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Music Enrichment Night With Nathan Hanson on November 16th

Nathan Hanson will present a concert of music for solo soprano saxophone on November 16 at 7:30 pm at Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji. The concert will feature music that is part jazz, part classical, and part something-else; composed and improvised by Hanson. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nathan Hanson is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The concert is being presented by Headwaters Music & Arts

Composer and saxophonist Nathan Hanson has performed in venues from concert halls to prisons, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in places ranging from St. Paul to Slovenia; Paris to Pittsburgh; Milano to Mankato; and Rome (both Italy and Georgia). His compositions and recordings have been featured on radio, television and film in the United States and Europe. He is a graduate of Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina.

Hailed as an “extraordinary performer with a beautiful tone and concept” (Cadence magazine), Mr. Hanson makes his home in St. Paul, MN since 2006 following a residency in New York City from 1998 – 2006. His playing has been called “seductively pithy” (Signal to Noise magazine), “unexpectedly tasteful and dignified” (Improjazz) and “immediately accessible without sacrificing musical smarts” (Destination: OUT) with “tinges of Jan Garbarek and Albert Ayler” (Exclaim!).

Awards include grants and commissions from New Music USA, The American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, City of St. Paul Cultural STAR, The Cedar Cultural Center, MN State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The Southern Theater, and the National Performing Arts Convention.

More information about Hanson and his music is available at
{ www.nathanhanson.com }

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Youth Community Band

Headwaters Music & Arts invites Bemidji area brass, woodwind and percussion players to take part in a new youth community band. Youth ages 7-18 and their parents or guardians are invited to an organizational meeting and first rehearsal at 6pm Monday, November 6th at Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW in Bemidji.

Directed by Craig Haugen, the group will rehearse every other Monday, November-May, to prepare for several performances during the year. The goals for this group are to build ensemble and performance skills and experience the fun and camaraderie of rehearsing and performing as a group. All skill levels welcome, with a pre-requisite of one year of lessons.

Craig Haugen has taught privately through the public school system and Bemidji State University. He is a free-lance musician and performs in local bands, Pelican Railroad and CrossWater. He received his degree in Instrumental Education from Bemidji State University, and has taught guitar, ukulele and all band instruments for over 30 years.

Those interested in taking part but unable to attend the first meeting and rehearsal are asked to contact Headwaters at 218.444.5606 before November 6th.

 

 

 

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First City Singers Seeks a Director

The First City Singers, a non-audition vocal performance group, is seeking a volunteer with choral direction experience to lead weekly rehearsals and occasional performances at area senior living facilities. Rehearsals are 1pm Mondays at Headwaters Music and Arts. First City Singers also welcomes additional men and women ages 55 and older to the group; for information about the volunteer director position or becoming a member, contact organizer Kathy Hughes at 218.751.5129

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