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St. Olaf College Norseman Band to perform at Potter Auditorium


Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Norseman Band of St. Olaf College, conducted by Dr. Paul Niemisto, will be presenting a symphonic band concert at Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free. A free will donation will be collected. For further information for the concert, contact Paul Niemisto at 507-763-3186 or niemisto@stolaf.edu The Norseman Band is one of two symphonic bands at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and has developed a reputation in recent years as a dynamic and exciting concert ensemble. The 95-piece ensemble performs regularly on the Northfield campus, and has toured each spring to regional locations in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, as well as to Canada. The membership of the Norseman Band reflects the broad spectrum of academic interests and geographical diversity of the St. Olaf student body. In a normal academic year the Norseman Band will present about five concert programs, often featuring student soloists, conductors, and composers.

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, is one of the premier American liberal arts colleges. With nationally recognized programs in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and fine arts, it is also recognized for its extensive program in study opportunities abroad.

The music for this concert focuses on traditional band music and is geared especially to listeners who remember town band concerts of the bygone era. In observation of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, some of the program will look back to the music of that time. A major work being performed is the wind band symphony "Gloriosa" by Japanese composer Yasuhido Ito, which commemorates early Christians in Japan. The program is rounded out by such classics as the "American Overture for Band" by Jenkins, "Jericho" by Morton Gould and the circus march "Entry of the Gladiators" by Fucik.

Dr. Paul Niemisto, conductor of the Norseman Band is associate professor of music at St. Olaf College where he also teaches low brass instruments, brass ensembles, and courses in music education. This is his thirty-third year at St. Olaf. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to St. Olaf, he taught in Nova Scotia, Canada, and played with the CBC Halifax Orchestra. He is founder of the Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America) Finnish American Brass Ensemble, which has toured in the United States, Canada, .....
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Preston Area Community Foundation dinner March 28

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Preston Area Community Foundation is holding a fifth annual dinner/celebration on March 28 at the Branding Iron. Tickets can be purchased from a director of the foundation, F & M Community Bank or at Weber & Judd Pharmacy in Preston. The deadlin ..... 
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Wanted: photographs of gardening, harvesting, etc.

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Wanted: Your contemporary and historical photographs. The Lanesboro Arts Center is looking for people to submit/donate photographs of gardening, harvesting, and putting up (canning, root cellars, etc.) - either historical or present-day images in co ..... 
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Lanesboro Community Theatre is busy preparing to entertain you

Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Rehearsals for Lanesboro Community Theater's (LCT) production of "The Cemetery Club" are well underway and director Barbara Benson Keith reports that everyone is having a great time at rehearsals. "The Cemetery Club," by Ivan Menchell, strives to an ..... 
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New Exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center, February 4 - April 3, 2011

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

'Luminaries: Figures, Birds, Spheres' will feature new mixed media sculpture by Patty Carmody Smith at the Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Free to the public, the exhibit will open with an artist reception on Friday, February 4 from 6 ..... 
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Story of music, stories of home at Commonweal Theatre

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, welcomes internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon and award-winning poet and essayist Gary Holthaus to the Commonweal stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Februa ..... 
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Luther College Nordic Choir to perform tour homecoming concert Feb. 8

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

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Norwegian biologist to speak at Owl Festival in Houston

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The banquet at the 9th Annual International Festival of Owls may not be serving lutefisk and lefse, but it will feature a keynote presentation by Roar Solheim, senior curator of zoology at Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens in Kri ..... 
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Land stewardship project one-act play premiers this winter in SE MN

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

A new play will premier in eight southeast Minnesota church social halls and community theatres this winter with a performance in Chatfield at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Sunday, February 20th. Produced by the Land Stewardship Project, the play is ..... 
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