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Feb
16
Thu
2023
Linden Hill Chamber Orchestra Plays Pavilions @ Church of St Albert the Great
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Linden Hill Chamber Orchestra Plays Pavilions @ Church of St Albert the Great

Linden Hill Chamber Orchestra Plays Pavilions

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM
St Albert the Great Church
2836 33rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yuri Ivan revisits David Evan Thomas’s Pavilions, a piece commissioned by the Orchestra in 2007: Pavilions, a celebration of Lake Harriet and the bandstands that have graced its shoreline.

Church web site

Feb
18
Sat
2023
Chorus Polaris Premieres “Song of Nature” @ First Lutheran Church - Columbia Heights
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chorus Polaris Presents “Light Dawns Again”

including the Premiere of

Song of Nature

Chorus Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis

Saturday, February 18 at 3 PM
First Lutheran Church – Columbia Heights
555 40th Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55421
Saturday,
February 18 at 3 PM

Choral Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis, premieres David Evan Thomas’s cantata Song of Nature. Scored for SATB chorus and 6 instruments, Song of Nature is a cantata by David Evan Thomas based on a foundational text of transcendentalism by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the “Song of Nature.” Also on the program, John Rutter’s Requiem, scored for the same ensemble and In Ecclesiis by Giovanni Gabrieli.

Song of Nature script

 

Feb
19
Sun
2023
Lux Trio in Waverly @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LUX Trio Plays Trio innocente in Waverly

Danielle Ricci Choreographs

Sunday, February 19 at 2 PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School
301 First Street NW, Waverly, Iowa
Free admission

dancer extendingThe LUX Trio plays David Evan Thomas’s Trio innocente in a program on the Waverly Chamber Music Series in Waverly, Iowa.

Choreographer Danielle Ricci is preparing dance for the work.

 

Chorus Polaris Premieres “Song of Nature” @ Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Edina.
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chorus Polaris Presents “Light Dawns Again”

including the Premiere of

Song of Nature

Chorus Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis

Sunday, February 19 at 3 PM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S Minneapolis MN 55410

Choral Polaris, conducted by Bill Mathis, premieres David Evan Thomas’s cantata Song of Nature. Scored for SATB chorus and 6 instruments, Song of Nature is a cantata by David Evan Thomas based on a foundational text of transcendentalism by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the “Song of Nature.” Also on the program, John Rutter’s Requiem, scored for the same ensemble and In Ecclesiis by Giovanni Gabrieli.

Song of Nature script

 

Feb
23
Thu
2023
Osowski-Rafn at Landmark @ Landmark Center Cortile
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Osowski and Rafn premiere Chekhov song at Landmark Center

Thursday, February 23 @ 12 Noon
Landmark Center
Downtown St. Paul

Msmiling osowskiezzo-soprano Clara Osowski and pianist Casey Rafn premiere David Evan Thomas’s song “We Will” at St. Paul’s Landmark Center on Thursday, February 23 at noon. The work, “We Will,” was composed in October 2022 and is dedicated to Clara Osowski. “We Will” is a setting of Sonya’s final monologue from Chekhov’s play, Uncle Vanya. Osowski and Rafn will also perform songs by Jonathan Posthuma and Daniel Nass on texts by Louis Jenkins. Also on the program, Steve Staruch, tenor and David Cherwien, piano, performing works by Eberhart, Donaldson and Daniel Nass.

This Courtroom Concert hosted by Abbie Betinis will be held in the Cortile of Landmark Center, 75 West 5th St., downtown Saint Paul, Minn. Admission is free.

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski is one of Minnesota’s musical treasures, recognized with the coveted McKnight Artist Fellowship and Co-Artistic Director of Source Song Festival, a week-long art song festival in Minneapolis which strives to create and perform new art song and cultivate an educational environment for students of song.

With pianist Tyler Wottrich, Osowski became the first-ever American prize winner when she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany in 2017. Later that year, the duo reached the final round in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition in London. Osowski was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder. She recently won the Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award. Osowski has collaborated with pianist Wu Han, The Lydian String Quartet, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, Accordo, and Dark Horse Consort. Her passion for contemporary music is evident in the song-cycles and chamber music she has premiered or commissioned by numerous composers including Libby Larsen, Linda Kachelmeier, Reinaldo Moya, Carol Barnett, and Juliana Hall.

Recent performance highlights include her debut with Minnesota Opera as Mrs. Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring, and a solo appearance in The Schubert Club International Artist Series Recital with Eric Owens. She is also a member of Lumina Women’s Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, and Seraphic Fire.

Minneapolis-based pianist Casey Rafn enjoys a varied career both in the US and abroad. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed at venues in Latin America, Canada, New York City, and across the US. He is a member of the saxophone-piano trio {Trés}, which is currently nominated for a Grammy for their work with jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, and can often be found as a chamber musician with members of that orchestra, as well as members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and also faculty from the University of Minnesota. Apart from his collaborative work, he enjoys solo playing, having taken top prizes at the International Liszt-Garrison Competition in Baltimore, as well as appearing as a soloist with Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra. He has held positions at the University of Minnesota School of Music, SPCPA, and Lundstrum Performing Arts in North Minneapolis.

 

Mar
9
Thu
2023
Lux Trio in Winona @ Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LUX Trio Plays Trio innocente in Winona

Danielle Ricci Choreographs

Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, Minnesota 55987
507-474-6626

dancer extending

Danielle Ricci

The LUX Trio plays David Evan Thomas’s Trio innocente in a program on the Water Music Chamber Music Series at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.

Choreographer Danielle Ricci is preparing dance for the work.