Holiday Piano Duets

Bellman Brown Bag Series


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The annual Holiday Spearfish Piano Duets takes place in the opera house theater on Wednesday, December 8 from noon until 1 p.m. It’s always wise to get here early for a good seat. The balcony will be opened only until all the main floor seats are full. This event is free and open to the public

“Holiday Favorites” is the title of the 2021 December concert of the Spearfish Piano Duet Club. The club has performed as part of the popular Bellman Brown Bag series since 2004. Performers include Sandra Asheim, Pamela Baum, Laurie Behrens, Sue Cole, Donna Dettman, Kathy Ewing, Ramona Hauk, Ardyth Helmer, Rita Hicks, Constance Hubbard, Laura Kolb, Janeen Larsen, Colleen McKirdy, Emma McKirdy-Wilsey, Lori Miller, Angela O’Shea, Stacey Potter, and Marilee Woodard.

The Spearfish Duet Club began in 2003, under the leadership of Synva Chrysler and Marianne Bieber, as a way for intermediate and advanced pianists to maintain their piano skills and at the same time have fun and enjoy each others’ musical talents. Members of the community and BHSU music students are involved in the performance and rehearsal activities, organized by Dr. Janeen Larsen.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR MASKING POLICY: Our mask policy is based on the community spread within Lawrence Country. If community spread is high, a mask requirement will be in effect. However, if community spread is low, moderate, or substantial, our masking policy will be optional. We will continue to monitor the South Dakota COVID-19 Dashboard managed by the Department of Health and update our mask policy for this specific event closer to the date. Thank you for your understanding. The SD COVID-19 Dashboard can be viewed HERE.

About the Bellman Brown Bag Series

The Bellman Brown Bag series is a humanities program designed to explore ideas, history, literature, art and culture. The Brown Bag program was developed by Dr. Stewart Bellman in the 1990’s. Recognizing the Matthews Opera House as an ideal venue for the exploration of humanities topics, he engaged a line-up of speakers to present programs on a range of humanities topics each month.

Dr. Bellman was a professor of English at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. His teaching career spanned thirty years. Bellman retired from BHSU and passed away in November 2002.

Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month, noon to 1pm. Designed to begin and end within the lunch hour, patrons are invited to bring their lunch, if desired, or simply enjoy an hour of learning and entertainment.  This is an opportunity to gain insight into themes that touch our daily lives.

Coffee for the Bellman Brown Bag Series is generously provided by Common Grounds in Spearfish, SD.




Date and Time:


Wednesday, December 8, 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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