhog Day - Cannon River Winery - 5 - 8 pm
2/14 - Valentine's Day - Richardson Nature Center - 6 - 9 pm
2/16 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
2/22 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
3/2 - WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show - Live Studio performance - Broadcast 8-9 am
3/3 - Music Unger Glass - Como Park Conservatory - 4:30 - 6:30 pm
3/15 & 16 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day - Cannon River Winery - 2 - 5 pm
3/22 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
4/6 - Mendoberri Café & Wine bar - 7:30 - 10 pm
4/19 & 20 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
4/27 - Erte Restaurant - 7 - 10 pm
5/4 - Mendoberri Café & Wine bar - 7:30 - 10 pm
6/1 - Mendoberri Café & Wine bar - 7:30 - 10 pm
* Visit our website for the latest event updates & detailed information at: treVeld Schedule
Heyde Center for the Arts - 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 • 715-726-9000 - Website
Richardson Nature Center - 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438 • 763-559-6700 - Website
Como Conservatory - 1225 Estabrook Dr, St. Paul, MN 55103 • 651-487-8201 - Website
Erte Restaurant - 323 13th Avenue N.E. Minneapolis, MN. Reservations • 612-623-4211 - Website
Cannon River Winery - 421 Mill Street West, Cannon Falls, MN • 507-263-7400 - Website
Mendoberri Café & Wine Bar - 730 Main Street, Mendota Heights, MN 55118 • 651-209-3270 - Website
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Yours in the music... Philip, Bill & Dustin
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