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Pioneer Previews: Baroque is back at Bemidji State University

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The Bemidji Baroque Ensemble’s first performance was in the spring of 1978, and that tradition will continue at 7:30 tonight in Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex at BSU. The original musicians (harpsichordist Margaret Maxwell, flutist Natalie Roholt and cellist Patrick Riley) realized that they lived only a short romp from each other and began playing for and with each other weekly. Maxwell and Riley were then professors on the staff of the Music Department at BSU. The ensemble will welcome guest artists, soprano Jennifer Olson and violinist Eric Olson tonight. This brother and sister team are doctoral candidates at the University of Minnesota. The program will include works from Handel, LeClaire and Bach. Admission is free but parents are asked not to bring children under the age of 6.

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Midwinter Interlude

The Fifth Annual Midwinter Interlude Art Show by Bemidji State University’s faculty and staff is now in the Ramsey Gallery on the ground floor of Bangsberg’s complex through March 14. Open to the public at no cost, the Midwinter Interlude has grown from 17 to nearly 30 exhibitors. Works on display have included photography, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry, quilting, knitting, drawing and painting, fishing tackle, and other forms of arts

Deadline for Friends

Friends of the Arts award nominations are due Friday. The award is open to art teachers, artistsin all forms, volunteers, community and art advocates. Sponsored by the Waterman Arts Center and First National Bank Bemidji, this is the 26th year for the selection of a living person or couple who has been devoted to the arts and donated time, effort, resources or talents to promote the arts in the greater Bemidji area. To make a nomination, please use the form on the art center’s website, www.watermarkartcenter.org. For additional information, call Watermark at 444-7570 or send an email to watermark@paulbunyan.net.

Thursday

“Loopy Project” at 1 p.m. “Warm Your Heart With A Little Art” at Gallery North, 502 Thirrd St. NW. Reservations required.

Upcoming events

“Classical Celebrations!” by Bemidji Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m., March 2 at Bemidji High School. Celebrated violinist Everaldo Martinez and the music of Beethoven and Bach.

National Dances from Bohemia with Paul and Helen Baumgartner at 2 p.m., March 9, First Lutheran Church. Freewill offering.

Balachine’s “Jewels” as danced by a premiere classical ballet company, The Bolshoi Ballet, at 2 p.m., March 15 at local Bemidji Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 available now.

Baladino, an Israeli ensemble, will play 2 to 4 p.m., March 22 in the Sanford Center Ballroom as part of a Midwest tour of music from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Arabic countries. Sponsored by the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts and Arts Midwest. Advance tickets $17 and $20 at the door; all tickets general admission.

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