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Award-winning group from Scotland to perform at North Dakota Museum of Art

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The Maxwell String Quartet, an award-winning group from Scotland, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus. The quartet has built a reputation for delighting audiences with their unaffected enthusiasm, panache and conviction.
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GRAND FORKS — The Maxwell String Quartet, an award-winning group from Scotland, will be performing Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus.

The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will include works by Haydn and Beethoven as well as traditional Scottish folk music, a specialty of this young quartet.

A reception with the musicians will follow the performance. The group has toured the U.S., but this is their first visit to North Dakota.

Members of the quartet, which performs widely across Scotland, are close friends who grew up playing classical and folk music together in youth orchestras across Scotland. The group officially began in 2010 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where its founding members were postgraduate students.

The quartet won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Ninth Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. Their performance was described by Strad Magazine as “superb storytelling by four great communicators,” and by The Scottish Herald as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating.”

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Tuesday’s concert will be the Museum’s final event in the 2021-22 Myra Concerts in the Gallery classical music series.

Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students and military. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available online at www.ndmoa.com or may be reserved by calling (701) 777-4195 or emailing chambermusic@ndmoa.com .

U.S. Air Force Offutt Brass to perform Saturday

GRAND FORKS — The U.S. Air Force Offutt Brass will present a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St.

The program will feature a variety of familiar classical, jazz, patriotic and popular music selections.

Offutt Brass is a group of professional airmen-musicians who are dedicated to inspiring members of the American public, communicating the Air Force’s core values, and honoring the nation’s veterans through the power of music, according to an announcement about the event.

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The Offutt Brass, an ensemble of the USAF Heartland of America Band, is based at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. It includes trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba and percussion players. The group performs patriotic music and fanfares for military ceremonies and important civic events throughout Nebraska and other areas of the Midwest.

Crookston hosts Ox Cart Days

Ox Cart Days are in full swing this week in Crookston.

The event schedule is packed with games, parades, fireworks, a car show, pageants, tournaments, contests, bouncy houses and entertainment including a street dance, live bands and much more, organizers say.

On Friday, Aug. 19, the day’s events kick off with a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Crookston Fire Department; free will donations accepted.

Among other events that day, a golf scramble begins at 8 a.m. at the Minakwa Golf Course and air-boat rides on the river will be offered from noon to 6 p.m. The Downtown Horns will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Square Stage.

Along with many other activities Saturday, a pickleball tourney starts at 9 a.m. at Schuster Park and a Classic Cruisers Car Show opens at 10 a.m. at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center and Cobblestone Inn.

The event concludes with woodfire pizza and concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church.

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In case of rain, activities will take place in the Crookston Sports Center.

For a complete schedule, go to https://www.crookstonoxcartdays.com/schedule-of-events .

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