Dakota Chamber Music notes upcoming concerts

Submitted Photo The Dakota Chamber Music will be bringing a variety of concerts to the area with each having different performers for the audience to enjoy.

Dakota Chamber Music will be beginning Season 22 of its performances that bring in faculty and students from around the country to Minot State University.

The first concert open to the public will be held on June 17 at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the first of two Faculty Concerts will feature a concerto for violin, piano, and string quartet done by Ernst Chausson. Minot State’s Charlie Young will be bringing a new arrangement of the Cantina Band music from Star Wars to the stage for audiences to enjoy.

On June 20 at the Northwest Arts Center, the Pittsburgh string quartet Beo will take the stage at 1 p.m to perform Shostakovich and will feature two Minot State graduates from Devils Lake. The concert will also be the world premiere of Miniatures written by Minot State graduate Erik M. Anderson.

A June 21 concert will take place back at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at 7:30 p.m. As a second Faculty Concert, it will have Minot State faculty members Dianna and Erik Anderson and woodwinds professor Charlie Young. Featured guests for this performance will be Sonja Harasim on violin, Connie Frigo on saxophone and Tim Nelson on viola.

On June 22, a free concert will be held by the Dakota Chamber Music at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The 7 p.m. show will feature Adult Ensembles made up of those who studied at the Dakota Chamber Music. They will be performing their chosen features.

The final concert will be held on June 23 and be free for audiences to enjoy. Starting at 1 p.m. at the Ann Nicole Hall, the concert will feature High School Ensembles from the DCM courses.

There will be two outreach concerts done by Dakota Chamber Music’s student ensembles that will take place on June 21 at 3 p.m. One will take place at The View while the other will perform at Sommerset Court.

All concerts unless specified will cost $5 to $10 for seats.

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