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Rose Ensemble Audio Postcard No. 5

Posted at 12:38 PM on November 21, 2011 by ClassicalMPR
Filed under: Rose Ensemble Audio Postcards

The Rose Ensemble's founder and artistic director, Jordan Sramek, invites listeners behind the scenes as musicians chat with one another while preparing for their performance at the Historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN.

Amidst their physical transformation into their stage roles, musicians paint a picture of the dressing rooms and reminisce about their place in the history of Austin's Spam Museum. The Thursday night show kicked off the second half of the Songs of Temperance and Temptation tour through greater Minnesota.

Next stop: A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls, MN, Saturday, November 19.

The Historic Paramount Theatre in Austin was the ideal vaudeville venue for Songs of Temperance and Temptation.

The ensemble is joined by the audience in a rousing sing-a-long of "Battle Hymn of Minnesota" (from Minnesota Dry Federation Campaign Songs, ca. 1918).