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Annette-Barbara Vogel, Violin
Acclaimed violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel makes her Bismarck debut with Shostakovich’s 2nd Violin Concerto and contemporary composer Emily Doolittle’s “Sapling.” The BMSO closes the program with the suite from Aaron Copland’s beloved ballet, Appalachian Spring.
Dr. Beverly Everett, Organ and Dr. Everaldo Martinez, Violin
This unique concert features conductor and concertmaster literally trading places as Dr. Everaldo Martinez conducts Dr. Everett as soloist in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, and Everett conducts Martinez in the Introduction, Rondo and Capriccioso of St. Saens. Then the orchestra tests the boundaries of stage and sound with “Quiet Heroes” by Chris Bubeck, which tells the story of Ira Hayes and the heroes of Iwo Jima.
Aaron Meyer, Violin
Our great friend Aaron Meyer returns to Bismarck, along with acclaimed pianist Jean-Pierre Garau to present a holiday program of old favorites and new arrangements such as the Cohen Hallelujah, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.
The BMSO presents the memorable scores from those powerful films featuring inspirational heroes past and present.Buy Tickets
Tatiana Roitman Mann, Piano
Hear the BMSO in all its glory with Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony, and Brahms’ last symphony, his magnificent and somber Symphony No. 4. Pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann returns with the magic of Mozart, performing his elegant Piano Concerto No. 23.
Young Artist Competition Winners
The Doc Lindelow Memorial Dixieland Band under the direction of Dennis Gowen returns to the Sixteen03 Main Event Center for another year of fun, food, cocktails and great music.
Hannah Holman, Cello
Cellist Hannah Holman returns to Bismarck with a stunning program that brings to life her research on famous women cellists. Performing the Korngold Cello Concerto and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major, Hannah’s magic and prowess as a performer will again touch our souls. The concert also features contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral,” which is one of the most-performed pieces of the 21st century.
Maestro Everett and the orchestra end the season with Everett’s audition piece, the soul-stirring, heart-pounding Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5. The concert will also feature the winners of the Young Artist Competition in their concerto selections.Buy Tickets
In addition to its physical beauty, the auditorium was blessed with superb acoustics, and famous visitors were pleased to find their art could be heard perfectly even in the furthest seats.
Beverly Everett is Music Director of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named as one of the Bismarck-Mandan Business Watch magazine’s “40 under 40” for making a difference through her work in the region, and was the City Magazine cover story in November of 2011, and the cover feature of Fine Living Review in December of 2011. In 2009 Dr. Everett was the youngest-ever recipient of the “Friend of the Arts” award in Bemidji. And in 2010 Everett was one of six conductors in the nation to receive an “Excellence in Music Education” award by the American Prize. Everett was recently named as one of two recipients of the first 2011 Region 2 Arts/McKnight Career Advancement Fellowship to study with JoAnn Falletta. Read more about the BMSO Conductor, Dr. Beverly Everett
A symphony orchestra is made up of many different kinds of instruments that are often grouped into “families.” And just like a human family, instruments come in all shapes and sizes and they, and those who play them, definitely have their own unique personalities. The main sections of the orchestra are: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Within these families, further distinctions are made for each instrument. Read more about the family of musicians at the BMSO
The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony League is a volunteer organization, committed to the support of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra through financial, educational, and promotional activities – raising over $425,000 over the last 30 years and purchasing instruments and equipment for the Orchestra. The League also underwrites instruments for children in the Bismarck-Mandan area, sponsors a concert and musicians’ chairs and helps with educational concerts for area-wide 4th graders. League members are committed and enthusiastic, and orchestra members are most welcome to join the Symphony League. For more information, contact the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.
Music can connect young people with themselves and create a bridge for connecting with others.
Each year two free concerts are held at the Belle for over 1,400 Fourth Grade students from the south central region of North Dakota. Linking Music to the Future Education Concerts are held at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. For more information, Contact the BMSO.
On occasion, during concert week, the BMSO will offer master classes by our guest artists. More details will be posted closer to the actual time of the master classes.
With two divisions open to North Dakota middle school through college students, the BMSO’s Young Artist Competition is committed to seeking out oustanding young musicians from the local region. The winners will receive a cash prize from the BMSO and an invitation to perform a movement from a concerto, as featured artist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra in the current concert season.
The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Youth Orchestras are under the direction of Dr. Everaldo Martinez, Concertmaster for the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra. The ensembles rehearse on Tuesday afternoons at St. Mary’s Grade School and offer public concerts multiple times each year. To find out how to participate, Contact the BMSO.