We Are The Willows Residency

Join us for free activities with We Are The Willows across the Winona community March 25-30!

We Are The Willows is a Minneapolis-based orchestral indie rock band featuring songwriter/frontman Peter Miller’s unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by supported by Matt Holman (guitar), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Josh McKay (drums/voice). We Are The Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies, and heartfelt arrangements that evoke shared nostalgic feelings of love and loss. Their Page Series performance will feature songs inspired by 350 letters written by Miller’s grandparents during World War II and explore themes of family, separation, life, death, and identity. The songs communicate complex ideas delivered with pop-sensible charm. Click here for performance information and tickets. 

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This three-part workshop for Winona Friendship Center members will invite participants to explore their own family histories and discuss creative processes, develop creative habits and practices, and explore songwriting and storytelling together. 

To register for this workshop, please contact the Winona Friendship Center at 507-454-5212.

Tuesday, March 26 • 12-2 pm
Wednesday, March 27 • 12-2 pm
Friday, March 29 • 9-11 am

Valéncia Arts Center
1164 W. Howard Street (map)

Hear about the process of creating Picture/Portrait, an album inspired by 350 letters written between lead singer Peter Miller’s grandparents during World War II. The event will include a music demonstration and q&a. Winona County Historical Society staff will also share information about preserving your own family archives. 

Wednesday, March 27 • 3-4 pm

Winona County History Center
160 Johnson Street, Winona 

Representatives of We Are The Willows and Treedome Productions discuss album creation, recording, and navigating the music industry.

Wednesday, March 27 • 5:30 pm

Figliulo Recital Hall
Saint Mary’s Performance Center
700 Terrace Heights, Winona (map)

We Are The Willows will discuss their music and creative process, and offer a sneak peek of Saturday’s concert. 

Thursday, March 28 • 12:15 pm

Saint Mary’s Performance Center
700 Terrace Heights, Winona (map)

We Are The Willows will offer a songwriting and music-making workshop for members of the Winona homeschool community.

Click here to register.

Friday, March 29 • 1-2:30 pm

Valéncia Arts Center (home of Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts)
1164 W. Howard Street, Winona (map)

Willows Around Winona

Visit with the artists and hear an “unplugged” preview of their Page Series concert at these pop-up performances throughout the week!

Winona Public Library
Mon., March 25 • 4-4:45 pm

Watkins Senior Living
Tues., March 26 • 5:15-5:45 pm

Blue Heron Coffeehouse
Thurs., March 28 • 6:30-7 pm

Island City Brewing Company
Fri., March 29 • 5:30 pm

Winona Farmers Market
Sat., March 30 • 10 am

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Performance Information

Saturday, March 30 • 7:30 pm
Page Theatre




700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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