Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra to Perform The Fable of Old Turtle by Linda Tutas Haugen

The Fable of Old Turtle, a work for orchestra, Native American flute, and narrator, will be performed on the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert: Keith Bear and the New World Symphony. The concert will feature Mandan-Hidatsa storyteller and flutist Keith Bear. Bear will play the Native American flute on The Fable of Old Turtle, and the work will be narrated by Linda Tutas Haugen. The concert will also include traditional Mandan and Hidatsa songs as well as excerpts from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9. The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Beverly Everett.

Concert Dates:

March 19th - 7:30 p.m.
March 20th - 2:30 p.m.

Concert Location: Mandan High School Auditorium, 905 8th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $7 for students. At the March 20th performance, students under the age of 18 can attend the concert for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be ordered by calling 701-258-8345, or by visiting

The Orchestra will also perform for 800 students from North Dakota Indian Reservations at the Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday March 18th. The Business Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes underwrote this performance.

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