Sep 17
Free CONCERT: Jarrelle Barton, American Guzheng Ar...

Free CONCERT: Jarrelle Barton, American Guzheng Ar...

Presented by Blessings Academy of Arts and Music at Hastings Arts Center

Jarrelle Barton returns to the Hastings Arts Center stage to begin our wildly popular Coffee Concert Series! Please join us for this free concert and enjoy coffee and treats, too! Doors open at 10:00am!! Cash donations appreciated!

At age 14, Jarrelle Barton (Chinese name:  Jie Ao, 杰遨) began learning guzheng from master Li Jiaxiang (李嘉骧), a former musician of the Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) who had studied with the Chaozhou zheng master Fan Shang’e.  From Li, Barton learned traditional pieces, particularly those from the Teochew and Hakka schools of southern China, as well as modern-style guzheng solos.  Now 26, Barton is in constant demand for events throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, and developed an international following online.  In 2017 he was featured on Minnesota Public Radio and invited to perform with guzheng master Bei Bei He in Los Angeles.  Other notable performance venues include Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, the Mall of America, the Twin Cities Lantern Festival, the Anderson Center (residency and performance) and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.  In December 2018 he was selected for a 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA), for which he will create a new large-scale composition for guzheng and mixed ensemble.At age 14, Jarrelle Barton (Chinese name:  Jie Ao, 杰遨) began learning guzheng from master Li Jiaxiang (李嘉骧), a former musician of the Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) who had studied with the Chaozhou zheng master Fan Shang’e.  From Li, Barton learned traditional pieces, particularly those from the Teochew and Hakka schools of southern China, as well as modern-style guzheng solos.  Now 26, Barton is in constant demand for events throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, and developed an international following online.  In 2017 he was featured on Minnesota Public Radio and invited to perform with guzheng master Bei Bei He in Los Angeles.  Other notable performance venues include Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, the Mall of America, the Twin Cities Lantern Festival, the Anderson Center (residency and performance) and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.  In December 2018 he was selected for a 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA), for which he will create a new large-scale composition for guzheng and mixed ensemble.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2019/09/17 - 2019/09/17

Additional time info:

Doors open at 10:00 for coffee and brownies.

Free street parking and in the lot across the street.

Location Info

Hastings Arts Center

216 4th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033