The Fete with special guest Emily Bear

The Fete with special guest Emily Bear

Start Date:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

End Date:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019





End Time:



Dr. CH Mayo Presentation Hall

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Event Description

A vibrant arts and cultural scene is essential to the quality of life and economic growth of a community. 
The Fête recognizes those organizations, businesses, individuals and events that make our cultural scene what it is. 

Named in recognition of Mayor Ardell F. Brede’s enduring support of the Arts in our community, the Ardee Awards honor the very best in the visual and performing arts and the humanities, as well as those whose support through leadership, education, and collaboration have had a significant impact on these endeavors. 

The Trust has commissioned Nicolas Legeros, a renowned Minnesota sculptor, to cast in bronze the “Ardee” Award

The Fete 2018 honored Mayor Ardell F. Brede for his 16 years of service to the community, particularly the arts community. With positive reaction to that event’s format, the Trust has decided to retain and expand upon the format by naming the Ardee Award recipients in advance and presenting a concert by an LA-based, world-renowned artist with Rochester ties.

The Trust is honored to recognize the recipients of the 2019 Ardee Awards who embody Excellence in the Arts:

• Mayor’s Award for Public Art- Art4Trails
• Excellence in Arts Education-Southeastern MN Youth Orchestras
• Outstanding Youth in Arts – Emily Lin Deng
• Outstanding Greater Rochester Arts- Winona Symphony Orchestra 
• Outstanding Artist- Doug Sween
• Outstanding Champion for the Arts- John Sievers
• Outstanding Community Partnership for the Arts- Mayo Clinic
• Leadership in the Arts- Maestro Jere Lantz

The Trust is also honored to present as our special guest, Emily Bear in concert.  Emily is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist who is a Pianist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter in the fields of pop, jazz, classical and film-scoring. 
At age 5 she was the youngest performer ever to take the stage at the famed Ravinia Festival in Chicago. At age 6 she was a regular guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show and performed at the White House. And at age 7 Quincy Jones took her under his wing and produced her first album called Diversity in 2013. And she's still in her teens!
With an international following, she also has Rochester roots as her father, Dr. Brian Bear, trained as a fellow in orthopedic hand surgery at Mayo Clinic and her mother, Andrea Bear, an accomplished professional singer, performed the role of the Narrator in the Rochester Civic Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Ticket Prices

Tickets go on-sale to the general public Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00am

Standard Reserved Tickets
$37.00  Adults
$22.00  Students (K-College)

VIP Tickets
-Includes premium seating, a pre-event private reception at the Rochester Civic Theatre with hors d' oeuvres, wine, a complimentary CD and meet & greet with Emily Bear

Box Office

Located in the Mayo Civic Center at 30 Civic Center Drive in Rochester Minnesota.
Tickets purchased in person incur no convenience fees.
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Saturday - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - CLOSED

The Box Office will open one (1) hour before each ticketed performance on event days.