Winter Wanderings: Sara Thomsen & Paula Pedersen CD Release
— 7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Music Center
Singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen and partner Paula Pedersen will be releasing their duet CD, Winter Wanderings, at Sacred Heart Music Center, the old church turned concert hall where the CD was also recorded. Thomsen and Pedersen's warm alto blend will be joined by DSSO Concertmaster Erin Aldridge on violin and more.
Tickets are available at the Art Dock in DeWitt Seitz or online at brownpapertickets.com.
Winter Wanderings is an introspective and evocative journey through the season featuring Thomsen originals, traditional songs, and covers arranged with guitar, violin, cello, piano and percussion instrumentation.
Thomsen's originals include Lake Superior (A Love Song), a musical tribute to life in the Lake Superior region. The entire CD was created locally and includes a stellar cast of area artists.
Musicians on the recording include Erin Aldridge, DSSO Concertmaster, on violin; Josh Aerie, Duluth Community Orchestra Conductor, on cello; Ryan Frane, Jazz Studies Director at UMD, on piano; Gene Koshinski, UMD Music Department, on percussion; and Elias Mokole, UMD Music Department, on additional vocals.
The album was recorded, mixed & mastered entirely at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth, by Eric Swanson, Sacred Heart Recording Studio Chief Engineer.
The album artwork features fine arts screen prints by local artist Joel Cooper.