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ECRL Presents Accomplished Instrumentalist In Concert April 5

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 7:46 am

Peter Ostroushko is one of the most accomplished instrumentalists and gifted composers of his generation. His die was cast early on. Growing up in the Ukrainian community of northeast Minneapolis when Peter heard mandolin, balalaika and bandura tunes played by his father and family friends.

His professional career began in high school and honed his skills at the Children’s Theater School in Minneapolis. After learning to play many instruments, he finally decided to concentrate on the fiddle and mandolin. He worked for the next three decades with such entertainers as Bob Dlylan, Chet Atkin,s, Jethro Burns, Emmylou Harris and many more. His solo career has included several recordings including Down the Streets of My Old Neighborhood, Slüz Düz Music, and the three albums that make up his Heartland Trilogy: Heart of the Heartland, Pilgrims of the Heartroad and Sacred Heart. His latest is Meeting on Southern Soil, a collaboration with longtime friend Norman Blake.

Peter has spent more than 25 years as a frequent performer on A Prairie Home Companion, and for a few seasons, he did a stint as Music Director for the popular radio show.

Peter will be accompanied by Dean Magraw, Marc Anderson and Joel Sayles. They will be at The Old School Arts Center (214 Eagle Drive Sandstone, MN) at 7:00pm on Friday, April 5.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

This program is sponsored by East Central Regional Library are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and in partnership with The Old School Arts Center.

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