Concert Series

About the Bemidji Concert Series

Bemidji State’s Department of Music began the Bemidji Concert Series in 2001 to reinforce Bemidji’s reputation as a cultural center in northern Minnesota and to provide the Bemidji region with local access to world-class musical performances. The Bemidji Concert Series’ 18th season begins in September and includes four concerts:


Oct. 11 —5 p.m. — First Lutheran Church Bemidji — Bach Society of Minnesota

Founded in 1932, the Bach Society of Minnesota (BSM) is a nonprofit organization that was the one of the first to take the legacy of composer Johann Sebastian Bach as an exclusive starting point for world-class performances. BSM hopes to build a diverse community of music lovers who perform and appreciate the music of J.S. Bach and those he inspired.

Oct. 23 — 3D Jazz Trio

Fiercely swinging on purpose, with purpose this powerhouse trio plays original, traditional and contemporary standards from all genres of music. Their unique style and innovative arrangements are always super-charged by their boundless musical joy.

Mar. 2 — Altius Quartet

Currently based in Boulder, Colorado, the Altius Quartet is determined to further the art of chamber music through performance, education, and outreach. Altius strives to communicate art to a diverse audience through community engagement and innovative repertoire. They maintain an active performance schedule, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Cincinnati, the Aspen Music Festival and more.

April 2 — Minnesota Opera Resident Artists

One of North America’s premier training programs, the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. Resident artists gain valuable experience through productions and community performances, while refining their skills off stage and mentoring with master teachers and staff. Resident artists are singers, coaches, administrators and directors who have completed their post-graduate education.


MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.