The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra 39th season, “Romance and Rhapsody” continues on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 PM with a concert that highlights the best of youth involvement in classical music. Enjoy one of Mozart’s most beloved works in “Sublime Serenades.”
Torin Bakke, sixteen-year-old clarinet prodigy, performs with the symphony for this very special demonstration of musical talent. Bakke began playing clarinet at the age of 10, and has played with a roster of world-renowned musical groups, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, the North Suburban Symphony and the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. He has also performed with the Chicago Youth in Music Festival, at Music in the Loft’s Young Artists Concert Series, and at the Chicago Cultural Center. He has received awards and recognition from YoungArts Foundation, the Walgreens Concerto Competition, the Discover Chamber Music Competition, the Depaul Concerto Festival, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, among others.
“Torin Bakke is a name you will want to remember and a musician you will never forget after hearing him,” notes Dr. Beverly Everett, BMSO’s Music Director. “One of the nation’s leading young clarinetists, Torin made his debut last year as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We are fortunate to have him with us in Bismarck and also to feature our amazing orchestra musicians on the powerful and familiar music of Tchaikovsky!" Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Serenade for Strings frame Bakke’s performance.
Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Belle Mehus auditorium in downtown Bismarck, the pre-concert lecture with Brian Palecek starts at 7:00 in the upstairs conductor’s room. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (701) 258-8345, by visiting the BMSO office at 215 North 6th Street in Bismarck, or online at Bismarckmandansymphony.org.
For more information visit http://www.bismarckciviccenter.com/calendar/details.asp?ID=1009
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays