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Pioneer Previews: World class flutist to perform 'Flute Concerto' by Rouse
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A former member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and now a player with the New York Woodwind Quintet, Carol Wincenc will perform with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Concert 2-"American Lessons" of the 2011-2012 Concert Series "Made in America" will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Bemidji High School auditorium.

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Music Director Beverly Everett will welcome Juilliard School of Music flute professor and soloist Wincenc to perform with the orchestra in the powerful new work by Christopher Rouse, "Flute Concerto."

The orchestra will also perform a more traditional piece Mozart's Symphony No. 31 "Paris" and Egar's "Serenade for Strings." Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for college students with a valid ID and students K through 12 are free. The doors will open at 2:30.

After the concert, enjoy a chat with the performers at the BSO's Afterglow party at 5 p.m. at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., which will open for dinner, toasts and lively conversation.

Theater

The opening of "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., has been postponed. New show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Nov. 20 matinee, and the final performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $12 for general public, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door.

Tickets

E Tickets for "A Christmas Carol" by Chris Blackwood and Piers Robinson, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, are on sale. A production of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Bemidji Community Theater, this new interpretation of the classic tale will feature Charles Dickens (Mark Christensen) as the story teller. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are $6 for children and $12 for adults at Iverson Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall. A non-perishable food donation for the Bemidji Food Shelf brought to the theater the day of performance will get a $1 refund on a ticket. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

E Tickets for Bemidji State University's 43rd Annual Madrigal Dinners are on sale now at the Madrigal Dinner Box Office in Bangsberg, 2nd Floor of Bangsberg. The box office hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All tickets are $36 each and include a Renaissance feast, royal pageantry from the Royal Court, wandering mistrals, cellar keepers and beggars and Recorder players. A masque (play) will be presented by the King's Players. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and a 5 p.m. performance Dec. 4 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in Upper Hobson Memorial Union on the campus of BSU, Birchmont Drive. Tickets are available only through advanced sale and can also be purchased by mail (Madrigal Tickets, Department of Music, 1500 Birchmont Dr.NE.#16, Bemidji, MN 56601) and include $2 for postage and handling.

Music

Timberline, with Kari Munson, John Essig and Dave Sand, will perform from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the newly reopened Classic Hard Times in downtown Bemidji.

Workshops

E A watercolor class with Marion Reil will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday 18 at Gallery North. Participants will finish a 16-by-20-inch watercolor painting of a fall scene using sponges and other techniques and the fee is $45.

E Grant Writing Workshop for individual artists, non-profits and schools will be given on Thursday at the Caldwell Banker Real Estate office, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. The times are as follows: 5:30 - 6 p.m., Community Arts Support Grant which foster the development and sustainability of new and existing art organizations; 6 - 7 p.m., Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants which provide opportunities for arts, arts access, arts education, and cultural heritage activities; 7 - 8 p.m., Individual Artists Grants which support individual artists in creating and promoting their art. To reserve a space for one or all of the times: email staff@r2arts.org,

E Region 2 Arts Council announces that it has funding available for "No Risk" workshops. The application can be downloaded from their website: r2arts.org/workshops/. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and the funds are limited.

Art Exhibits for November

E Bemidji Community Art Center is hosting the 9th annual "It's Only Clay" featuring winners of the 2011 national juried ceramics show. A collection of the work of this year's judge, Guillermo Cuellar, will also be on display. BCAC is free and open to the public. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts featured artist is photographer Jon Heller and his exhibit, "I Shoot People." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by over 60 different artists and is located at 315 Irvine Ave NW.

E Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, will present "Fall Reflections." Also featured is the newest exhibit "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of America's celebrated author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910). For history center hours, call 444-3376.

E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café is presenting Shannon Lucas-Westrum: Art and Inspiration. The Cabin is open seven days a week at 214 3rd St. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

E Dunn Bros Coffee will present photographer Tom Dunn's black and white exhibit images created in Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Minnesota. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S.

E Fleur de Lis Art Gallery (501 Bemidji Ave.) has new works by local artists. Stop by the see the new rotation. The gallery is open when the Fleur de Lis sign is outside the building.

E Gallery North (502 3rd St.) has opened its annual Christmas Boutique with art work, fine crafts, hand painted ornaments and other items.

E Glazed and Amused, (311 3rd St.) is presenting the work of Norma Frisk and Sue Smith as their featured artists for November and December. Glazed and Amused is a paint your own ceramics studio open Tuesday through Saturday.

E Neilson Place (1000 Anne St.) will have an installation of Blueleaf Photographs by Melissa Moss which help us to remember the times we share with others. The opening reception will be held in December. The work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk.

E Northwoods Gallery and Framing (318 Third St. NW) is featuring the work of wood cut artist Don Houseman for the month of November.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Avenue) is showing "Cat and Bird," by Alice Blessing, with color and light, birds become wild animals and cats become pets.

E Rail River Folk School will present Wesley May and his "Let Me Tell You a Story...Interconnected," an installation of acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. The venue is located at 303 Railroad St. SW., take the Irvine Street Bridge and turn left and go up the hill to the school.

E Maps for the installations on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk are free and at the Chamber of Commerce next to the Paul and Babe Statue.

Ongoing events

E Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

E Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

E Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

A former member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and now a player with the New York Woodwind Quintet, Carol Wincenc will perform with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Concert 2-"American Lessons" of the 2011-2012 Concert Series "Made in America" will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Bemidji High School auditorium.

Music Director Beverly Everett will welcome Juilliard School of Music flute professor and soloist Wincenc to perform with the orchestra in the powerful new work by Christopher Rouse, "Flute Concerto."

The orchestra will also perform a more traditional piece Mozart's Symphony No. 31 "Paris" and Egar's "Serenade for Strings." Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for college students with a valid ID and students K through 12 are free. The doors will open at 2:30.

After the concert, enjoy a chat with the performers at the BSO's Afterglow party at 5 p.m. at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., which will open for dinner, toasts and lively conversation.

Theater

The opening of "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., has been postponed. New show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Nov. 20 matinee, and the final performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $12 for general public, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door.

Tickets

- Tickets for "A Christmas Carol" by Chris Blackwood and Piers Robinson, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, are on sale. A production of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Bemidji Community Theater, this new interpretation of the classic tale will feature Charles Dickens (Mark Christensen) as the story teller. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are $6 for children and $12 for adults at Iverson Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall. A non-perishable food donation for the Bemidji Food Shelf brought to the theater the day of performance will get a $1 refund on a ticket. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

- Tickets for Bemidji State University's 43rd Annual Madrigal Dinners are on sale now at the Madrigal Dinner Box Office in Bangsberg, 2nd Floor of Bangsberg. The box office hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All tickets are $36 each and include a Renaissance feast, royal pageantry from the Royal Court, wandering mistrals, cellar keepers and beggars and Recorder players. A masque (play) will be presented by the King's Players. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and a 5 p.m. performance Dec. 4 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in Upper Hobson Memorial Union on the campus of BSU, Birchmont Drive. Tickets are available only through advanced sale and can also be purchased by mail (Madrigal Tickets, Department of Music, 1500 Birchmont Dr.NE.#16, Bemidji, MN 56601) and include $2 for postage and handling.

Music

Timberline, with Kari Munson, John Essig and Dave Sand, will perform from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the newly reopened Classic Hard Times in downtown Bemidji.

Workshops

- A watercolor class with Marion Reil will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday 18 at Gallery North. Participants will finish a 16-by-20-inch watercolor painting of a fall scene using sponges and other techniques and the fee is $45.

- Grant Writing Workshop for individual artists, non-profits and schools will be given on Thursday at the Caldwell Banker Real Estate office, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. The times are as follows: 5:30 - 6 p.m., Community Arts Support Grant which foster the development and sustainability of new and existing art organizations; 6 - 7 p.m., Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants which provide opportunities for arts, arts access, arts education, and cultural heritage activities; 7 - 8 p.m., Individual Artists Grants which support individual artists in creating and promoting their art. To reserve a space for one or all of the times: email staff@r2arts.org,

- Region 2 Arts Council announces that it has funding available for "No Risk" workshops. The application can be downloaded from their website: r2arts.org/workshops/. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and the funds are limited.

Art Exhibits for November

- Bemidji Community Art Center is hosting the 9th annual "It's Only Clay" featuring winners of the 2011 national juried ceramics show. A collection of the work of this year's judge, Guillermo Cuellar, will also be on display. BCAC is free and open to the public. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts featured artist is photographer Jon Heller and his exhibit, "I Shoot People." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by over 60 different artists and is located at 315 Irvine Ave NW.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, will present "Fall Reflections." Also featured is the newest exhibit "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of America's celebrated author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910). For history center hours, call 444-3376.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café is presenting Shannon Lucas-Westrum: Art and Inspiration. The Cabin is open seven days a week at 214 3rd St. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

- Dunn Bros Coffee will present photographer Tom Dunn's black and white exhibit images created in Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Minnesota. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S.

- Fleur de Lis Art Gallery (501 Bemidji Ave.) has new works by local artists. Stop by the see the new rotation. The gallery is open when the Fleur de Lis sign is outside the building.

- Gallery North (502 3rd St.) has opened its annual Christmas Boutique with art work, fine crafts, hand painted ornaments and other items.

- Glazed and Amused, (311 3rd St.) is presenting the work of Norma Frisk and Sue Smith as their featured artists for November and December. Glazed and Amused is a paint your own ceramics studio open Tuesday through Saturday.

- Neilson Place (1000 Anne St.) will have an installation of Blueleaf Photographs by Melissa Moss which help us to remember the times we share with others. The opening reception will be held in December. The work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk.

- Northwoods Gallery and Framing (318 Third St. NW) is featuring the work of wood cut artist Don Houseman for the month of November.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Avenue) is showing "Cat and Bird," by Alice Blessing, with color and light, birds become wild animals and cats become pets.

- Rail River Folk School will present Wesley May and his "Let Me Tell You a Story...Interconnected," an installation of acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. The venue is located at 303 Railroad St. SW., take the Irvine Street Bridge and turn left and go up the hill to the school.

- Maps for the installations on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk are free and at the Chamber of Commerce next to the Paul and Babe Statue.

Ongoing events

- Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

- Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

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