Come join the musicians of We are the Willows to discuss the creation of their album, Picture (Portrait), based on 350 letters sent between lead singer/songwriter Peter Miller’s grandparents in WWII. Workshop participants will explore their own family histories and discuss creative processes, develop creative habits and practices, and explore songwriting and storytelling together.
This is a Page Series workshop geared towards ages 7-12, but families are welcome to join. Visit pagetheatre.org for more information about We are the Willows and their residency and performances in Winona, March 25-30. Click here for more info about MCA’s Homeschool programs.
Day/Time: Friday, March 29, 1-2:30pm
Ages: 7-12 years, but families are welcome to join.
Where: Valéncia Arts Center (Home of MN Conservatory for the Arts) 1164 W. Howard Street, Winona (map)
Fee: Free, thanks to Page Theatre
More about We are the Willows
We Are The Willows is a Minneapolis-based orchestral indie rock band featuring songwriter/frontman Peter Miller’s unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar/banjo), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Stephen Lindquist (drums/voice). We Are The Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies, and heartfelt arrangements that evoke shared nostalgic feelings of love and loss. Their Page Series performance will feature songs inspired by 350 letters written by Miller’s grandparents during World War II and explore themes of family, separation, life, death, and identity. The songs communicate complex ideas delivered with pop-sensible charm. Click here for performance information and tickets.