Symphony to present concert Sunday at Masonic Center

Program will feature international competition prize-winning solo pianist

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Arsentiy Kharitonov, prize-winning pianist, will perform Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2" during the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra concert Sunday, March 7 at the Grand Forks Masonic Center. (Submitted photo)

Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra performs in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Grand Forks Masonic Center, 423 Bruce Ave. The symphony’s conductor is Alejandro Drago, who directs the strings program in the UND Department of Music.

Physical distancing protocols will be followed.

The program features soloist Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano, a prize-winner of national and international competitions, including first prizes in the Liszt and Rachmaninoff competitions. He will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2.”

Kharitonov has performed in solo recitals and with orchestras in Russia, Europe, Asia and the U.S. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, in piano performance, from the University of North Texas, where he holds a faculty appointment.

As a composer, Kharitonov has written multiple music scores for various art films and other media in Russia and the U.S.


The program also includes Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides, opus 26”, or Fingal’s Cave, and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8 D. 759 in B minor.”

Tickets will be sold at the door, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance or bring their ticket order forms to the event. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students and military and $5 for children. Discount tickets, at $5, for music students are available by emailing .

A professional live-stream video option of this concert is available. Purchase your ticket online to receive a confirmation email with a streaming link. Or, audience members can email for a live streaming link and send their ticket order form in the mail.

For more information, visit the symphony’s website, .

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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