The Luminus Trio, three Minot State University music faculty members, will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
Pianist Dianna Anderson will perform with her husband Erik Anderson and fellow faculty member John Rumney on other instruments.
The free concert opens with "Dumky Trio" by Antonin Dvorak and concludes with "Trio in D Minor" by Felix Mendelssohn.
"The Dvorak piece is rustic, folk-like, Bohemian," Dianne Anderson said. "The Mendelssohn selection is very sophisticated, elegant. It uses forms that stem back to the classical, like the early 19th century. The two pieces make a varied program."
She said the Luminus trio, who began performing together in 2003, prefers standards for the ensemble to perform.
"We are teachers," she said. "We are passionate about showing great works so our students can hear good performances live."
Concert to feature music of the '50s
Music of the '50s will be featured at the "Monster Concert" in Minot Sunday.
Ten Minot and area music teachers will assemble their students at Minot High School's Central Campus Theater at 4 p.m.
"The concert is duets times seven," conductor Arnola Leverson said. "Yamaha Corporation which sponsors the show, working through Jacobsen Music in Minot, is delivering seven clavinovas to the stage, so we will have many pianists playing at once."
She said about 75 students, from Kenmare and Tolley as well as Minot, will perform.
Additionally, Karen Atwood will perform a solo and so will Lydia Hoverson of Minot, last year's winner of a clavinova.
Leverson said the freewill offering collected at the concert funds scholarships for the International Music Camp and for a Composers Institute in Minneapolis.
Minot Brass plans spring concert
The Brass Band of Minot will start its spring concert with "Olympic Fanfare," including presentation of colors, followed by "The Star Spangled Banner."
The rousing start is set for 7 p.m. Sunday in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Band spokesman Gordon Troxel said the time was changed from a 4 p.m. opening because of a conflict.
"The band continues with the full William Tell Overture, which is built for brass," he said.
The next selection on the program features a winner -- Reese Hamilton of Minot, a freshman at Central Campus, who won first chair awards in the all-state orchestra.
The young french horn player will perform "A Peaceful World," accompanied by the brass band.
A trio of high school horn players, Alan Jermiason, Jacques Stanley and Travis Troxel, will present "Trumpet Trio," followed by "Coronet Cascade," Gordon Troxel said.
"The Brass Band doesn't take an intermission," he said. "Instead, we have a guest group come in, in this concert the elementary honor orchestra. Their director is Justin Rasch."
The second portion of the band will begin with "Grenada."
"Clog dancers will highlight the next piece," Troxel said. "Dani Linde from the Dance Company taught three of her dancers to clog, so the four of them will entertain us."
The program closes with "Go Down Moses" and, as a finale, "Band of America March."
A freewill offering will be taken.
Dance Company plans recital at Dakota Square
The Dance Company of Minot will have a sneak preview at Dakota Square Mall Sunday at 1 p.m.
Dani Lindee said the hour-long show will give nearly 100 dancers an opportunity to show their moves, a preparation for the spring recital June 4 at Minot State University.
"Our recreational dancers have added more numbers for the Sunday presentation, and competition dancers have changed several routines to prepare for a new contest at Fargo April 17," she said.