Free Noon Concerts on Feb. 9-12 for Beethovenfest, Giving Hearts Day

Join us for a series of free noon concerts from Feb. 9-12 in celebration of Beethovenfest and Giving Hearts Day. Audience members will be offered the chance to create works of art using oil pastels, graphite, colored pencils, or markers while listening to the live performances. On Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 12, all museum galleries will be free and open to the public. That evening, the museum will hold a public discussion on “Bakken Boom! Lives, Land, & Labor” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9
Beethovenfest Noon Concert 

Dr. Tiana Grisé, flute; Peggy Hammerling, flute; and Stephen Sulich, piano; will perform works by one of Beethoven’s contemporaries, Friedrich Kuhlau, who was instrumental in introducing Beethoven’s works to the audiences of Copenhagen.

Tuesday, Feb. 10
Beethovenfest Noon Concert 

Featuring movements from Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69, and Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello performed by Tyler Wottrich, piano; Cecilia Kang, clarinet; and William Comita, cello.

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Beethovenfest Noon Concert 

Featuring a performance of Beethoven’s works by Marjorie Schlossman, violin, and Margie Bailly, piano.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Giving Hearts Day Noon Concert 
A valentine-themed concert by Darin Henze, piano, with Friends; free admission to Museum galleries all day. Giving Hearts Day is organized by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. Online gifts made to the Museum at on Feb. 12 will be doubled up to a total match gift of $4,000.

Thursday, Feb. 12
IdeaExchange: Bakken Boom! Lives, Land, & Labor, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
A community conversation using the World Café ™ method, in which a series of questions are designed for small group discussions, and then shared with the larger group. The program ties to the Museum’s new exhibition,Bakken Boom! Artists, area scholars, and researchers will be part of this program, including Dr. Carol Archbold of NDSU, Dr. Bill Caraher of UND, Dr. Roy Hammerling of Concordia College, Dr. Carol Davis with the group No Fracking Way Turtle Mountain Tribe, and artists Kent Kapplinger and Molly McLain. This group will shape the questions for the evening and lend their insights to the small group discussions. Pre-registration required:

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