Connie and Ray Dretske have been immersed in music for most of their lives. They have lived in and loved Winona, Minnesota for 28 years. In that time, Winona has evolved into an amazing arts community with world-class festivals, museums, music, dance, visual arts, and theater. With a desire to add to that vibrant energy, they purchased the Bell House on historic Windom Park. In 2016, they began hosting house concerts in the grand living room overlooking the park.
"The intimacy of a house concert is compelling for both the artist and the audience. Every lyric, every note and nuance is so easily heard, and the artist can feel that the audience is totally engaged in the performance" says Ray.
"This can make for some magical moments. We are excited to offer these concerts as another way to enrich the amazing Winona arts community."