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Premieres, Concerts and Lectures
Oct
21
Sat
David Jenkins plays Welsh Tunes @ St. Mary's Chapel, University of St. Thomas
Oct 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
David Jenkins plays Welsh Tunes @ St. Mary's Chapel, University of St. Thomas | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States

David Jenkins, organ and harpsichord

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. Mary’s Chapel
University of St. Thomas

In a faculty recital in the beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel of St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas, David Jenkins plays music of Lefébure-Wély, Bach, Handel, Messiaen, Kjell Mørk Karlsen and several of the Welsh Tunes by David Evan Thomas. Free admission.

Oct
30
Mon
Jeremy Huw Williams sings DET’s John Clare Cycle @ Ultan Hall, University of Minnesota School of Music
Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jeremy Huw Williams sings DET's John Clare Cycle @ Ultan Hall, University of Minnesota School of Music | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan Recital
October 30, 2017
6 PM
Ultan Recital Hall, University of Minnesota

Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams (Welsh National Opera) and pianist Paula Fan (University of Arizona) present a recital of French, Welsh and American music, part of Mondays @ Minnesota, a guest artist series of the University of Minnesota Vocal Arts Community. The program includes Fauré’s song cycle La bonne chanson, Welsh songs and Heard in a Violent Ward, a song cycle based on poems and letters of English pastoral poet John Clare, by David Evan Thomas.

Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in sixty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. Complete biography.

Pianist Paula Fan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents. As China was first opening its doors to the outside world, she joined members of Beijing’s Central Philharmonic Orchestra for the first concert of Western chamber music since the Cultural Revolution, and as the first ever accompanist-coach invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, organized and accompanied the first art song evening to be presented in many years.

Williams and Fan will also present classes at the UM the following morning.

The recital is a co-production of the University of Minnesota School of Music and the St. David’s Society of Minnesota. All Mondays @ Minnesota events are held on Monday evenings at 6 PM in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota, West Bank campus, and are free and open to the public.

Nov
19
Sun
Schubilske and Gothmann play Greetings and Farewell @ Zion Lutheran Church Anoka
Nov 19 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Schubilske and Gothmann play Greetings and Farewell @ Zion Lutheran Church Anoka | Anoka | Minnesota | United States

Greetings and Farewell on JOYA Series

Sunday, November 19, 2017
3 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1601 4th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303

Minnesota Orchestra violinist Catherine Schubilske and pianist Mary Jo Gothmann play David Evan Thomas’s Greetings and Farewell, a five-movement violin sonata incorporating Schubert’s song “Sei mir gegrüsst,” on the opening concert of Zion Lutheran’s Joya series. It will be the first of two performances of the work this year. The second will be Saturday, May 5 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.

Greetings was composed in 1997 for the Schubert Bicentennial. It has been revised for this performance.

Listen to “Cantilena,” from Greetings and Farewell, played by Michael Sutton and John Jensen:

Also music by Fauré and Mozart.

Dec
2
Sat
VocalEssence premieres “Carol of the Night” @ Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley
Dec 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
VocalEssence premieres "Carol of the Night" @ Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley | Apple Valley | Minnesota | United States

VocalEssence Carol Premiere

December 2, 8, 9, 10
Various locations

The Minnesota choral ensemble VocalEssence premieres David Evan Thomas’s Carol of the Night, one of two winners of the 20th annual VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Contest. Text by Minneapolis poet Jean Greenwood.

Sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence, the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest is now in its twentieth year. This season two composers were selected from a field of 77 entries from 24 states. In addition to the prize of $1,000, the pieces will be premiered by VocalEssence at the 2017 Welcome Christmas performances and recorded for national broadcast in 2018 via American Public Media.

Read about the competition here.

Dec
8
Fri
VocalEssence premieres “Carol of the Night” @ Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
VocalEssence premieres "Carol of the Night" @ Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville | Roseville | Minnesota | United States

VocalEssence Carol Premiere

December 2, 8, 9, 10
Various locations

The Minnesota choral ensemble VocalEssence premieres David Evan Thomas’s Carol of the Night, one of two winners of the 20th annual VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Contest. Text by Minneapolis poet Jean Greenwood.

Sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence, the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest is now in its twentieth year. This season two composers were selected from a field of 77 entries from 24 states. In addition to the prize of $1,000, the pieces will be premiered by VocalEssence at the 2017 Welcome Christmas performances and recorded for national broadcast in 2018 via American Public Media.

Read about the competition here.

Dec
9
Sat
VocalEssence premieres “Carol of the Night” @ Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
Dec 9 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VocalEssence premieres "Carol of the Night" @ Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

VocalEssence Carol Premiere

December 2, 8, 9, 10
Various locations

The Minnesota choral ensemble VocalEssence premieres David Evan Thomas’s Carol of the Night, one of two winners of the 20th annual VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Contest. Text by Minneapolis poet Jean Greenwood.

Sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence, the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest is now in its twentieth year. This season two composers were selected from a field of 77 entries from 24 states. In addition to the prize of $1,000, the pieces will be premiered by VocalEssence at the 2017 Welcome Christmas performances and recorded for national broadcast in 2018 via American Public Media.

Read about the competition here.

Dec
10
Sun
VocalEssence premieres “Carol of the Night” @ Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
Dec 10 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VocalEssence premieres "Carol of the Night" @ Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

VocalEssence Carol Premiere

December 2, 8, 9, 10
Various locations

The Minnesota choral ensemble VocalEssence premieres David Evan Thomas’s Carol of the Night, one of two winners of the 20th annual VocalEssence Welcome Christmas Carol Contest. Text by Minneapolis poet Jean Greenwood.

Sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence, the Welcome Christmas Carol Contest is now in its twentieth year. This season two composers were selected from a field of 77 entries from 24 states. In addition to the prize of $1,000, the pieces will be premiered by VocalEssence at the 2017 Welcome Christmas performances and recorded for national broadcast in 2018 via American Public Media.

Read about the competition here.

 

Dec
14
Thu
Courtroom Concert: “To Joy” @ Landmark Center Courtroom 317
Dec 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert features To Joy

Joy performers

Premiere of “To Joy,” Sundin Hall, August 2017.

A ramble through the world of Joy through citations from the Oxford English Dictionary, “the OED.” In the tradition of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer. There are nine poets (one anonymous), two Biblical authors, excerpts from a sermon, and a dictionary entry. Eight of the texts are secular, six sacred.

To Joy was commissioned for the 2017 Source Song Festival by Nell Slater in remembrance of M.R.S. and K.McK.S.

Performers TBA.

Come early; these concerts fill up. Coffee served. Hosted by Abbie Betinis.

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