A preview of The Ann Nicole Nelson Hall was held for supporters on Monday,
January 6, 2003. The first symphony performance occurred on Saturday,
February 2, 2003. Formerly George McFarland Auditorium, the concert hall
in Old Main at Minot State University unveiled a new look along with the new
name. Velvet and wood seats, an orchestra pit, state-of-the-art lighting
system and gold decorative molding are just a few of the renovations. All
fine-tuning will be done by June 2003. During a speech at the preview by
Gary Nelson, he gave the university a replica of the iron
cross given to him and Jenette at Ground Zero.
Gary also gave a speech at the formal opening of the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall
at the Minot Symphony's Homecoming Concert on Feb 1,
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