BCMS season opens in October

Andy Batt photo: The Fourth Wall Ensemble performs Nov. 7 as part of the Brookings Chamber Music Society season.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Chamber Music Society’s fall membership drive has kicked off and its 2021-22 season opens Oct. 14.

The BCMS works closely with the South Dakota State University School of Performing Arts to present the finest in chamber music for the enjoyment of the Brookings community. All events are held in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus.

The season begins with the Dakota String Quartet, which has held concerts and workshops throughout a five-state region. The 7:30 p.m. concert Oct. 14 features individuals who perform as string principals in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra when not performing as a string quartet.

The Fourth Wall Ensemble performs at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7. This group explores a new hybrid of the performing arts in which the expertly trained musicians also dance and act while performing. The BCMS is collaborating with Brookings Arts Council to host the group for a multiday residency in Brookings. 

Finally, the Founders Recital Hall organ will be featured in a 2:30 p.m. performance Jan. 23 by Gregory Hand, a professor of organ at the University of Iowa. Hand, who has performed previously on campus, also was the university chapel organist at Northwestern University.

Season subscriptions are available by calling the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187. An adult season subscription is $50 and includes all three concerts. A family membership is available for $100 and includes four tickets to each concert.

For more information, visit the BCMS website (https://www.sdstate.edu/music-sdsu/brookings-chamber-music-society). To receive a brochure or to make an order, call the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187.


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