BSC concerts features music, art and poetry
Published: Apr 10 2017
As part of this week’s ArtsQuest events, Bismarck State College presents their annual Collage Concert and Spring Choral Concert.
Audiences will enjoy a seamless performance during BSC’s popular Collage Concert Tuesday, April 11, in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium.
Set for 7:30 p.m., this multidisciplinary event progresses without interruption as music mixes with visual art improvisation and student poetry readings from Figments of Imagination, BSC’s literary journal.
While music evolves from student chamber music groups, student soloists and faculty, art professors Brian Hushagen and Andrea Fagerstrom will create works of art inspired by what they hear, giving audience members an opportunity to watch an artwork develop. Special lighting by BSC Technical Theatre Director Dean Bellin will draw focus throughout the auditorium.
The following evening, Wednesday, April 12, the BSC Music program presents its choirs in concert along with the BSC Jazz Combo at 7:30 p.m. in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium.
The Chamber Singers, directed by Dawn Hagerott, performs “Lead Me Home” by Erick William Barnum as well as “Wanting Memories” and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” a great jazz piece made famous by Manhattan Transfer.
Hagerott directs the Men’s Ensemble in three selections including “Ava Maria” performed by trio members Matthew Irvine, Morgen Hagerott and Paul Nagel, “Brown Eyed Girl” with soloists Josh Upgren, Andrew Wickenheiser and Lawrence Luger, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” arranged by Wickenheiser, a BSC at DSU (Dickinson State University) senior, featuring the trio members as vocal soloists and Gabe Hagerott (alto sax), Kayla Sailer (baritone sax), Christian Cepek (trumpet), Ethan Savenko (trombone), Adam Maragos (bass guitar) and Jake Pertile (drums) as instrumentalists.
The Concert Choir and Women’s Ensembles, under the direction of Clyde Bauman, will also perform. Their selections include “Blessed are Those,” a piece arranged by Sarah Bauman, a recent graduate of the BSC at DSU collaborative program, as well as “City Called Heaven,” with feature soloist Asha Gallagher. The Concert Choir will also feature two student conductors, Adler Scheer and Paige Kihle.
The Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Men’s Ensemble are accompanied by Theresa Bickler. Michael Langer accompanies the Women’s Ensemble.
These events are presented at no charge during ArtsQuest, BSC’s month-long celebration of the arts.