Concerts, Events and Outreach Activities

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Concerts, Events and Outreach Activities 2019-02-12T11:56:40+00:00

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Jazz in January –

The last session will be 2/12/2019. You can still register for this session! Call to register 327-5781.

Jazz in January with the Arrowhead Region’s most sought after collaborative artist and educator, Jazz, and Jazz Manouche guitarist Sam Miltich. This Jazz Workshop for Adult String Musicians will develop jazz and improvisation technique for the violin, viola, cello, bass or guitar musician ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. No previous jazz experience required. Choose to attend any of the five workshops which will take place in the Reif Performing Arts Center, Ensemble Room from 6:30 to 8:00pm on January 8th, 15th,22nd,  and February 5th & 12th.   Workshops are $32 for one session.

Itasca Symphony Orchestra Concert Season 2018/2019

February 16, 2019           Latin theme with trumpet soloist Earl Salemink

Program Notes

We’ll warm up one February night with hot Latin music.  The featured soloist for this concert is talented trumpeter Mr. Earl Salemink. Salemink will perform the solo in Johnny Cowell’s Virgin de la Macarena. The ISO trumpet section and Salemink will also be featured in Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday. The orchestra will also perform Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango, Arturo Marquez’s Danzón  Number 2, Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Cappriccio Espangnole.

Earl Salemink has served as the principal trumpet for the DSSO since 1989 and has performed solos throughout the Midwest over the span of his career.  Salemink teaches trumpet at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.


May 11, 2019                      Featuring the New Standards

The Twin Cities based Big Band Trio will be bringing their eclectic mix of music to perform with the Itasca Orchestra. Some of the musical selections include songs performed by Prince, Elvis Costello and the Clash. They are creating a worldwide following as they reinvent music performed by pop, funk and jazz musicians. Their exceptional musicianship and engaging performance will make this a show you won’t want to miss.

Seating is reserved for this concert to buy early for the best seats.


This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Thank you to our concert sponsor Loggy Dome      




Watch this clip of their fantastic concert with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Where: Reif Center, Wilcox Theater
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
720 Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids MN 55744

When:  All concerts are at 7:30 pm


Concert prices are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors or $5 for students

Tickets are available online through the Reif box office or at the door.




Strings Program Student Concerts 2018/2019 Season


December 13, 2018

Davies Theater, Itasca Community College

6:00 pm

*Please note – This concert is not held at the Reif Center!


Monday, March 25, 2019

Ensemble Concert with The Artaria Quartet

Grand Rapids Library Community Room

6:00 pm

The Artaria Quartet will perform with Itasca Strings Students March 25th in the Grand Rapids Library Community Room at 6:00 pm. This concert will be the culmination of a State Arts Board funded residency. The Artaria Quartet has provided coaching to Itasca String students on performing chamber music in a small ensembles. Itasca Strings Students will perform in trios and quartets the first half of the concert and the Artaria String Quartet will perform the second half of the concert.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wilcox Theater, Reif Performing Arts Center

6:00 pm




All rehearsal times and concert dates are also listed on our Calendar.