The Brainerd High School Orchestras will present their Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, in Brainerd.
Funds will benefit the Brainerd Area Habitat for Humanity.
The Sinfonia Orchestra will open with "Blue Rhythmico, Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird," Richard Wagner's "Overture to Rienzi" and Jared Spears' "Dance Diabolique."
The Acoustic Guitar Ensemble will perform two Baroque pieces for strings - a Gavotte for three parts and nine classical guitars by Johann Sebastian Bach - and the three-part "Canon for Strings" by Johann Pachelbel.
The Brainerd High School Chamber Orchestra will perform Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium.
The Chamber Orchestra will perform "The Queen of Sheba" by George Frideric Handel (featuring seniors Karsten Jensen and Krystal Radtke on flute), "The Serenade for Strings" by Lars-Erik Larsson (featuring Ryan Ellingson and Rebecca Yeh on violin), "Fantaisie for Flute and Chamber Orchestra" by Gabriel Faure (featuring Jensen) and "Serenade Op. 11" by Dag Wiren.
The concert will conclude with violinist Yeh performing the first movement of "The Violin Concerto" by Samuel Barber.
C-I High School Choirs to perform
CROSBY - The Crosby-Ironton High School Choirs will present their annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's Mayberry Auditorium. The Concert Choir, Girls' Triple Trio, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir will perform.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
The groups will perform styles including pop, Broadway, oldies and contemporary.
Selections will include "Seize the Day," "The Sound of Silence," "Only Hope," "And All That Jazz," "Dust in the Wind," "Lean on Me," "Where Earth Meets Sky," "Time of Your Life" and "Omnia Sol."
Soloists will include Kendra Boblett, Lauren Skarloken, Anna Cousins, James Lueck, Brock Tesdahl, Emily Andreson, Kayla Duffney and Nick Stokman.
Nisswa-stamman festival set June 6-7
NISSWA - The ninth annual Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folkmusic Festival, scheduled June 6-7 in Nisswa, will feature live music, workshops, food and children's activities. More than 150 musicians will perform.
Guests from Scandinavia will include the SweDance Fiddlers and Stockholm's Spelmanslag (Sweden), Arne & Asbjrg Slvberg and Kjell Plassen (Norway) and Mette Jensen & Kristian Bugge (Denmark).
Minnesota groups will include Skl Klubb Spelmanslag (Brainerd), Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra, Leroy Larsen's Scandinavian Ensemble and the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag.
The schedule is:
10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6 - Scandinavian fiddling and dancing workshops, Nisswa area. For more information, contact Paul Wilson at 764-2994 or email@example.com.
7 p.m. June 6 - Gala Opening Concert and Dance, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, $15 at door.
9:30 p.m. June 6 - Old-time Dance, Nisswa American Legion, free.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7 - Nisswa-stamman main festival, Nisswa Pioneer Village, $10 (adults), $1 (15 and younger) at gate.
4:30-7:30 p.m. June 7 - Smorgasbord, Nisswa Community Center, $15, tickets available at other Nisswa-stamman events.
7 p.m.-midnight - Old-time Dance, Nisswa American Legion, free.
For more information, visit www.nisswastamman.org.
Music video camp slated in Staples
STAPLES - A Music Video Camp for students in grades 10-12 will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16-20 on the Staples campus of Central Lakes College.
The camp offers 20 participants a chance to create a professional-looking music video in five days.
To register or obtain information, call instructor Leon Dahlvang at (218) 894-5142 or (800) 247-6836 ext. 5142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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