FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2014
Contact: Johnathan Campbell
BISMARCK — On Saturday, March 1, the public is invited to a free concert at 7 p.m. featuring John Lardinois, known locally as Fiddlin’ Johnny. John will perform along with his father, John Lardinois and additional local musicians. The concert, at the Missouri River Special Events Center (former lobby) of the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, is part of the seventh annual Arthur A. Link Fiddle Festival. Free will donations will help fund future Arthur A. Link Fiddle Festivals.
The Arthur A. Link Fiddle Festival is sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of the Former Governors' Mansion and the State Historical Society of North Dakota, as well as Bismarck Public Schools. The festival promotes string music education and appreciation in honor of the late Governor Arthur A. Link and his love of playing the violin.
John Lardinois received his Master of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Lardinois teaches violin and viola at Earlham College and IU East in Richmond, Indiana, as well as at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He also performs with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
While in Bismarck for the Arthur A. Link Fiddle Festival, Lardinois will provide two days of hands-on string education in the classroom with Bismarck Public School students, as well as spending a day working with students during the Fiddle Festival on March 1 at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site and Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck.
The Fiddle Festival is open to the public, but space will be limited. For more information about Fiddle Festival activities on March 1, visit the Former Governors’ Mansion Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/521443164637182/ or call 701.328.2666.
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