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Performing Arts Series

  • Powerful performances right here.

    Minnesota State University Moorhead's Cheryl Nelson Lossett Performing Arts Series continues to be proactive in reaching out to the Fargo-Moorhead community and the surrounding region. Collaborations with community arts organizations and public school systems create outstanding educational arts experiences for the area's elementary, secondary and university students and teachers.

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    “…a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy…” Sunday Times – Passau, Germany
    Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who believe that music is an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.

    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    7:30 p.m.
    Gaede Stage

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    This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

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    (jazz harp, trombone, drums)
    "Mr. Castañeda strummed, plucked, rubbed, jabbed and pounded on his cobalt blue Llanera harp… About the only thing he didn't do was light it on fire." – Wall St. Journal
    This is what a German newspaper (The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) wrote about Edmar: "The Colombian plays the harp like hardly anyone else on earth. His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, produce a totally unique, symphonic fullness of sound, a rapid-fire of chords, balance of melodic figures and drive, served with euphoric Latin American rhythms." Edmar’s trio includes saxophonist Shlomi Cohen and drummer Ludwig Afonso.

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    7:30 p.m.
    Gaede Stage

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    (two violins and bass)
    “To hear these three young guys is to be thankful that music was invented!” – Paul Newman
    Time for Three has been described as “America’s favorite classical garage band.” Tf3 has performed at venues from Carnegie Hall and the famed jazz club Yoshi’s in San Francisco to European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. These young virtuosos play everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    7:30 p.m.
    Gaede Stage

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    See the documentary film that inspired the ballet and meet Frederick Wiseman! The film will be shown at the Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo on Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public – no ticket needed. A Q & A with Mr. Wiseman will follow.
    For more information about the ballet, the film and the collaboration between Sewell and Wiseman, read the article in bravo! Magazine starting on Page 6 titled “Double Vision”.

    Friday, April 26, 2019
    7:30 p.m.
    Fargo Theatre


    “Different and unpredictable, this is the company to see." – The New York Times
    Titicut Follies: The Ballet, is the stunning product of a partnership between dancer and choreographer James Sewell and famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman, who won an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking in 2016. Titicut Follies: The Ballet is a heartbreaking account of a prison for the criminally insane. Backed by Lenny Picket’s musical score, Sewell and Wiseman created haunting scenes of interactions between patients and caregivers, and moving portraits of people in battle with their minds. The ballet contains adult material and is not suitable for children under the age of 13.

    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    7:30 p.m.
    Hansen Theatre

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  • This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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