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2015 Calendar of Events

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The mission of musical programming at the National Music Museum is to highlight the instrument collection of the NMM. Live music should educate how musical instruments are designed, fabricated, and used to enliven human expression through music. Performers, with support of NMM staff as needed, will explore opportunities to point audience members toward relevant exhibits at the NMM. Proposals for future events may be made via email to Patricia Bornhofen.

The NMM's public programming is underwritten by the USD Student Association and the South Dakota Arts Council, the support for which is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Note: All events are held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted.


2015 Events

Thursday, January 15

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

A Late Quartet

A masterpiece cinematic performance by the late, great Phillip Seymour Hoffman in this dramatic story about a famed string quartet whose members struggle with rivalry, desire and death. Brief introduction by NMM Curator of Stringed Instruments Arian Sheets. 


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, Main Street, Vermillion

Thursday, 1/15, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


Thursday, January 29 and
Friday, January 30

Jorgensen and Bryant

NMM Live!

Violin and Fortepiano
Jeri Jorgensen & Cullan Bryant

Violinist Jeri Jorgensen and fortepianist Cullan Bryant will perform the music of Beethoven (Sonata in A Major, Op. 12 #2, Sonata in F Major, Op. 24 "Spring") and Mozart (twelve variations on "Se vuol ballare" from The Marriage of Figaro) and more. An award-winning violinist, Jorgensen is on the performance faculty of Colorado College. She performed throughout the United States as first violinist of the Da Vinci Quartet. She plays a beautiful 1705 G.B. Rogeri violin. Cullan Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City. He has performed with such artists as Emanuel Borok and Midori and in recital venues like the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


Two Shows in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Thursday, 1/29, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.

Friday, 1/30, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.


Thursday, February 12

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

Impromptu

Pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin (Hugh Grant) is lustily pursued by French writer/feminist George Sand (Judy Davis) in this witty, music-history-filled 1991 comedy-drama. Brief introduction by NMM Director Cleveland Johnson.


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, Main Street, Vermillion

Thursday, 2/12, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


Thursday, February 26 and
Friday, February 27

Music of India

NMM Live!

Music of India
Nirmala Rajasekar

One of the world's premier veena players, Nirmala Rajasekar will showcase this plucked string instrument and the Carnatic music of India. She will be accompanied by accomplished mridangam percussionist Thanjavur Murugaboopathi. Nirmala has performed at Carnegie Hall, played for the president of India, and performs yearly at the December Festival of Music in Chennai, India. A multi-award-winner, Nirmala was the first Indian classical musician to be chosen as a Bush Artistic Fellow (2006) and a McKnight Performing Artist Fellow (2010). Nirmala has also been on All India Radio since 1990 and has recordings under various record labels. She was featured as guest artist by 3-time Grammy-winning group 'Sounds of Blackness' on the 'Outstanding World Music Album of the Year 2012.' Her music is in BBC's Library of World artists.


Two Shows in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Thursday, 2/26, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.

Friday, 2/27, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.


Thursday, March 19

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

'Round Midnight

Coinciding with the 40th-annual USD Coyote Jazz Festival, this jazz-movie classic showcases the talents of jazz-great Dexter Gordon as he portrays a fictional sax player and alcoholic in the 1950's New York music scene. Academy-Award-winning soundtrack by Herbie Hancock. Brief introduction by NMM Curator of Woodwinds and Education Deborah Check Reeves.


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, Main Street, Vermillion

Thursday, 3/19, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


Friday, March 27

Mark Kroll

NMM Live!

Baroque Harpsichord
Mark Kroll

Hear the beauty of an 18th-century harpsichord! At the NMM to record a CD of Baroque music by François Couperin on the NMM's historic Jacques Germain harpsichord (Paris, 1785), Mark Kroll will also perform two concerts for NMM Live! audiences. Professor emeritus of harpsichord from Boston University and a world-renowned keyboardist, Kroll has been conducted by Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, James Levine, Kurt Masur, and Charles Dutoit and has served as harpsichordist for the Boston Symphony since 1979.


Two Shows in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Friday, 3/27, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.

Friday, 3/27, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


April 10

Will Peebles

NMM Live!

Western Javanese Gamelan Music
Will Peebles

Musician and scholar Will Peebles performs gamelan degung, traditional to West Java (in contrast to the NMM's gamelan from Central Java). At Western Carolina University, Will Peebles has taught bassoon, music theory, music history, and world music, and served as Director of the School of Music from 2005-2014. He established Western's Low Tech Ensemble, which now performs on Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese gamelan.


One Show Only in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Friday, 4/10, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.


April 23

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

The Music Man

Your chance to see a classic on the big screen! 76 trombones and a con man in love--in this beloved, Academy-Award-winning big-screen adaptation of the classic Broadway musical. With a special introduction by David Vikturek, CEO of the Mason City Foundation (overseeing the administration of Music Man Square and the Meredith Willson Museum).


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, Main Street, Vermillion

Thursday, 4/23, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


Friday, May 1

Tatag Gamelan

NMM Live!

Tatag Gamelan

About once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM's extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don't miss it!


One Show Only in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Friday, 5/1, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.


Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9

Catalina Vincens

National Music Museum
Open House

What does the world's oldest playable harpsichord sound like? Here's a rare chance to hear the National Music Museum's historic Neapolitan harpsichord (ca. 1530) in action, and played by an acclaimed international harpsichordist, Catalina Vicens, during the Museum's free USD commencement-weekend Open House. Performances will be intermittent throughout Museum hours.


Admission Free to Public on Both Days!

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


May 23 - September 7

Banding Together

NMM Summer Exhibition

Banding Together:
The American Soldiers'
Musical Arsenal

May 23 - September 1
Arne B. Larson Concert Hall
National Music Museum


June 8-11

STOMP!

STOMP has no words. Everyone can understand it. STOMP is about rhythm. Create percussion instruments from everyday items. Bring something from home or something that you found and turn it into a real musical instrument. Learn easy choreography and perform to your own music that you create from your instruments.

Summer Explorer Series for students entering 4th-6th grades

Monday-Wednesday 9:00-11:30 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Note: June 11 lunch served for students and concert for family and friends at noon.

Fee: $30
Register at: Vermillion Parks and Recreation


June 15-18

STOMP!

STOMP has no words. Everyone can understand it. STOMP is about rhythm. Create percussion instruments from everyday items. Bring something from home or something that you found and turn it into a real musical instrument. Learn easy choreography and perform to your own music that you create from your instruments.

Summer Discovery Series for students entering 1st-3rd grades

Monday-Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM OR 1:00-2:00 PM

Fee: $20
Register at: Vermillion Parks and Recreation

 


Saturday, August 29

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

Don't Look Back

Hailed as one of the ten best documentaries and greatest rock films of all time, this 1967 classic chronicles Bob Dylan's famed 1965 tour. Brief introduction by NMM Director, Dr. Cleveland Johnson.


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main Street, Vermillion

Saturday, 8/29, 10:00 a.m. General admission, $5.00. Admission for USD students and NMM members-with-benefits compliments of the National Music Museum. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastry at 9:30 a.m. for $5.00.


Friday, September 11

Eric Edberg

NMM Live!

Reflections on 9/11
Eric Edberg, carbon-fiber cello

Visionary post-classical performer Eric Edberg will shape his concert in remembrance of September 11th, playing Bach's D minor Suite, improvisations, the Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassado, and more on his elegant Luis and Clark carbon-fiber cello.


Two Shows in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum

Friday, 9/11, 12:05 p.m.  Free admission.

Friday, 9/11, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.


Saturday, September 26

NMM at the Movies

NMM at the Movies!

Shine

Geoffrey Rush's brilliant Oscar-winning portrayal of troubled and controversial pianist David Helfgott. Brief introduction by USD Keyboard Professor Dr. Susanne Skyrm.


One Showing Only at the Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main Street, Vermillion

Saturday, 9/26, 10:00 a.m. General admission, $5.00. Admission for USD students and NMM members-with-benefits compliments of the National Music Museum. Enjoy coffee, tea and pastry at 9:30 a.m. for $5.00.


Watch the calendar for more exciting programming yet to be announced!


The NMM's public programming is underwritten by the USD Student Association and the South Dakota Arts Council, the support for which is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Note: All events are held in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall, unless otherwise noted.

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