North Dakota Museum of Artwork, on UND’s campus, to host clarinet-piano live performance – Grand Forks Herald

    North Dakota Museum of Artwork, on UND’s campus, to host clarinet-piano live performance – Grand Forks Herald

    GRAND FORKS – Acclaimed clarinetist Narek Arutyunian and pianist Steven Beck, will carry out at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, on the North Dakota Museum of Artwork on the UND campus.

    The efficiency is a part of the Museum’s “Myra Presents: Sunday Live shows within the Galleries” collection.

    The live performance program will embrace work by Leonard Bernstein, Gerald Finzi, Ernest Chausson, Carl Maria von Weber, in addition to klezmer music by Bela Kovacs. Klezmer has its roots in Jewish folks music. A reception will observe the live performance.

    The Washington Publish touted Arutyunian as an artist who “reaches passionate depths with seemingly easy technical prowess, beguiling sensitivity and an lively stage presence,” in keeping with a information launch from the Museum.

    A local of Armenia, Arutyunian moved along with his household to Moscow when he was 3. He has received First Prizes within the Worldwide Younger Musicians Competitors in Prague and the Musical Youth of the Planet Competitors in Moscow.


    Steven Beck, piano, will carry out with Narek Arutyunian in live performance starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, on the North Dakota Museum of Artwork.


    Beck has carried out as soloist and chamber musician on the Kennedy Heart, Alice Tully Corridor and the Weill Recital Corridor at Carnegie Corridor, and on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Collection and WNYC.

    Tickets are $35 for non-members; $30 for members; and $10 for college students and army. Admission is free for Ok-12 lecturers and youngsters 12 and youthful. They’re out there at

    or could also be bought on the door half-hour earlier than the live performance. A restricted variety of free tickets can be found for Ok-12 lecturers. Reserve the ticket at the least 24 hours upfront by emailing [email protected] .

    The visiting musicians are additionally scheduled to carry out a younger viewers live performance Monday, April 24, on the Performing Arts Heart in Northwood, North Dakota, for Northwood college students.

    For extra info, name the museum at (701) 777-4195.

    RRHS to host ‘Grand Cities Idol’ on Monday

    Purple River Excessive College will host “Grand Cities Idol” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24 within the Efficiency Corridor. Doorways open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is basic admission.

    Tickets, priced at $10, will be bought on the door, or upfront at East Grand Forks, Purple River and Grand Forks Central excessive faculties.

    The occasion will function the highest 5 acts from every of the “Idol” contests held earlier this 12 months at these three excessive faculties. Viewers members will vote for his or her prime three acts, mentioned Geoff Mercer, head of the music division at Grand Forks Central Excessive College. Officers tally all of the scores and announce the highest three vote-getters Tuesday, April 25.

    A touring trophy, which at the moment resides at Grand Forks Central, is given to the successful faculty, Mercer mentioned.

    The competitors, which has been held at Central since 2008, was created by Paul Barta, Brad Sherwood, Dean Opp, Allison Peterson, Shelley Bares and Mercer “as a strategy to give our college students one other alternative to carry out, and our audiences one other alternative to assist these excellent musicians,” Mercer mentioned.

    Kubrick Movie Collection deliberate for Empire Arts Heart

    The Empire Arts Heart is planning a Stanley Kubrick Movie Collection starting Sunday, April 23.

    Movies scheduled to be proven are: “A Clockwork Orange” – April 23, “The Shining” – April 30, “Eyes Large Shut” – Might 7, and “2001: A House Odyssey” – Might 14. Screenings start at 2 p.m.

    Tickets are $8 per particular person. Empire Movie Membership members are admitted free.

    Jake Larson, of Grand Forks, will host the collection, by introducing the movie and main dialogue after the movie is proven.

    “Kubrick movies are this nice mixture of artwork and commerce, in that they’re massively in style, but he by no means cheapened his work to make sure that reputation,” Larson mentioned. “As such, I believe he’s the right director to showcase in our city.”

    “For his or her time, these movies had been fairly transgressive, and in my opinion they nonetheless are, because of the deep reality they stumble on. This makes them typically extraordinarily uncomfortable” to look at, he mentioned, “nevertheless it additionally speaks to their high quality that, regardless of this, they’re every now acknowledged as traditional movies.”

    Downtown Axe is sponsoring the collection, mentioned Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, government director of the Empire Arts Heart.

    UND bands presents ‘Music From Round The World’

    The UND Wind Ensemble and College Band will current a live performance, “Music From Round The World,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, on the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus.

    This system will showcase composers and music from an array of nations and cultures, mentioned James Popejoy, UND director of bands.

    Flutist Sarah Curtiss, a UND graduate, would be the featured visitor soloist with each ensembles.

    The live performance, which is free and open to the general public, will likely be carried out by Popejoy and graduate scholar Juanita Caballero Casas.

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    James Popejoy, UND director of bands, conducts the UND Wind Ensemble on this archival photograph.


    Along with patriotic and modern music by American composers, the bands will carry out music from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, England, Ecuador, Italy, Peru, Scotland and Ukraine, Popejoy mentioned.

    The live performance will likely be livestreamed on the UND music division web site,


    For extra info, name the UND bands workplace at (701) 777-2815 or e mail

    [email protected]


    Arts council presents ‘The Artwork of Dependancy’ exhibit

    The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is internet hosting “The Artwork of Dependancy” exhibit by way of April 28 at Northland Group and Technical Faculty in Thief River Falls.

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    Ceramic items by Roseau potter Kate Hammer are among the many artworks in “The Artwork of Dependancy” exhibit on show by way of April 28 on the Northwest Minnesota Council on the Arts Gallery on the Northland Group and Technical Faculty in Thief River Falls.


    The exhibit options the ceramic artwork of Roseau potter Kate Hammer and different artwork items by northwest Minnesota artists Courtney Olson of Crookston, Mara Hanel of Warren, and Karrie Taie of Roseau.

    “For me, this exhibit symbolizes therapeutic and progress as an artist and particular person dwelling in restoration,” Hammer mentioned in a information launch.

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    On this art work, titled “We do Get better,” Kate Hammer mentioned, “Every small glass-fused tile represents an individual in restoration.” The tiles began as hollowed out shells after which had been crammed with a number of mixtures of crushed glass, she mentioned, likening her journey from dependancy, which “turned me into an empty shell,” to restoration. “Like these tiles, each single restoration is exclusive.”


    The exhibit additionally consists of 9 12-by-12-inch canvas work created by residents of the Northwestern Residences, a transitional dwelling facility in Crookston, as a part of a workshop led by artist Trey Everett. The workshop’s basic theme was dependancy and restoration.

    Many residents come to this facility from inpatient psychological well being amenities, homeless shelters, substance use applications and incarceration, Mike Anderson, NWA supervisor, mentioned.

    They’re within the technique of coping with psychological well being and substance use issues, so “inclusion on this artwork remedy mission was a good way for residents to ‘go deeper’ ” and join with others, Anderson mentioned. “One of many keys to restoration is connection, and this mission offered that, along with a private and therapeutic expertise.”

    Alerus to host ‘Hardest Monster Truck Tour’

    The “Hardest Monster Truck Tour” is coming to the Alerus Heart at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Six monster vehicles will compete on an all-dirt monitor within the wheelie, racing and freestyle contests to find out which will likely be named the “Hardest Monster Truck.”

    Two brand-new vehicles, the Maximus and the Dozer; the monster-sized dump truck Grime Crew; the alligator-themed Tailgator; Rat Assault; and Monster will compete.

    The family-friendly occasion additionally will function the high-flying methods and stunts of “Freestyle Motocross,” in keeping with a information launch from the Alerus Heart.

    A “pit get together” is deliberate for 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, when followers can stroll on the grime monitor, see the vehicles up shut, meet the drivers, take selfies and get autographs. Pit passes can be found free of charge at Tire One Auto Heart and taking part Valvoline Immediate Oil Change areas.

    Tickets for the present can be found on the Alerus Heart field workplace or at