A Four Performance Concert Series From The World’s Premier Young Classical Artists

Hosted In Duluth, MN

Matinee Musicale’s 117th Season

For more than a century, Matinee Musicale has faithfully promoted the culture of musical art and fostered musical improvement of its members and area students, elementary school to college. Matinee Musicale provides musical programs to conduct artistic, cultural, educational, and charitable activities. Our concert season consists of four performances of young, rising artists.

Time for Three

October 18, 2016

The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members — Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass — carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.

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The Verona Quartet

November 15, 2016

Recognized as “thoughtful, impressive musicians” (Cleveland Classical), the Verona Quartet – Jonathan Ong, violin, Dorothy Ro, violin, Abigail Rojansky, viola and Warren Hagerty, cello and in less than three years have set themselves apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music.

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Jack Swanson

February 28, 2017

Stillwater, Minnesota native Jack Swanson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young tenors in the opera world. His distinctive high lyric voice is known for singing the acrobatic arias of Rossini and the legato melodies of Donizetti.

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Eric Lu

April 18, 2017

18-year old pianist Eric Lu is rapidly building an international reputation as a young pianist with enormous promise, and a distinctive musical voice.

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Our Sponsors

Matinee Musicale would like to thank the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) for Operating Support and a Project Grant for Time for Three and Jack Swanson.

These activities are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.


Matinee Musicale would like to thank the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation for their support for the Verona Quartet. This activity is sponsored in part by funds received from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.



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