The Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert will be a virtual production due to COVID-19 restrictions as well as player and audience health considerations.
HSO Music Director Ryan Webber is hosting a compilation of previous concerts that will premiere at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27. The program will feature footage from past winners of both the HSO Youth Concerto and Composer Competitions.
The spring concert, titled “Music From the (Virtual) New World,” will be available to watch it anytime on HSO’s websiteand YouTube channel.
These concerts are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. In Little Falls, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides additional support.
2003 Brainerd High School graduate Adrienne Larsen will sign her newly released book “Twists & Twines” at The Bountiful Ewe, a knitting business she co-owns. in Fargo, North Dakota. Submitted Photo
FARGO, North Dakota — A 2003 Brainerd High School graduate will sign copies of her third knitting book from noon to 3 p.m. April 10 at a yarn store in Fargo, North Dakota.
Adrienne Larsen will sign her newly released book “Twists & Twines” at The Bountiful Ewe, a knitting business she co-owns. Larsen is the daughter of Lynda (stepfather Michael) Erickson of Brainerd and Lyndon (stepmother Sue) Larsen of International Falls.
After BHS graduation, Larsen attended North Dakota State University in Fargo, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in theater focusing on costuming. She then attended Philadelphia University where she earned her master’s degree in textile engineering.
As a 9-year-old growing up in the Brainerd lakes area, Larsen learned to knit from her Grandma Audrey as a way to fidget productively, a news release stated. Years later, after stints sewing costumes in a barn in upstate New York and an advanced degree in textile engineering from Philadelphia University, Larsen’s third book is available for purchase through Amazon at.
The book cover of Adrienne Larsen book “Twists & Twines.” Larsen is a 2003 Brainerd High School graduate. Submitted Photo
Crowd-funded by Kickstarter, the book instructs intermediate to advanced knitters on how to create 16 cable knit designs, including sweaters and hats.
Larsen’s designs were published in “Interweave Knits,” “Knitscene,” “Creative Knitting,” “I Like Knitting” and “Cast On,” and have been distributed nationally through Urban Outfitters.
Her yarn line Yarnslayer Fibers is available for purchase at The Bountiful Ewe.
Her other books include “Welts & Waves”and “Flutter & Flow.”