Aug 21st, 2012 @ 4:42 pm | Author:
At times, Valley City has been privileged to host music ensembles of exceptional quality that rarely visit our state. One such visit is coming soon and will provide VCSU and the Valley City Community with an extraordinary listening experience. An added bonus is that the concert will be preceded by a brief theatre performance.
On September 5, Valley City will host the New York Kammermusiker, as they return for a sixth tour of North Dakota. The New York Kammermusiker is a unique chamber ensemble that travels the world presenting a wide range of double-reed music. The New York Kammermusiker draws from some of the world's finest musicians for their performances. Members have included musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony.
Preceding the concert is a short pre-concert theater performance featuring two artists: Bjorn Pederson, who has appeared with professional groups such as the Metropolitan Opera and the Hudson Shakespeare Company, and Talia Marie Aull, whose most recent performances include Meg in Little Women (New York), and guest appearances in Music and Magic in Savanna presented by Alan St. George and Timberlake Playhouse. Aull will perform Prayer of the Norwegian Child with the ensemble.
The Valley City performance is on September 5, 2012, in the Froemke Auditorium in Foss Music Hall. The pre-concert theater performance starts at 7:00 pm and the concert at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be collected with all proceeds going to music scholarships for VCSU students. The Valley City visit will also feature an hour-long educational program at the Valley City High School Theater at 12:45 pm. This program is free and open to the public and promises to be unique, educational, and entertaining. This is a unique opportunity that does not come often to Valley City!
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
For additional information, contact Beth Klingenstein (845-7269) or Paula Larson (845-7272).