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Don Stiernberg To Visit Harper College

By Deanna C. White
October 20, 2003 - 8:10 pm

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Palatine, IL - Can't decide whether you prefer Bach to bluegrass? Mandolin may be the perfect instrument for you.

On Sunday, November 9, 2003, renowned mandolinist Don Stiernberg will teach musicians how to master the subtle stylings of this versatile instrument, when he hosts a mandolin workshop and concert at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.

Stiernberg is one of Chicago's busiest musicians, turning up on recording sessions and at performances of all kinds to play mandolin, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, and even sing.

Recently, his recordings as a mandolinist have made inroads on the national jazz and bluegrass scenes. He has produced two solo cd's, his latest release, Unseasonably Cool, a jazz mandolin CD on Blue Night Records, and About Time, which garnered him exposure on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Stiernberg has also recorded with a variety of artists, including bluegrass musician Greg Cahill and alternative country songwriter Robbie Fulks.

Stiernberg's workshop will begin at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on Harper College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road. Tuition is $35, which includes admission to the concert.

The Don Stiernberg Trio will perform at 3:30 p.m. Tickets to the concert alone are $15 for adults, $12 for students and $10 for Harper students, seniors and children age 12 and under.

Workshop information:

To register for the workshop and concert call 847 925-6300 or log on to

Tickets to the concert alone will be sold at the door. The workshop and concert are sponsored by the Harper College Community Music Center.

Additional information:
Henrietta Neeley: 847 925-6659

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