Last weekend the Concordia College community paid a respectful homage to one of the greatest composers and organists of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach. The event, “A Family Affair: Music of the Johann Sebastian Bach Family,” was a student-led symposium coordinated by senior Andrew Steinberg with help from Jean HellnerContinue Reading

By day, professors Russ Peterson and Nat Dickey roam the corridors of Hvidsten Hall. They teach classes, help students in private lessons and conduct ensembles. By night, however, they play to a different tune as they take the stage with their band, Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. “We love to play,”Continue Reading

This article was written by Lexi Robinson, a PULSE contributor at The Concordian. North Dakota State University’s Baroque Music festival began Nov. 5th with a chamber concert and will conclude on Dec. 11 with a performance of Kuhnau’s Magnificat at 2 p.m. in the Festival Concert Hall. Shiny, polished instrumentsContinue Reading

The Concordia Orchestra left last Sunday for their tour of Minnesota, which includes performances in Marshall, Rochester, Mahtomedi, Niswa, Bemidji and Crookston.  The home concert will be Sunday at 4 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. “[Tour] is a chance for the orchestra to spend time together and perform repertoire,” said FosterContinue Reading

Last week, Libby Larsen, music composer and Grammy Award winner, visited Concordia to share her experience in creativity. Larsen spent her residency here, rehearsing her music with players and attending the performance of her pieces. The concert on Sept. 27 included Larsen’s 2005 piece “Sifting Through the Ruins.” This featuredContinue Reading

A red-haired sophomore tapped his foot and nodded his head to grasp his rhythm. At a piano connected to recording equipment in a studio high above a band room in the Hvidsten Hall of Music, he reached to a computer keyboard and pressed the space bar to begin recording. TheContinue Reading

The Concordia Symphonia and Orchestra filled Memorial Auditorium with music during the Pops and Popcorn Concert on Jan. 29. The music ensembles played familiar orchestral selections and surprised the audience with pieces of unexpected entertainment. True to its name, the concert also sold pop and popcorn for concert-attendees. The concertContinue Reading