5/17/2017 8:16:00 AM WCA wraps up 2017 concert series with 'New Odyssey'
The Windom Concert Association, celebrating its 70th year as one of the longest continuous running concert associations in Minnesota, wraps up the 2016-17 concert series with "New Odyssey" Friday evening in the BARC Auditorium.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with admission by season membership only.
The 2017-18 concert lineup also will be announced at the concert.
"New Odyssey" is three guys, 30 instruments and, after 30 years, still a great show.
The trio - Gary Todd, Michael Jay and Gary Polkow - wield 30 instruments and combine their individual virtuosity to form a raucous production featuring comedy, skits and audience participation. Once their show gets going, they start putting on costumes and getting people on stage.
The trio is a power-packed team with eclectic backgrounds, ranging in areas of musical theater to acrobatics. They play a lot of oldies that people know, and it is family-friendly and full of energy.
Their comedic stunts take their performances far beyond the basics of a traditional concert and their music-oriented skits add a dose of zaniness. One even dresses up as Elvis. Audience members can join in the antics and get a chance to perform along with the music, honking horns or donning silly costumes.
Classic rock, country, novelty and specialty arrangements are the calling card of the group, the most unique act on any stage, anywhere.