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International Music Camp announces Festival of the Arts series

International Music Camp announced the 2017 Festival of the Arts concert series in the International Peace Garden. All events begin at 8 p.m. CST and are free and open to the public except where noted.

The Keith Price Quartet of Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be featured Friday, June 23, at the Burdick Center for the Performing Arts. The Keith Price Quartet pays tribute to jazz music of the 1960s featuring Greg Gatien on saxophone, Keith Price on guitar, John Baron on bass and Eric Platz on drums.

The International Brass Quintet will perform a recital Friday, June 30, at the Burdick Center for the Performing Arts. International Music Camp’s in-residence quintet will perform a variety of repertoire from baroque through jazz. The group consists of Scott Guidry, Bemidji State University, and Mark Nelson, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, trumpet; Arlene Shiplett, Saskatoon Symphony, French horn; Joel Pugh, University of North Dakota, trombone; and Jacob Grewe, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, tuba.

On Friday, July 7, the Old Fashioned Band Concert and ice cream social at the Masonic Auditorium will feature the International Music Camp staff and faculty band performing a broad range of works including marches, classic works for band, popular melodies and more. Ice cream is sponsored by Pride Dairy in Bottineau, N.D.

Singer and songwriter Hannah Christianson will perform Friday, July 14, at the Burdick Center for the Performing Arts. Christianson is an award-winning, Boston-based indie singer and songwriter who holds her own among artists like Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson. She recently released her latest album, “Grow the World You’re Dreaming Of,” to a sold-out show at The Burren Backroom in Somerville, Mass.

The International Music Camp Faculty Big Band will perform Friday, July 21, at the Masonic Auditorium. This 20-piece band is comprised of artist-teachers and clinicians in North America.  The band will perform music from the big-band era through the modern jazz of today.

The Festival of Arts series draws to a close with back-to-back performances by Taylor Morris on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29. Arizona native Taylor Morris said he enjoys blurring the line between violin and fiddle. After studying classical violin at Arizona State University with Katie McLin, he spent four years touring the world as one of five fiddlers with Barrage, a world-music violin troupe based out of Canada.

For more information, contact International Music Camp at (701) 838-8472 or at info@internationalmusiccamp.com

Passports are not required for visitors to the International Music Camp or International Peace Garden. In place of a passport, an official copy of a birth certificate is required (those over 16 must also have a photo ID), and visitors must return to their country of origin. Passports will be required for U.S. citizens to travel to Canada and for Canadians to enter the U.S.

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