Full day in Alexandria

By Lindajoy Fenley

Alexandria welcomed the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble this week with soft rain and a promise of snowfall by Wednesday. The ensemble responded with music, stories about Israel, plus rhythm, dance and language lessons at three school workshops. Throughout the week, the ensemble will offer seven more school workshops as well as additional presentations for seniors and families.

The ensemble’s first day in this Minnesota lake country town also included a radio interview (with Dennis Anhalt of KXRA) and an afternoon reception hosted by Bernice Wimmer of Alexandria Community Education, our local World Fest partner.

The Israeli Ethnic Ensemble performs at a reception.
The Israeli Ethnic Ensemble performs at a local reception.
Two women in the radio station wearing headphones and speaking into microphones.
Bernice Wimmer listens as Talya Solan invites KXRA listeners to the Saturday concert.
Young boy drums on a box while a teacher dances.
A young drummer and a physical education teacher join the ensemble.
Children dancing and playing instruments with the band.
Garfield Elementary School students dance and play with the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble.

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