Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a number of free concerts featuring faculty, students and guests artists from May 7 through May 10.
On Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 pm the Lawrence University Pep Band as well as Sigma Alpha Iota will perform. The Pride of the Vikings since its founding in 2005, the Pep Band is a volunteer music group with a wide variety of talents and musical interests. A wide repertoire of fan favorites and classics alike will be played at Björklunden. The women of the Xi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota will be performing a musicale on various instruments including the viola, piano, voice, and flute. Pieces are by both renowned and lesser known composers.
Then, on May 9 at 4 pm, special guest artist, Nancy Zeltsman, an internationally recognized marimbist, will perform. Her repertoire features recent compositions for marimba alongside her own adaptations of music of other styles/periods. Her unique musical taste and warm sound, combined with the intriguing visual aspects of marimba performance and the instrument itself, have delighted audiences across the U.S., in Europe, Japan and Mexico. For more information visit http://www.nancyzeltsman.com.
Rounding out the weekend of performances on Sunday, May 10 at 1:30 pm, Steven Jordheim, professor of saxophone at the Lawrence Conservatory, and alumni of his saxophone studio will perform works for saxophone quartet and saxophone duo. The program will include works composed in classical and contemporary styles. Additionally, a number of Janet Anthony’s string chamber music groups will be performing masterpieces of the chamber music literature.
These performances will be held in the serene surroundings of Björklunden’s Vail Hall. Entrance to the Björklunden lodge is located on Highway 57, south of Baileys Harbor, across from Anschutz Plumbing.