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Ted Yoder

Ted Yoder

Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder is widely considered “the Béla Fleck of the hammered dulcimer.” Though he’s a visionary artist in his own right, the comparison holds water in that he profoundly reimagined his instrument of choice, inventing a fresh musical vocabulary along the way—“Yoderizing”—and his virtuosity is boundless. Yoder powerfully personalizes classics across genres and eras—including Irish traditionals, worship music favorites, and pop and rock songs from the Eagles and The Beatles. He also includes in his set his own gorgeously impressionistic compositions that have become modern standards for his devoted fanbase. When he plays live, everyone becomes a fan. 

A National Hammered Dulcimer champion, Yoder has released five solo albums and been featured in the Kearney Hub, Huffington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. He became something of a household name when a Facebook Live video of him from his Live From The Orchard series playing Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral. The video rocketed up to 53 million views in four days. 

Due to ticket demand, we are changing venues for this performance and audiences can look forward to a different Wilson Center experience as a “sneak peek” to a new performance series that will be offered in our 2018/2019 season, Sounds on Stage! Combining the beautiful design of The Harris Theater with the intimacy and immediacy of our Dawes Studio Theater, audiences will be seated with the artist on our Jorgensen Stage in The Harris Theater. With space for dancing, Sounds on Stage is designed to create unique, fun, and memorable experiences that retain our hallmark for high-quality artistry.The Sounds on Stage layout will be essentially the same as in the Dawes Studio Theater – we will just have more room to add general admission seating. If you currently have tickets for this performance, your seats will remain as assigned and you do not need new tickets issued to you. If you have questions, please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520.

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