ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will come together to present their spring choral concert, titled “Farewells and Thanks,” at 3 p.m. March 31 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students Tanner Shultis and John Cassens will hold their senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Northern’s Krikac Auditorium.
Shultis, the son of Randy and Tessa Schabot of Aberdeen, graduated from Central High School in 2015.
Cassens, the son of Craig and Laura Cassens, graduated from Faulkton Area High School in 2015.
Shultis and Cassens, both baritenors, will perform a selection of classical and musical theater tunes. Mary Marion and Tierra Decker will be the accompanists at the recital.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – NSU Symphonic Band will be holding their concert entitled “Band Extravaganza III – Band a la Mode” April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.
The concert will feature the NSU Symphonic Band, conducted by NSU Professor of Music Dr. Rolf Olson, and NSU Concert Band, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Audrey Miller.
The program will present the following pieces performed by the NSU Concert, Symphonic and combined bands:
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater Department will present the musical "Fun Home" in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater.
Performances will run nightly April 9-13 and is recommended for ages 12 and up.
“Fun Home,” one of the first musicals to feature a lesbian protagonist, was adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. It was nominated for the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize, nine Lucille Lortel Awards and won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will celebrate the 334thbirthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with the eighth annual “Bach’s Lunch” on Wednesday, March 20.
The concert will begin at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. S.E.
Bach’s Lunch will feature the NSU Chamber Singers, under the direction of NSU Director of Choral Activities Dr. Timothy Woods.
ABERDEEN, S.D. –Northern State University jazz ensembles will offer an evening of “Sweet Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Ensembles performing on the concert include the 2 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart, NSU professor of music; and the NSU Jazz Combo 1 & 2, directed by Mr. Fritz Hemke, NSU assistant professor of music.
Light refreshments will be offered in the JFAC lobby following the performance.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts’ 2019 Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display in the NSU Student Center Gallery Feb. 22-March 14.
This year’s exhibition features 24 pieces of art from 14 different NSU student artists.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Theater Department will present “Silent Sky” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater.
Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. nightly Feb. 19-23.
Silent Sky tells the true story of the 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Fine Arts’ Drs. Darci Bultema and Audrey Miller will offer a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.
Bultema, associate professor of music in voice/opera, is a soprano, while Miller, assistant professor of clarinet/music, plays the clarinet. The duo will come together to offer selections by Louis Spohr, David Bennett and Richard Pearson Thomas.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will host a webinar with world-renowned performer Dr. Helen Marlais.
The webinar will take place 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Berggren Recital Hall.
Marlais’ webinar will explore ways to look at students’ repertoire in three dimensions. She will discuss phrasing and sound, correct physical gestures, as well as many ways to stimulate attendees’ imaginations so they feel and think about the music.