• Sybil Center (map)
  • Stanley, ND
  • USA

The University of North Dakota Student String Quartet will bring an exceptional program of music to western North Dakota by performing concerts in four communities Oct. 3-5.

The concerts will be free to attend and open to the public in the communities of New Town, Stanley, Williston and Bismarck.

The UND Student String Quartet is directed by UND Associate Professor of Music Alejandro Drago, a native of Argentina, who has performed and conducted around the world and specializes in violin, viola and orchestra performance.

During the western North Dakota performances, the string quartet will play Badlands, an original composition by Matthew Peterson, a native of Grand Forks who currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is among the world's most honored young composers. Badlands is a "soundscape" evoking the landscape of North Dakota's West. The UND group also will play a selection of eight Armenian folk dances and Quartet Number 1, Opus 18, by Ludwig van Beethoven, a standard in the classical repertoire.

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