Please join us as the December Bellman Brown Bag Series rings in the holidays with Spearfish Piano Duet Club’s “Music for the Season.” This special holiday concert will take place in the Matthews theater on Wednesday, December 14 from noon until 1 p.m.
This highly popular event packs the house, so it’s wise to arrive early for a good seat. The balcony will be opened only after all the main floor seats are full. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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.