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2010 Calendar of Events

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Brown Bag Lunch Programs are free and open to the public. They begin at 12:05 and end at 12:55 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Or, if you prefer to eat early, late, or not at all, please join us anyway. Coffee and tea will be available fora 50-cent donation.

The NMM's public programming is underwritten by the South Dakota Arts Council through the S. D. Department of Tourism and State Development and the National Endowment for the Arts, the USD Student Association, and the members of The Stradivari Society, a fund-raising initiative of the NMM's Board of Trustees.

Note: All events are held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted.


2010 Events

January 15

Lauren Pelon

Brown bag lunch program, The Living Roots of Music, featuring Lauren Pelon, Red Wing, Minnesota. The story of music and musical instruments from diverse cultural heritages will be explored through Pelon's singing and virtuosic playing on more than 25 ancient and modern instruments. 12:05 p.m. Free.


February 5-7

Joko Sutrisno plays the NMM's gamelan

Gamelan Workshop for Tatag (USD Gamelan Ensemble) with Joko Sutrisno, Music Director, Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota.  Funded by the NMM and the USD Honors Program. Free.  Open to the public.

Joko Sutrisno demonstrates the NMM's gamelan


February 19

Brown bag lunch program, P. D. Q. Bach's Lunch: A Quodlibet of Treats, featuring Vermillion's own Deborah Check Reeves (clarinet), Susanne Skyrm (piano), Lorrie Thomas (bassoon), Stephanie Kocher (flute), Clayton Lehmann (trumpet), Gary Reeves (horn), Jonathan Alvis (trombone), Ken Drobnak (tuba), and others, playing hilarious music composed by Peter Schickele (under his infamous P.D.Q. Bach [1807-1742?] pseudonym) for unusual combinations of instruments. Combining elements from Western musical traditions, popular culture, and slapstick, this performance of music attributed to "the last and least son of the great Johann Sebastian Bach," should not be missed! 12:05 p.m. Free.

P.D.Q. Bach


March 19

Susanne Skyrm and Judy Walker

Brown bag lunch program, Music for Sweet and Cross Flutes, featuring Susanne Skyrm (USD) and Judy Walker (Sioux City), playing music for harpsichord, fortepiano, flute, and recorder. 12:05 p.m. Free.


March 19

Presentation of Commemorative Guitar to the NMM by South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds. 2:00 p.m. Free.

The commemorative Ibanez electric guitar is autographed by Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band; Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys; and Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, both original members of Credence Clearwater Revival. Signed during the South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial dedication concerts in September 2006, the guitar was previously on display in the Governor's private office.


April 9

Tatsuya Nakatani

Brown bag lunch program, Percussive Pyrotechnics, featuring Tatsuya Nakatani, a contemporary percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. His music is based in improvised/experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. Nakatani utilizes the drum set, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, and metal objects in his creative performances. 12:05 p.m. Free.


April 16

Brown bag lunch program, An English Treat, featuring Susan Alexander-Max, London, playing the NMM's grand piano by Anton Martin Thym, Vienna, ca. 1815. Alexander-Max, a fortepianist and clavichordist specializing in the music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, has performed, recorded, and taught extensively throughout the U.S., the U.K., the Far East, and Europe. 12:05 p.m. Free.

Susan Alexander-Max


April 30

Two drums from the  Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

A kenong from the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

A saron demung from the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

A musician plays one of the gongs in the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

 Brown bag lunch program, The Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan, featuring the Tatag Gamelan Ensemble (USD). 12:05 p.m. Free.


June 7-10

The Planets
 

The Planets!

Exploring the Solar System Through the Music of Gustav Holst

Summer Explorer Series for students entering 4th-6th grades

Monday-Wednesday 9:00-11:30 AM; Thursday 9:00 AM -1:00 PM

Click here for daily schedule and registration form (PDF)


June 14-17

The Planets
 

The Planets!

Exploring the Solar System Through the Music of Gustav Holst

Summer Discovery Series for students entering 1st-3rd grades

Monday-Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM OR 1:00-2:00 PM

Click here for daily schedule and registration form (PDF)


July 30

Michael Tsalka

Brown bag lunch program, Keyboard Sonatas, featuring Michael Tsalka, Mexico City, Mexico, playing works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Emanuel Bach, Daniel Gottlob Türk, Wolfgang A. Mozart, and Luigi Cherubini on the NMM's Tangentenflügel by Frantz Jakob Spath & Christoph Friedrich Schmahl, Regensburg, 178[4] and the NMM's clavichord by Johann Paul Kraemer and Sons, Göttingen, 1804. 12:05 p.m. Free.


September 10

Asako Hirabayashi Gail Olszewski

Brown bag lunch program, Duos for Harpsichord and Fortepiano, featuring Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord (Falcon Heights, Minnesota) and Gail Olszewski, fortepiano (Minneapolis), playing works for two keyboards by J. S. Bach, W. F. Bach, J. Mattheson, F. Couperin, Krebs, and Mozart, as well as some of Hirabayashi's own compositions. 12:05 p.m. Free.


September 17

'Little Pink' Anderson

Brown bag lunch program, Front Porch Stories & Blues, featuring Alvin "Little Pink" Anderson, son of the legendary South Carolina Piedmont bluesman, Pink Anderson; as such, he is the only second-generation blues player active today. 12:05 p.m. Free.


September 24

Brown bag lunch program, The Mignarda Lute Song Duo (New York), featuring Donna Stewart, mezzo soprano, and Ron Andrico, lute, presents a rich sampling from the bounteous Tudor musical legacy with a program that covers the range of influences of this colorful, musically gifted clan that reigned in England for 118 years, including mesmerizing rondeaux from the time of Henry VII, lusty songs from Henry VIII’s tempestuous court, serene devotionals of the devout "Bloody Mary,” and the lush, familiar songs from Elizabeth’s "Golden Age," including works by Ockeghem, Busnoys, Cornysh, Morales, and John Dowland. 12:05 p.m. Free.

Mignarda Lute Song Duo


October 1

Erin Helyard

Brown bag lunch program, Muzio Clementi, Father of the Pianoforte, featuring Erin Helyard, McGill University, Montreal, the 2009-2010 Westfield Concert Scholar (www.westfield.org), playing Clementi sonatas on both the harpsichord and the fortepiano. Helyard's doctoral research about Clementi (1752-1832) reflects the Australian-born keyboardist's passion for the music and culture of the eighteenth century and the ideals of the Enlightenment. 12:05 p.m. Free.


October 15

Brown bag lunch program, The Euclid Quartet, featuring Jameson Cooper (violin), Jacob Murphy (violin), Luis Enrique Vargas (viola), and Si-Yan Darren Li (cello). The Euclid Quartet, whose performances are filled with passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity, is one of the most well-regarded chamber ensembles of its generation. Taking its name from Euclid Avenue, at the cultural heart of Cleveland, this award-winning group currently holds the prestigious quartet residency at Indiana University South Bend. 12:05 p.m. Free.

Euclid Quartet


October 29

Jami Lynn Buttke

Brown bag lunch program, Early American Folk Music of the Upper Midwest, featuring vocalist Jami Lynn Buttke, popular Sioux Falls area bluegrass and folk-music performer, accompanied by guitar and banjo. Based upon research conducted throughout South Dakota, Buttke's presentation will feature a diverse body of folk music unique to this area, including mining songs from the Black Hills gold rush era, Norwegian lullabies as they were once sung by prairie settlers, lumbering ballads formerly sung by shanty-boys in the 1890s, Populist political tunes from the late 1890s, and original songs inspired by the performer's ground-breaking research. 12:05 p.m. Free.


November 5

Rob Verdi

Brown bag lunch program, Saxophobia, with Rob Verdi (Los Angeles). Help celebrate Adolphe Sax's 196th birthday by attending an entertaining, rich, and riveting history of the saxophone expressed through the music of some of the great jazz legends who contributed to the popularity of the sax. Featuring instruments from his own collection, Verdi will play some of the most unusual saxophones ever made, including a tiny curved sopranino, a slide sax, a Conn-O-Sax, a plastic alto, a straight tenor, and even a 6-1/2' tall contrabass saxophone! Join Adolphe Sax's birthday celebration and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the sax, but were afraid to ask! 12:05 p.m. Free.


December 10

USD Brass Quintet

Brown bag lunch program, Holiday Brass, featuring the South Dakota Brass Quintet, USD, performing festive seasonal music. 12:05 p.m. Free.


Brown Bag Lunch Programs are free and open to the public. They begin at 12:05 and end at 12:55 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Or, if you prefer to eat early, late, or not at all, please join us anyway. Coffee and tea will be available for a 50-cent donation.

The NMM's public programming is underwritten by the South Dakota Arts Council through the S. D. Department of Tourism and State Development and the National Endowment for the Arts, the USD Student Association, and the members of The Stradivari Society, a fund-raising initiative of the NMM's Board of Trustees.

Note: All events are held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted.

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