Elisa Korenne to perform song and story concert
Elisa Korenne will appear at the Robertson Theatre in Wadena on June 18 at 2 p.m. in a new song and story concert called “Crazy About You.”
Elisa Korenne is a singer, songwriter and storyteller based in rural Minnesota. Her latest show combines stories, songs, anecdotes and music that examine the fine line between sanity and insanity, that line’s historical shift, and the nature of how individuals don’t always live on one side of it. In addition, she hopes to use the show as an opportunity to open up a conversation about mental illness and how it can affect a community for better and worse.
Korenne’s show was produced through a grant from Lake Region Arts Council and is being offered free to three communities in that area: New York Mills (Cultural Center), Glenwood (Central Square), and Detroit Lakes (Holmes Theater). The Wadena show at the Robertson Theatre is also free and open to the public and has been funded by a grant from Five Wings Arts Council.
In addition to her success as a singer/songwriter/storyteller, Elisa Korenne can now add that of published author to her resume. This year, North Star Press published her memoir, “Hundred Miles to Nowhere.” The June 18 program will be an opportunity to introduce her listeners to her new book and to discuss the challenges of writing it.
“Crazy About You” is the final offering in the 2017 Spring Legacy season of the Wadena County Historical Society. Other programs have included writers, performers and artists that best represent the theme of cultural diversity which is the focus of the 2017 season. Through music, stories and dance these artists help to illuminate the history and culture of the area.
The fall season will include actress Pippa White in a one-woman show called “Voices from Ellis Island” and a program about all things Finnish from Wadena’s own experts, Kip and Eric Peltoniemi.