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Shultis, Cassens to hold senior recital on Thursday at NSU

Two student musical performers

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.

NSU Symphonic and Concert Band to Hold April Concert ‘Band Extravaganza III – Band a la Mode’

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:

Concert Band

NSU Theater to Present ‘Fun Home’

 

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.

NSU Chamber Choir to present Bach’s Lunch on March 20

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.

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM ‘SWEET JAZZ’ CONCERT ON MARCH 14

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.

NSU Theater to Present ‘Silent Sky’

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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.

NSU Fine Arts’ Bultema, Miller to offer ‘Love Songs’ faculty recital on Feb. 14

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.

NSU School of Fine Arts to offer webinar with world-renowned performer

Helen Marlais web graphic

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.

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