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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.
“…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, 20187:30 p.m.Gaede Stage
THE EDMAR CASTEÑEDA TRIO
(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, 20187:30 p.m.Gaede Stage
TIME FOR THREE
(two violins and bass)“To hear these three young guys is to be thankful that music was invented!” – Paul NewmanTime 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, 20197:30 p.m.Gaede Stage
JAMES SEWELL BALLET PRESENTS TITICUT FOLLIES
“Different and unpredictable, this is the company to see." – The New York TimesTiticut Follies – the Ballet, is the stunning product of a partnership between dancer and choreographer James Sewell and famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman. The filmmaker won an Academy Award in 1968 for his 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. A talk-back session with Sewell, Wiseman and others takes place after the ballet.
Saturday, April 27, 20197:30 p.m.Hansen Theatre
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.