Eric Peltoniemi Presents


October 10 - 13, 2019

The composer/lyricist in concert!

Eric Peltoniemi - voice and acoustic guitar
Prudence Johnson - voice
Randy Sabien - acoustic mandolin, violin
Chris Frymire - stage manager and sound director

In what is sure to be a wonderful evening of music, singer/composer/lyricist Eric Peltoniemi makes a rare Twin Cities appearance performing highlights from his 35-years of work on regional and national stages, including classics from his hit shows "Plain Hearts” and "Ten November,” songs from the Spanish Civil War musical, "Heart of Spain,” and gems from lesser-known shows and a new work-in-progress.

A stirring singer and guitarist in his own right, Eric is joined by acclaimed vocalist and theater artist Prudence Johnson (one of the original cast stars of “Ten November”) and violinist/mandolinist/pianist Randy Sabien (founder and former chair of the string department at the famed Berkeley College of Music in Boston.)


$24 — General Admission
$18 — Students

A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online for all performances. If not sold out, a limited number of pay as able tickets will be available at the door. View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule

Thursday, October 10, 7:30pm
Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 13, 4pm


90 minutes with intermission

Age Recommendation

Ages 13 and up.


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Eric Peltoniemi’s artistry has drawn much praise over the years.
Detroit News called his music “Cinematic, evocative, compelling...” while the StarTribune said there are "not enough superlatives for the power and feeling in Peltoniemi’s haunting songs.” and Chicago Tribune said, “Peltoniemi’s music and its strange little twists and searches reach softly for some inner spirit of an all important way of life and part of history.”