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Premieres, Concerts and Lectures
2017 Source Song Festival Premiere: To Joy @ Sundin Music Hall
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

To Joy

Citations from the OED

A song-cycle for four singers and piano 4-hands.

Fourteen songs diverge from a single point—Joy—through texts from five centuries by nine poets, two Biblical authors, a dictionary entry, and more.

Premiere Performance. Commissioned for Source.

Performed by:

Mary Wilson, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Jacob Christopher, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Arlene Schrut & Erika Switzer, piano duet

source song logo for joyThe Source Song Festival re‐imagines the song festival by delivering fresh and innovative concerts, recitals and master classes; by empowering and inspiring a new generation of musicians, composers, performers and audience members; and through the creation of new works, the initiating of conversation, and the fostering of relationships within Minnesota’s vibrant community.

This Open Source concert kicks off five days of unique programming.

Jennifer Kinnard Plays DET @ Buetow Music Center, Concordia University
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Flutist Jennifer Kinnard plays several works by David Evan Thomas, including Give Her the River, commissioned by Thursday Musical. Also featuring Monica Murray, soprano; Mimi Tung, piano; Daryl Carlson, cello.

Hannah Stanke sings Rilke songs @ Ultan Recital Hall
Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hannah Armstrong Stanke performs David Evan Thomas’s Rilke songs, Ein Gebet and Du bist die Zukunft, on a  doctoral recital at the University of Minnesota, Tuesday April 17 at 2:30. The program also includes songs by Minnesota composers Martha Helen Schmidt, Jocelyn Hagen and Matthew Culloton.

Simple Gifts at Wayzata Community Church @ Wayzata Community Church
Jul 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Katie Moss plays DET’s Variations on Simple Gifts

Wayzata Community Church Summer Organ Concert Series

Organist Katie Moss was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and moved to Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, when she was 11. Katie played the piano though high school and started playing the organ in college at Concordia University-Wisconsin in Milwaukee and received her Master’s in Organ Performance from Indiana University. She’s been organist at Messiah Lutheran Church since November 2017.

Enjoy free 30-minute concerts by world-class organists performing on the landmark magnum opus Charles Hendrickson tracker organ in the beautiful Sanctuary of Wayzata Community Church, 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday! Refreshments are served in Founders Hall following each recital.

Songs of DET at Source Song Festival @ Westminster Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Soprano Liza Kelly, baritone Harrison Hintzsche and pianists Mary Trotter and Donald Speer perform songs by David Evan Thomas on a Music of Minnesota recital. Songs include Music Speaks and Du bist die Ruh, an English re-envisioning of Rùckert’s beloved poem. The concert is part of the sixth annual Source Song Festival, held in the beautiful new Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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