Support the arts on the big screen at the Amigo Theater in Bemidji by writing a letter of interest to Duane Black, Amigo theater, 5284 Theater Lane, NW, Bemidji 56601 or email at email@example.com. The Amigo is will be totally digitized by the this summer which means that audiences will be able to see events as they happen on the big stages of New York (Met Opera, NY Philharmonic and ballet, all at Lincoln Center), the best of dance from modern to classical with premiere companies from across the globe, and many other cultural events that we now only dream of seeing, Today we might watch an edited version of “The Firebird” with music by Stravinsky by the Paris Opera Ballet; think of how exciting it would be to see it performed live. There will be a increase in ticket price but not so much as to make it unaffordable for all. Please, take the time to write now and thanks from all of us interested in bringing more opportunity to see and hear great music and dance from around the world.
Timeless Traditions with Jon Romer, Jacque Tinsley with Andrew Ronnevik will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Neilson Place Social Hall, 1000 Anne St. Romer and Tinsley are noted throughout the area for their talent in combining the Native American flute and Celtic Folk Harp in classic, ethnic and contemporary music. This performance is one of two that will be held this weekend; the other being the Baudette Depot at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Depot is located at 420 N. Main Ave. in downtown Baudette. The duo will be joined by Andrew Ronnevik on the violin. The concert at the Woodsedge Senior Living Campus is free and open to the public and the concert in Baudette will accept a free will offering. This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.
It’s going to be a challenge to choose between two competing events on Friday night. The second Independent Film Night will be at 7 p.m. at the Wild Rose Theater in Bemidji. Spencer Olson and Nathan Fisher will present films. Olson creates animated films with Legos. His two films to be featured are “Patient 24” and “Bunnies: The Ancient Altercation.” Fisher is a documentary filmmaker. His film, “The Unreturned,” explores the condition of middle class citizens of Iraq.
Audience members will be able to vote for films they want to continue on to the second annual Fathom Film Festival to be held April 20-21 at the Wild Rose Theater. Suggested admission price is $5.
And the other choice is “A Taste of Opera Night” with 12 short scenes of music ranging from the popular operas of Verdi and Puccini to the operatic music of Gilbert and Sullivan will begin at 7 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.
Professor Emeritus Fulton Gallagher will direct the 15 costumed students with video projected backdrop scenery. This event will be held under the auspices of the BSU Music Department. The audience will be invited to attend a reception following the production. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students with BSU ID and free for BSU students with a valid ID. This evening of song is made possible, in part, by the financial support of the Student and Financial Activity Committee.
If classical music is your wont, support Lauren Skarloken who will be performing her junior vocal recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Thompson Recital Hall. She will sing music by various artists including Shubert, Brahms, Handel, and Ives. Matthew Sieberg will accompany Skarloken on the piano. The recital is free and open to the public.
Professor Erika Svanoe will showcase the Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble joined by the Symphonic Band at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Thompson Recital Hall.
The Wind Ensemble will begin its regional tour through northwest Minnesota with this concert. The Wind Ensemble program will include “El Salon Mexico” by Aaron Copland, “William Byrd Suite” by Gordon Jacob and “Strange Humors” by John Mackey.
The Symphonic Band program will include a Salute of Glenn Miller and “The Minnesota March” by John Philip Sousa. Tickets will be sold at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for all students.