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1. Recital celebrates collaboration

NORTH NEWTON – In the next concert in Bethel College’s Organ Recital Series, Karen Bauman Schlabaugh will celebrate collaboration.

Schlabaugh, professor emeritus of music at Bethel, will play a program she calls “The Organ in Ensembles,” that will include works for organ with trumpet and with clarinet, and two that call for a second musician at the organ keyboard.

The performance is Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel campus, and is free and open to the public.

Two of Schlabaugh’s collaborators are musicians known to some in the region.

Richard Tirk, trumpet, was a member of Bethel’s music faculty for several years. He will join Schlabaugh on “Toccata” by Martini, “Sonata No. 2” by Viviani and “Tenebrae” by Sampson.

Schlabaugh will play “Concertino” by Tartino and “Pastorale” by Mathews with Suzanne Tirk, formerly of the Wichita State University faculty, on clarinet. Suzanne Tirk and Schlabaugh have played together frequently over the past decade, usually with Schlabaugh on piano.

Schlabaugh retired from Bethel College at the end of the 2016-17 school year after teaching on the music faculty there since 1994.

She has a master’s degree in piano performance from Ithaca (New York) College and a doctorate in music from the University of Iowa.

2. Meet an artist

Gretchen Esping, Lindsborg, will be the next Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum, now through Nov. 19

She will be working on a “Lindsborg Portrait Project.” Her project will be creating portraits of various Lindsborg residents.

The Red Barn Studio will host a reception for Esping from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 during Lindsborg’s 2nd Friday Makers Street Artwalk. Her project coincides with a Lester Raymer portrait exhibition also taking place in the Red Barn Studio.

Esping received her bachelors degree at Bethany College and her masters degree from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in education from Kansas State University.

She has taught art at the high schools in Lindsborg, Canton and Galva. She has been a featured artist at the Sandzén Memorial Gallery and the University of Umeå in Sweden, among other places.

For more information, contact the Red Barn Studio at 785 227-2217 or email raymer@redbarnstudio.org.

3. Veteran’s Day special

On Nov. 11, the Cosmosphere invites veterans to take advantage of a special offer. As a thank-you for their service, veterans may choose to view a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater or a enjoy taking in all the history and amazing artifacts on trip through the Hall of Space Museum.

Stop at the box office to make your selection or call 620-662-2305 for more information.