Family Concert | Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
Saturday, March 10 | 11:00 am
Bring the whole family for this kid-friendly concert with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. The concert includes works by Franz Schubert, Charles Ives, Christopher Gable, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. It even includes a tour through the orchestra!
Sara Aimee Smiseth | Tracing Edvard Grieg
Sunday, March 18 | 3:30 pm | Chapel
Come enjoy this educational concert given by Sara Aimee Smiseth, pianist/lecturer/musicologist on the beautiful new Steinway in the chapel! Tracing Edvard Grieg is an attempt to approach the person behind the music that has charmed and engaged audiences for more than a hundred years. In 2018, it will be 175 years since the birth of Norway’s most well-known composer. Through some of the lesser-known work, Smiseth will present a portrait of a man who lived to experience both struggles and great achievements.
About Sara Aimee Smiseth
Sara Aimée Smiseth (b. 1986) pursued her musical education at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with professors Einar Steen--‐Nøkleberg, Einar Henning Smeby, and Jan Michiels. She has also studied Musicology at the University of Oslo. In 2007, she won the regional and national rounds of the Young Musicians Competition in the highest age group. In recent years she has performed close to fifty solo recitals and lecture--‐concerts throughout Norway. Smiseth has distinguished herself as répétiteur and accompanist for numerous choirs, among them, the Norwegian Soloists' Choir and World Youth Choir. She has worked with conductors such as John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Grete Pedersen, Anders Eby, Steven Devine and Bernard Labadie. Since 2012, she has been associated with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet as an accompanist, lecturer, and guide. After having pursued the lives and music of composers Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, and Halfdan Kjerulf, Edvard Grieg is now the subject of Smiseth's next musical project.
Iowa State Singers | Iowa State University
Saturday, March 24 | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary
The Iowa State Singers have been honored in recent years with invitations to perform at several highly distinguished conventions, including the 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2010 ACDA conventions in Sioux Falls, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Oklahoma City, and the 2008 and 2011 NCCO National Conferences in Cincinnati and Fort Collins. Thousands of choral conductors from the United States and abroad have responded enthusiastically to the choir's offerings. The members of the Iowa State Singers have been thrilled with these opportunities and gratefully acknowledge their former members, whose commitment to artistry helped to develop one of the very beautiful traditions at Iowa State University.
The Singers have also travelled internationally, singing to critical acclaim in the Baltic States and Scandinavia (2003), China (2006), and Korea (2011), where they shared a concert with the world-renowned Incheon City Chorale.
Admission to the Iowa State Singers is by audition, and is open to students enrolled at Iowa State University regardless of major or year in school.