Johnson staff member will visit Wakonda, Vermillion March 26

Johnson staff member will visit Wakonda, Vermillion March 26 Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) has announced that Erik Nelson of his Sioux Falls office will hold a constituent outreach day in Wakonda on Friday, March 26.�

Nelson will hold office hours from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Wakonda Community Caf� in Wakonda. Additionally, Nelson will be attending the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company meeting and banquet at the Eagles Lodge in Vermillion.�

"Many South Dakotans are unable to travel to my offices in Rapid City, Aberdeen or Sioux Falls. Outreach days help me remain in touch with the concerns of South Dakotans," Johnson said. "I am eager to hear about the concerns and questions facing South Dakota's veterans.�South Dakotans are my number one priority, and I want to make sure that everyone � regardless of where they live � has an opportunity to meet personally with my staff."

� Johnson said that South Dakotans should also feel free to call, write or visit his service offices in Rapid City, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls or Washington, DC to share their concerns.�South Dakotans may also call Johnson's office toll-free by dialing 1-800-537-0025 or e-mail him at

HEAD:USD professor recital will feature Beethoven

Susanne Skyrm, professor of music at The University of South Dakota, will present a faculty piano recital at 8 p.m. on March 18 in Colton Recital Hall at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the Vermillion campus. There is no charge to attend the recital and the public is cordially invited.

The program features the three sonatas of Opus 10 by Ludwig van Beethoven. These are early works in Beethoven's output of 32 piano sonatas. The three works are in contrasting keys and moods, representing the passionate, the humorous and the virtuosic sides of the composer.

Besides the recital at USD, Skyrm will be presenting this program at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and at Central College in Pella, IA. The recital in Pella is part of a cycle of recitals in which all 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven will be performed.

The recitals are being given by guest artists and faculty members at Central College and at Drake University in Des Moines in conjunction with the International Beethoven Festival taking place in both locations during the 2003-04 academic year.

An active recitalist on both modern and early pianos, Dr. Skyrm has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

She plays fortepiano with The Dakota Baroque and Classic Company, a touring group which performs on replicas of period instruments from the collections at The National Music Museum in Vermillion.

She teaches piano, class piano and piano literature at the University of South Dakota.

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