My Funny Valentine concert slated for Nov. 13

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Live on Stage Marshalltown concert series will next present My Funny Valentine at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Marshalltown High School Auditorium. Irish trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan and singer Shona Henneberry will perform classic love songs made popular on stage and screen, accompanied by a piano.

Live on Stage Marshalltown concert series will next present My Funny Valentine at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Marshalltown High School Auditorium.

Irish trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan and singer Shona Henneberry will perform classic love songs made popular on stage and screen, accompanied by a piano.

“I’m excited about the show, not just because I enjoy music from stage and screen, but the combination of musicians is unusual,” Live on Stage Board Member Michelle Roseburrough said.

O’Sullivan is known for his jazz ballads, classic works and tangos. Henneberry has a background in traditional Irish dance and musical theater and has earned many international accolades. The musicians will perform classic favorites including “Moon River,” “Stardust” and “My Funny Valentine.”

“You don’t often hear the words ‘Irish trumpet star’ when you think of Ireland — you think of other types of musicians, so this will be a unique show,” Roseburrough said.

Each summer, several LOSM board members travel to Nashville, Tenn. to sit in on auditions of around 30 acts before deciding what talent to sign for the concert series.

The other concerts this season will be Cellisimo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20; Ilya Yakushev at 7 p.m. on March 9 and the Abrams at 7 p.m. on April 30. In most cases, performers will have merchandise available for sale, and sometimes are able to sign autographs after the show.

“The brand we’ve tried to establish is ‘bringing world-class talent at affordable prices to the central Iowa area,'” Board Member Bill Fitzgerald said.

LOSM members attend the shows free of charge. For all others, tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for students, available online and at the door. People can save money purchasing a season ticket, which also allows folks the bonus opportunity of attending free shows through a reciprocity program with the Waterloo Metro Music Series and Jasper County Concert Association in Newton.

LOSM, run by an all-volunteer non-profit board, has been bringing entertainment to local audiences for nearly 80 years. For more information on the upcoming season or to purchase season memberships or individual tickets, visit www.losmarshalltown.org, email join@losmarshalltown.org or call 641-328-9445.

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