Mariénne Kreitlow is a veteran performer in a multitude of venues, providing profound, uplifting and humorous music that sharpen the senses and draws in listeners of all ages while weaving together original music and spoken word with vocal clarity, passion, and instrumental agility. Mariénne loves creating new works for themed events and collaborating with other artists.
“It was beyond good music, stirring up connections far greater than any musical event I’ve been to in years.” – Darwin Dyce, Marshall Area Peace Seekers. MN
“A seasoned performer with a soaring powerful voice, she plays several instruments, including pounding a mean piano. There were songs about the land, the rivers, memories, poetry from Chinese sages and e.e. cummings, piano playing that had the heartbeat of Native American drumming and then became the sound of raindrops on a window pane. The program ended with the audience joining in a full-throated hymn “For The Beauty of the Earth’ and sounding like they really meant it. – Grayce Ray, Montevideo News
OLD SONGS IN A NEW LIGHT (THIS IS YOUR MUSIC TOO!) “Folk songs were my intimate companions since I can remember.” Songwriter Mariénne Kreitlow’s extensive creative journey was forged by the music of our shared American legacy. From silly stories to stirring anthems she invites us to step back into time as an immigrant, a cowboy, or a slave yearning for freedom. Hear how her original music was shaped by these powerful songs, with plenty of opportunities to sing along. For all ages. Time: 1 hour. Artist’s fee: $350 plus travel expenses.
Audiences are saying: “Mariénne has such a gift for performance – children, adults – it was such a pleasure. So much more than entertainment. This program is beauitfully educational. Expect goose bumps!” “Informational and fun!” “A little musical walk through history. Thanks!” “A simply lovely and enchanting listening experience.” Jane Oxton, Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud, MN
“From program booking to performance day, working with Mariénne was a pleasure. Her program was entertaining and educational – a meaningful experience for our library audience.” Marilyn Patterson, Library Services Coordinator, Waite Park, MN
CONCERTS FOR SENIOR & CARE CENTERS An informal concert of vintage pop and show tunes, bedrock hymns and gospel, American folk, and a sprinkling of poetry. Mariénne’s breadth of piano and vocal styles and engaging banter provide guests and residents a comforting and enlivening experience. Time: 45 minutes – 1 hr. Facility provides piano, sound system, boom stand & mic. Fee varies.