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February 20, 2011

Campus closed until noon on Monday, February 21

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus will be closed until noon on Monday, February 21 because of severe winter weather. All classes scheduled to start before noon are cancelled. Classes and other events scheduled to start at noon or after will go on as planned and campus will reopen at that time. The University of Minnesota, Fairview, and other university clinics will remain open.

February 4, 2011

SOM professor Alexander Fiterstein named Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine

SOM clarinet professor Alexander Fiterstein was recently named in The League of American Orchestra's Symphony magazine's 2011 annual listing of emerging artists. Symphony magazine's annual listing of emerging soloists and conductors is inspired by the breadth and sheer volume of young classical talent. The New York Times has praised Fiterstein's playing for possessing a "beautiful liquid clarity."

February 3, 2011

U of M Symphonic and University Bands presents the world premiere of composer Alex Shapiro's Immersion

The University of Minnesota's Symphonic and University Bands present the world premiere of Immersion for Symphonic Band by Alex Shapiro on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This three-movement electro-acoustic work is inspired by water and water-based life and will include multi-media visual film art created by School of Music student Jay'd Hagberg in collaboration with the composer. This event is free and open to the public. Read more.