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Civic Music Association presents Valentine’s Day concert featuring Nnenna Freelon and Earl Klugh

Posted February 09, 2015 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES – Civic Music Association continues its 90th Anniversary Season with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh and Grammy-nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon in An Intimate Evening this Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14 at 7:30pm in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.

Nnenna Freelon and Earl Klugh are two of the jazz world’s most accomplished artists. Between them, they have received 12 Grammy nominations and awards. They have spanned the decades with innovative and critically acclaimed music. And this Valentine’s Day they will collaborate on the Sheslow stage for An Intimate Evening, performing beautiful and timeless melodies from the past and present.

Arrive 45 minutes early and join Bob Naujoks, host of KCCK’s Gentle Jazz, for a pre-concert talk to learn about the performers and the music. Pre-concert talks are free and open to the public.

Nnenna Freelon will conduct her House of Song workshop at 3pm at Sheslow Auditorium with Des Moines’ City Voices as part of Civic Music’s Partners in Education program. All Partners in Education programs are free and open to the public.

Nnenna Freelon & Earl Klugh An Intimate Evening

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

6:45pm pre-concert talk by Bob Naujoks, host of KCCK’s Gentle Jazz | 7:30pm curtain


Partners in Music Education: Nnenna Freelon, House of Song

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University


Nnenna Freelon has dedicated herself to educating young people, both musicians and non-musicians, and students of all ages. She will present her worshop House of Song with Des Moines’ City Voices..


Concert tickets ($48, $38, $28 and $18) can be purchased at Midwestix ( or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, visit or call 515.280.4020. For questions or to interview Nnenna Freelon or Earl Klugh, please contact Calla Whipp at or 515.280.4020. Visit Civic Music at and on

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