State orchestra festival begins today at North

Over 200 of the area’s high school orchestra students are gathering at Fargo North today and Saturday for the annual state orchestra festival.  The annual event, which has been around the state for more than three decades, is a learning and performance opportunity for all string students.  It concludes with a public concert on Saturday afternoon in the high school theater.

Students from Fargo, West Fargo, Jamestown, Bismarck, Thief River Falls, Devils Lake, and Minot will take part in this weekend’s festival.  Guest conductors are David Kozamchak, orchestra director at Northwest College, Roseville, MN; Christina Chen-Beyers,  Co-conductor of the University of Minnesota campus orchestra;  and, John Larson, orchestra director at Moorhead High School.

Saturday’s 2:00 p.m. concert event is free and open to the public.

This activity supports the Arts goal in the District’s Strategic PlanStudents will experience the visual and performing arts through appreciation, creation, or performance.

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