College events abound all weekend long (Sept. 28, 2017)
College is back in full swing and so are a number of college-related events, both on and off campus. Sybarite5 Tonight Classically-trained string groups often get pigeon-holed simply as playing the works of the masters, but Sybarite5 is more inte...
College is back in full swing and so are a number of college-related events, both on and off campus.
Classically-trained string groups often get pigeon-holed simply as playing the works of the masters, but Sybarite5 is more interested in mixing up classic works with contemporary works. The quintet created a buzz in 2009 with a live collection of Radiohead and Led Zeppelin covers and followed that up with a full disc of Radiohead songs. The group's most recent disc is a collection of new works by contemporary composers. The quintet plays the Gaede Stage at Minnesota State University Moorhead at 7:30 tonight. Tickets range from $12 to $28, available at the door, at www.mnstate.edu/perform or by calling (218) 477-2271.
At its best, theater is timely. Concordia College's production of "Wittenberg" may be set 500 years ago, but it follows up on the campus' anniversary celebration of Martin Luther posting his "Ninety-Five Theses," thus kickstarting the Reformation. David Davalos' comedy interweaves the historic moment with the fictional tale of Hamlet and an appearance from Doctor Faustus as a prequel to all three narratives. The comic drama starts at 8 p.m., Friday, and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Tickets range from $5 to $10. (218) 299-3314.
North Dakota State University's homecoming festivities will bounce to a different beat Friday night when Soulja Boy headlines the Homecoming Bash at The Avalon Event Center, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. The rapper may be known as much for his offstage trouble (beefs with a number of artists and a propensity for being robbed) as he is for his own tunes, but "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" and "Kiss Me Through the Phone" were pretty big songs. The beats start at 8:30 p.m. with C4, Slink Proper, The Movement, Tricksta, and Yung Cuse. Tickets are $30 and $60 in advance, or $50 and $80 the day of for this 18-and-older show. https://www.etix.com .
Great events inspire great art. Richard Wagner was so pleased with the birth of his son that he composed "Siegfried Idyll" for his wife Cosima. The song was first performed on the family staircase Christmas morning, 1870, to wake her up. The piece has gone on to be Wagner's most popular non-operatic work. Concordia College music department recreates the work's premiere at 11 a.m., Saturday, on the grand stairs at the Comstock House, 506 8th St. S., Moorhead. Tickets are $10, free to Minnesota Historical Society members, Concordia students and faculty. www.mnhs.org, (218) 291-4211.
Varying Degrees Percussion Trio
As Kenyon Williams showed last week with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, percussionists do more than just keep the beat. He and his fellow men of the mallets, Tom Christianson and Lucas Bernier, swing into action Sunday as the Varying Degrees Percussion Trio. The thrilling threesome present a show for the ears and the eyes playing a wide range in music from jazz to Caribbean calypso and contemporary classical. The show opens the FMSO's Chamber Music Concert Series. Music starts at 2 p.m. at The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St., S., Fargo. Tickets range from $8 to $14. www.fmsymphony.org .