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Performing Arts Series presents: Mads Tolling and the Mads Men

  • Mads Tolling and the Mads Men


Haley Aichholzer

February 12, 2020

Join us as the Carthage Performing Art Series welcomes two-time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling and the Mads Men. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel.

Along with being a two-time Grammy Award-winner, Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer. Mr. Tolling’s Quartet has performed across the U.S including Yoshi’s San Francisco & Oakland, Herbst Theatre, Russian River Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, Grass Valley Performance Arts, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, Monterey Jazz Festival, and many venues large and small throughout the US. He has released a variety of studio albums including “The Playmaker,” “Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty-Live at Yoshi’s,” and “Mads Tolling & The Mads Men — Playing the 60s.”

The range in the music of the mad men era spans from “Mission Impossible” and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” to “A Taste of Honey” and “Georgia on my Mind.” Mr. Tolling has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Mads Tolling and The Mads Men bring a fun, unique, and exciting program that is both nostalgic and contemporary, with reimagined classic songs from 1960s television, film, and radio. At the end of the concert, Carthage Philharmonic and local string students will join Mads Tolling and the Mads Men on stage to perform “Star Wars,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Oh, Lady Be Good.”

The concert is free; however, tickets are required for all ages. To reserve tickets, please visit 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 noon to 5 p.m Tuesday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at Be sure to like us on Facebook ( for upcoming events and information about Fine Arts at Carthage.


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