Arts & Entertainment

‘Norwegian Art Song in the Golden Age’ set for Oct. 3

Woman playing piano while another woman sings

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Marla Fogderud will present a lecture recital on Oct. 3 with Dr. Dianna Anderson, assistant professor of piano at Minot State University.

The event, “Norwegian Art Song in the Golden Age,” will provide an overview of the development of Norwegian language solo song literature in the latter half of the 19th century. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Krikac Auditorium.

2019-20 NSU-Primrose Arts and Lecture Series starts Oct. 8

Logo for Primrose Retirement Communities

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will continue its partnership with Primrose Retirement Community in presenting an arts and lecture series featuring an array of interdisciplinary topics and music performances.

"This dynamic collaboration will benefit a valued and culturally engaged segment of our community, as well as showcase the fascinating research of NSU's talented faculty," said NSU School of Fine Arts Dean Dr. Kenneth Boulton.

Boulton and Barry to present recital Sept. 29 at Northern State University

Portrait of female and male piano performers

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A husband and wife musical duo will perform an upcoming concert at Northern State University.

Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present a recital of music for two pianos four-hands at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

Featured on the program will be music by Reinhold Glière, Lili Boulanger, Robert Schumann and Samuel Barber.

NSU wolf sculpture made possible by Aberdeen couple

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen couple who made Northern State University’s new wolf sculpture possible were honored at the Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ka and Sally Squire also got to meet South Dakota sculptor John Lopez, who created the sculpture that now stands in front of the main entrance of the science center.

Lopez, who was also recognized at Thursday’s ceremony, is a Northern alum.

“It’s a surreal feeling to be back here 28 years after I graduated,” he said.

NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital set for Sept. 19

Darci Bultema faculty recital

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s renowned music instructors and guests will show off their talents at the annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater, will feature an array of solo and chamber performances by NSU music faculty.

The event is free of charge, though donations will be accepted for the music scholarship fund.

Northern grad explores the world as Carnival Cruise Line performer

NSU alumnus playing a saxophone

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Growing up in Mobridge, Steven Zimoski was really ambitious – he knew he wanted to travel the world someday, he just didn’t know how it was going to happen.

For Zimoski, a 2014 Northern State University graduate, it happened thanks to his career as a music manager and saxophone player for Carnival Cruise Line.

Through his job, Zimoski has gotten to explore locations around the United States – including New York City, Miami and Los Angeles – as well as around the world, mainly the Caribbean.

NSU’s 10th annual Common Read Lecture set for Nov. 13

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – An award-winning author whose book explores the hidden benefits of boredom will deliver the Northern State University Larry and Julie Poeppel Family Common Read Lecture this fall.

Author Manoush Zomorodi will discuss “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

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