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BSO's "American History" concert tickets now available

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Beverly Everett, will close its 2011-12 concert series with a program entitled "American History," at 3 p.m. April 29 in the Bemidji High School Auditorium.

Clay Jenkinson returns to Bemidji to narrate the Minnesota premier of Chris Brubeck's new composition Roosevelt in Cowboy Land, a symphonic work that tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt's time in the badlands of North Dakota. The program also features music representative of the Roosevelt White House, including Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag, Saint-Saëns' The Swan, David Popper's Vito, and Virgil Thompson's The Plow that Broke the Plains.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Lueken's North, Brigid's Cross, and online at Prices are $20 for adults; $15 for senior citizens 62 and older; $10 for college students with ID and students grades K-12 are free.

Doors open for seating at 2:30 p.m. More information is at