Arts & Entertainment

The Northern State University Johnson Fine Arts Center will be adorned in holiday cheer as the NSU School of Fine Arts hosts its highly anticipated “Holiday Extravaganza” on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

Several additional activities are also planned for the evening, refreshments and music, courtesy of several NSU student chamber groups, will greet the public throughout the beautiful JFAC lobby prior to the main concert.

Northern State University senior Breanna Marzahn will hold her senior art exhibition reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the President’s Gallery in Spafford Hall. 

Her senior art exhibition will be open from Nov 19 to Nov. 30, and showcase her many paintings.​

Madison Aguirre's senior art exhibition, including watercolor and acrylic painting, ceramic sculpture and ink drawing, is on display in the Student Center through Nov. 16. A closing reception will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16, with snacks provided.

NSU grad Darryl Tonemah is returning to his alma mater to present a free concert in honor of Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate the release of his brand new album “Red Dirt Remarks.” “The Bridges Concert,” will be an intimate acoustic performance presented in support of the Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Affairs and The American Indian Circle Program, as a continued effort to uplift, empower and bridge cultures through his music. The Bridge Concert will take place on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.

The “Northern Lights: Celebrating Grieg, Vinje and Krerulf” festival of Norwegian music and poetry will be held in the Northern State University Krikac Auditorium Nov. 8-9.

Thursday, November 8:

7:30 p.m. Krikac Auditorium—Opening concert “Celebrating Grieg and Vinje.” Performances by guest artist Dr. Paul Hindemith, Dr. Darci Bultem, Dr. Marla Fogderud, and guest artist Mr. Keith Teepen.

Friday, November 9:

Several years of effort to gather the history of a substantial South Dakota ethnic group are coming to fruition with the grand opening of the South Dakota Germans from Russia Cultural Center.  The Center can be found in Beulah Williams Library on the campus of Northern State University and is open to the public during regular library hours.

Brigette Weisenburger will have her senior recital at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium. Weisenburger, who is pursuing a B.A. in music, plays the piano. She will perform “Sonata in A Major, K331” by W.A. Mozart; “Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56” by Bela Bartok; and “Lovesong” by Joseph Suk. The recital is free and open to the public. Read more here.

Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry will present a recital of music for piano four-hands at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in NSU’s Krikac Auditorium. Featured on the program will be music by Emmanuel Chabrier, Florent Schmitt, Edward Elgar and Franz Schubert. The concert is free and open to the public. Read more here.

The annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. The recital will feature an array of solo and chamber performances by NSU music faculty.

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