Calendar

2020

October 9 and 10 Guest pianist Jihye Chang joins Luminus for A Weekend with Beethoven, on the campus of Minot State University. Concerts each night at 7:30pm featuring sonatas and variations for piano and cello/violin. Events will be live-streamed, though a limited live audience is invited to attend. $10 all seats, available at the door. Free with MSU ID. Also, six registered performing participants will play in open masterclasses with string faculty, read music of Beethoven with Jihye or Dianna for 75 minutes, and attend all presentations and performances live.

September 24/26 Minot Symphony Orchestra, season opener, featuring three works from the 18th century. The first concert with a paid audience since the last MSO concert in March. So grateful we get to play live music for a live audience again! http://www.minotsymphony.com

July 30-Aug 2 Dakota Chamber Music Festival, 24th annual. No faculty recitals this year as we host a shortened version for everyone’s safety. However, Beo and Adam Estes will join the festival from their homes for live coaching sessions with our groups as well as virtual presentations. Grateful for the chance to play Beethoven, Prokofiev, and some new music for two presentations on interpretation and rehearsal techniques. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm

March 7 Minot Symphony Orchestra, Fun & Games, featuring music from video games and the Minot State University Division of Music 2020 Honors winner, pianist Sean Bostrom, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. http://www.minotsymphony.com

March 1 3:00pm. Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, Borodin Quartet No.2 and Robert Schumann Piano Quintet. Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND.

February 28 3:30-5:30pm, Masterclass at UMary (Bismarck, ND), working with cello and bass students.

February 15 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks

January 24-26 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Minot, ND)http://www.wpopera.org

January 12 Cantata BWV 154 and other Baroque selections with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, as part of the 5:00pm Vespers service at St. Thomas Church, Cincinnati, OH. https://bachensemble.org/

January 10 Bach and Vivaldi lecture/recital in collaboration with Director and keyboardist Carlton Monroe and members of their Young Artist program. 7:30pm, St. Thomas Church https://bachensemble.org/

2019

December 14 Minot Symphony Holiday concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com

December 8 Principal cellist for annual Messiah concert at Minot State University

December 6-7 Magnificat at St. Joseph’s in Williston, ND.

September 28-29 Beethoven Triple Concerto with pianist Dianna Anderson and violinist Andrew Sords; a reunion with Scott Seaton, former conductor of the Minot Symphony. https://northstatesymphony.org/

July 25 Super fun rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow, Oh, Brother Where Art Thou style, with Blaine Baiduk and Tim Nelson rounding out the vocal trio. Faculty night never disappoints for collaboration and variety! http://internationalmusiccamp.com/

June 7-15 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Sunday, June 9 and Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm

May 28-June 2. China! Dianna and I gave a recital and a on music at USST (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology) in Shanghai,China. Music, food, culture. The time hanging out with the students was amazing. Visited Hangzhou for two days and toured all around Shanghai with them as our guides.

April 27 Concerto time! So excited to perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Luminus (Dianna Anderson and Jon Rumney) and the Minot Symphony Orchestra minotsymphony

April 1 Lecture titled Higher Ed & Music: a case for work and play given at the University of Mississippi as a guest of the Department of Music.

March 2 Minot Symphony subscription concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com

February 19-22 Guests of Augustana University for their annual Piano Festival. Duo recital with Dianna Anderson for an all-Beethoven program on Friday the 22nd, masterclasses, teaching and an OrdinaryExtraOrdinary lecture. More info at Lee Piano Festival

February 16 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the Magic City Discovery Center. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks

February 3-4 Guests of Nariaki Sugiura and Simon Barbu, professors of Piano and Cello at the University of North Dakota, for a series of concerts and masterclasses. Schedule TBA.

February 1-2 Minot Symphony Family concerts. http://www.minotsymphony.com

January 6 Cantata BWV 81 as part of the 5:00pm Vespers service at St. Thomas Church, Cincinnati, OH. https://bachensemble.org/

January 4 Bach: ordinaryextraordinary lecture as a guest of the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas, Cincinnati, OH. 7:30pm, St. Thomas Church https://bachensemble.org/

2018

December 9 Minot Symphony Holiday concert. http://www.minotsymphony.com

December 2 Principal cellist for annual Messiah concert at Minot State University

November 4 Mendelssohn Octet, plus Nielsen and Glazounov with the Missouri valley Chamber Orchestra www.mvco.net

October 27 Minot Symphony Orchestra concert. Performing bass for a fully-staged version of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, then principal cello for a Halloween-themed second half. http://www.minotsymphony.com

October 12 Presenting on diversity and inclusion in Minot State University’s first-year experience setting as part of the Fall CMS conference in Vancouver, B.C.

September 14 & 16 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org

July 22-28 International Music Camp. Teach cello and perform at this annual orchestral festival on the US Canada border.

June 15-23 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Sunday, June 17 and Thursday, June 21 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm

June 3 Joining Malte Roessner, bass voice, and Bay area musicians for the world premier of Clint Borzoni’s song set for bass and string quartet, The Hidden Singer. Also performing Mendelssohn Op. 13 as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org

April 21 Carmina Burana! Minot Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season (Minot,ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com

March 10 Minot Symphony Orchestra concert http://www.minotsymphony.com

February 17 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the YWCA and International Music Camp in 2018. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks

February 13 Anderson Duo presents works by Ginastera, Barber, Foss, and MSU colleague Efrain Amaya. Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, 7:30pm. (Minot,ND) Minot State Music Division

February 2 &3 Minot Symphony Orchestra family concerts, featuring high school young artist competition winner Tiffany Peterson, cellist from Bismarck, ND, performing the first movement of the Kabalevsky concerto.(Minot, ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com

January 25-28 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company presentation of the classic musical The King and I (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org

January 16 7pm, Beo, a fabulous young string quartet out of Pittsburgh, kicks off their tour of North Dakota with an informal house concert at our home, 428 Homestead Rd. NW. (Minot, ND) Beostringquartet

2017

October 13 Anderson Duo, violinist Rene Mandel, and host Ruth Ellen Kahn present Bach & Brahms in Belvedere as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org

October 13 Anderson Duo and host Ruth Ellen Kahn performing Brahms and works inspired by Spanish culture as part of the Musica Marin Series (San Francisco, CA) http://musicamarin.org

October 2-5 tour with Luminus, Dvorak “Dumky” Trio, and MSU student Brahms Sextet to high schools in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND.

September 8 & 10 principal cellist for Western Plains Opera Company performances of Orpheus in the Underworld (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org

July 23-29 5 International Music Camp. Teaching and performing all week. Performance of Handel-Halvorsen Passacgalia with colleague Sonja Harasim, violin. internationalmusiccamp.com/

June 17-25 Dakota Chamber Music Festival. Faculty recitals on Monday, June 19 and Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm. (Minot, ND) http://www.minotstateu.edu/dcm

April 29 Soloist for Dvorak Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104 with Minot Symphony Orchestra.(Minot, ND) http://www.minotsymphony.com

February 26-March 1 Bach: ordinaryextraordinary lecture and two other house concerts as a guest of Ashley Sandor-Sidon at Drake University in Iowa. Drake University cello studio

February 12 Guest artist with Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas (Cincinnati, OH) https://bachensemble.org

February 4 Community Rocks at the Grand Hotel, symphonic rock concert to benefit the Minot Zoo in 2017. (Minot, ND) Community Rocks

January 25-29 Western Plains Opera Company presents Fiddler on the Roof (Minot, ND) http://www.wpopera.org