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Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings Concert Tickets Now On Sale

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The Gunflint Trail Historical Society


“The Gunflint Woods, Winds & Strings” Benefit Concert

An August Afternoon of Chamber Music to Benefit

GTHS & Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society (GTHS) announces its first chamber music concert by and for residents and guests of the Gunflint Trail to benefit the work of the Society. “The Gunflint Woods, Winds & Strings” will take place at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Fire Hall #1 on Poplar Lake (1 mile east of Trail Center). A “Meet the Artists” social hour in the new A. Paul and Carol Schaap Mid-Trail Community Center will follow the concert.

“Classical chamber music in a Northwoods setting is an exciting combination,” notes GTHS Events Chairperson Sally Valentini. “Several of our members have recruited some very talented Trail residents and guests to entertain us on a summer Saturday afternoon. We are grateful for the community’s support of the GTHS.”

Concert organizing committee members include Judy Edlund, Susan Scherer, Craig Kirchhoff, Sharlene Le Tourneau, Jan Wright, Carol Byers, Paul Dykstra and Vi Nelson. Additional committee volunteers are welcome.

Among the scheduled performers are Bill Beckstrand (piano), Philis Anderson
(oboe), Paul Dykstra (piano), Paul Jacobson (baroque flute), Judy Ranheim
(flute), Barb LaVigne (flute), Erika Ternes (soprano), Laura Popkes, (soprano). Craig Kirchhoff will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Music by Grieg, Bach, Chopin, Britten, Hoover, Rossini, and Beckstrand will be performed.

Tickets are $20 each, including the reception, and are very limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (28 Moose Pond Drive, Grand Marais, MN 55604), by phone (218-388-9915) and online at

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