The 2017-2018 Mayville State University and Community Fine Arts Series includes five concerts by performers who have earned recognition for their talent and level of musicianship. Mayville State partners with the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks for the series of concerts. Musicians will perform in Grand Forks on Sundays before making their Monday appearances at Mayville. Each concert in the series is performed in the MSU Classroom Building Auditorium. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
The series begins Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, with a performance by Dover String Quartet. The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Rebecca Fischer, a member of the Chiara Quartet, will play the violin while her husband, Anthony Hawley, will project video images during a concert scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Rebecca tours regularly in North America, Europe, and Asia. With the Chiara Quartet, Ms. Fischer has won top prizes in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Astral Artistic Services audition, and was awarded the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
The Primo Trio will perform on the stage of the Classroom Building Auditorium Monday, Feb. 13, 2018. Formed in 2004 while at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Trio won the Fischoff in 2007. Boris Allakhverdyan is the principal clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He was born in Baku, Azerbaijan of Armenian descent. Violinist Gulia Gurevich was born to one of Uzbekistan’s most distinguished musical families. Russian pianist Anastasia Derik was born in St. Petersburg and is a founder and artistic director of the “Russian Heritage’ Piano Competition for young pianists. All three have solo careers and also work as educators.
The Telegraph Quartet will present a concert on March 27, 2018. The Telegraph formed in 2013 and won the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Award the next year. The same year they won the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
The final concert in the series is planned for Monday, April 9, 2018. Flutist Robert Dick will perform. World renowned as the leader in contemporary music for the flute, Robert Dick embodies the ideal of the Renaissance artist. With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free improvisation and new jazz, he has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered, but redefined, the instrument. In 2014, the National Flute Association honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
“We are very fortunate to be able to bring world-class musicians to the stage of the Mayville State University Classroom Building Auditorium via the annual MSU and Community Fine Arts Series,” said Dr. Cody Hunter, MSU music director. “The concerts are of great educational benefit to Mayville State students, and are open for the enjoyment of all. I encourage all community members to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to see some of the best artists in the world perform right here on our campus each year.”
All concerts in the series are open to the public. Adult season tickets sell for $60.00. Season tickets for high school students are $25.00 each. Admission for individual performances is $13.00 for adults and $5.00 for high school students. Mayville State students are admitted free of charge with college identification. For more information, contact MSU and Community Fine Arts Series Coordinator Dr. Cody Hunter at 701-788-4742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.