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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve shifted this season to an online format.

Matinee Musicale is proud to present LET THE MUSIC PLAY, a free online concert series showcasing a lineup of three world-renowned artists and five talented up-and-coming/emerging artists. Each month, beginning in October 2020 through May 2021, we’ll premiere a performance which has been recorded specifically for Matinee Musicale. To view a specific artist, click the “PLAY” button (below) on/after their release date OR click on the YouTube logo to open our YouTube page and view all videos that have been released so far. 
To add to your concert experience opportunities in these unprecedented times, Minnesota Public Radio has provided links to past Matinee Musicale performances. Click on the their logo to view. Thank you MPR! 

Eunice Kim, violin

EMERGING ARTIST

Starting the violin at age six with her first solo debut at seven years old, this native of the San Francisco Bay area has been proclaimed “just superb” by The New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. Kim has performed at numerous music festivals and has been featured soloist with many prominent orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Please take a listen to this rising talent who is destined to reach new heights!  Learn More >

Release Date:

OCT 1

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Eunice Kim, violin

EMERGING ARTIST

Starting the violin at age six with her first solo debut at seven years old, this native of the San Francisco Bay area has been proclaimed “just superb” by The New York Times and “a born performer” by Epoch Times. Kim has performed at numerous music festivals and has been featured soloist with many prominent orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Please take a listen to this rising talent who is destined to reach new heights!  Learn More >

Release Date:

OCT 1

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Zlata Chochieva, piano

FEATURED ARTIST

Born in Moscow and now a resident of Berlin, Chochieva first came to international attention with her highly-praised recordings of works by Chopin and Rachmaninov. A distinctive voice amongst pianists, she appears regularly at prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and Russia. Over the years Zlata has acquired many international competition prizes and has been a regular invitee to leading music festivals world-wide. Enjoy this special performance by this amazing artist! (Scheduled to perform live for Matinee Musicale next season.)  Learn More >

Release Date:

NOV 1

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Jack Swanson, tenor

FEATURED ARTIST

A 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. The Opera Critic notes that Swanson possesses, “… that elusive feature that many otherwise good tenors lack, those lusciously, sweet, strong high notes.” Hear for yourself with this special performance featuring renowned pianist Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell! (Scheduled to perform live for Matinee Musicale next season.)  Learn More >

Release Date:

DEC 1

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Supported in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation  www.dsacommunityfoundation.org

Supported in part by Duluth Superior Community Foundation www.dsacommunityfoundation.org

Jack Swanson, tenor

FEATURED ARTIST

A 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. The Opera Critic notes that Swanson possesses, “… that elusive feature that many otherwise good tenors lack, those lusciously, sweet, strong high notes.” Hear for yourself with this special performance featuring renowned pianist Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell! (Scheduled to perform live for Matinee Musicale next season.)  Learn More >

Release Date:

DEC 1

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Ifetayo Ali-Landing, cello

EMERGING ARTIST

Just 17 years old, Ali-Landing began her musical studies on violin before switching to cello at age four. Currently a freshman at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, Ifetayo has studied under a host of notable teachers and coaches attending numerous summer camps and music festivals. She has been featured with prominent symphony ensembles throughout the U.S. and made numerous radio and television appearances. Check out this talented young artist and follow her rise to stardom!  Learn More >

Release Date:

JAN 1

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Sean Chen, piano

EMERGING ARTIST

Truly “one to watch,” Chen has been hailed by the Dallas Morning News as a rising star with a “million-volt smile” and a “formidable set of fingers.” Currently serving as Millsap Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, he received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Juilliard. Sean has appeared as a symphony and orchestra soloist throughout the U. S. and South America and released his first solo album in 2014. Make sure to give this rising star a listen!  Learn More >

Release Date:

FEB 1

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Sean Chen, piano

EMERGING ARTIST

Truly “one to watch,” Chen has been hailed by the Dallas Morning News as a rising star with a “million-volt smile” and a “formidable set of fingers.” Currently serving as Millsap Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, he received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Juilliard. Sean has appeared as a symphony and orchestra soloist throughout the U. S. and South America and released his first solo album in 2014. Make sure to give this rising star a listen!  Learn More >

Release Date:

FEB 1

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Supported in part by the Pachel Foundation  https://pachelfoundation.org

Accordo, ensemble

FEATURED ARTIST

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. The group has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. Listen in to this special Matinee Musicale performance featuring Rebecca Albers and Hyobi Sim, viola, Steven Copes and Erin Keefe, violin and Anthony Ross, cello. (Scheduled to perform live for Matinee Musicale next season.)  Learn More >

Release Date:

MAR 1

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Kenny Broberg, piano

EMERGING ARTIST

Having performed across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Minneapolis native Kenny Broberg continues to build a reputation as “one of the most intelligent and intense artists on the concert stage today” (Theater Jones) with fresh interpretations complemented by a natural, honest stage presence. A winner of multiple national and international competitions, Broberg has collaborated with numerous prestigious orchestras and symphonies nationwide. Hit “play” and let this emerging star make your day!  Learn More >

Release Date:

APR 1

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Supported in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation  www.dsacommunityfoundation.org

Supported in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation  www.dsacommunityfoundation.org

Kenny Broberg, piano

EMERGING ARTIST

Having performed across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Minneapolis native Kenny Broberg continues to build a reputation as “one of the most intelligent and intense artists on the concert stage today” (Theater Jones) with fresh interpretations complemented by a natural, honest stage presence. A winner of multiple national and international competitions, Broberg has collaborated with numerous prestigious orchestras and symphonies nationwide. Hit “play” and let this emerging star make your day!  Learn More >

Release Date:

FEB 1

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Supported in part by Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation  http://lloydkjohnsonfoundation.org

Invoke, ensemble

EMERGING ARTIST

This multi-instrumental band encompasses traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music, written by and for the group. They have also collaborated with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Ensō Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Enjoy this opportunity to experience this truly unique band that has been described as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer).  Learn More >

Release Date:

MAY 1

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 Eunice Kim
Violin

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Largo from Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005

Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
Suite Mestiza for Solo Violin
I. Hailli
V. Tarqueada

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Loure from Partita No. 3 BWV 1006

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 31 No. 2
I.Leicht bewegte viertel
III. Gemächliche viertel
IV. Leicht bewegte

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Andante from Sonata No. 2 BWV 1003

Theme and Variations on Amazing Grace – John Newton (1725-1807) Arr. Ning Kam (b. 1975)


Eunice Kim appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.

www.Jwentworth.com

 Eunice Kim
Violin

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Largo from Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005

Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
Suite Mestiza for Solo Violin
I. Hailli
V. Tarqueada

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Loure from Partita No. 3 BWV 1006

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Sonata for Violin Solo Op. 31 No. 2
I.Leicht bewegte viertel
III. Gemächliche viertel
IV. Leicht bewegte

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Andante from Sonata No. 2 BWV 1003

Theme and Variations on Amazing Grace – John Newton (1725-1807) Arr. Ning Kam (b. 1975)


Eunice Kim appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.

www.Jwentworth.com

 Zlata Chochieva
Piano

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Grazioli-Friedman – “Adagio”

Schubert-Liszt – Two Songs:
•“Wohin?”: from “Die schöne Müllerin”
•“Serenade”: from “Der Schwanengesang”

Liszt – Klavierstück in Fis-Dur, S. 193
Mephisto Waltz No. 2, S. 515

Rachmaninoff – Two Etudes-tableaux:
Op. 33 Nr. 2, 3

Prokofiev – Four Etudes Op. 2:
1. Allegro in D minor
2. Moderato in E minor
3. Andante semplice in C minor
4. Presto energico in C minor


Zlata Chochieva appears by arrangement with James Brown Management, England

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 Jack Swanson, Tenor
Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Piano 

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Adelaide, Op.46                                                                   Beethoven (1770-1827)

Selections from Liederkreis, Op.39, 1-6                           Schumann (1810-1856)
In der Fremde
Intermezzo
Waldesgespräch
Die Stille
Mondnacht
Schöne Fremde

Misero! O sogno o son desto                                            Mozart (1756-1791)

Homesickness, Op. 57, No. 6
Grieg (1843-1907)

Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon, FP 122, No. 2               Poulenc (1899-1963)
C
Fêtes Galantes

Tornami a dir – Don Pasquale                                          Donizetti (1797-1848)
with soprano, Katherine Henly

Lonely House – Street Scene                                            Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Danny Boy                                                                           Frederic Weatherly (1848-1929)

 Jack Swanson, Tenor
Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Piano 

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Adelaide, Op.46                                                                   Beethoven (1770-1827)

Selections from Liederkreis, Op.39, 1-6                           Schumann (1810-1856)
In der Fremde
Intermezzo
Waldesgespräch
Die Stille
Mondnacht
Schöne Fremde

Misero! O sogno o son desto                                            Mozart (1756-1791)

Homesickness, Op. 57, No. 6
Grieg (1843-1907)

Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon, FP 122, No. 2               Poulenc (1899-1963)
C
Fêtes Galantes

Tornami a dir – Don Pasquale                                          Donizetti (1797-1848)
with soprano, Katherine Henly

Lonely House – Street Scene                                            Kurt Weill (1900-1950)

Danny Boy                                                                           Frederic Weatherly (1848-1929)

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 Sean Chen
Piano

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Haydn Fantasia in C major, Hob. XVII/4, “Capriccio”

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899, Op. 90

No. 1 in C minor
No. 2 in E♭ major
No. 3 in G♭ major
No. 4 in A♭ major

Beethoven-Liszt-Chen: Symphony No. 9, op. 125
IV. Finale (Presto)


Sean Chen appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.

www.Jwentworth.com

 Sean Chen
Piano

A Special Concert for Matinee Musicale

Haydn Fantasia in C major, Hob. XVII/4, “Capriccio”

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899, Op. 90

No. 1 in C minor
No. 2 in E♭ major
No. 3 in G♭ major
No. 4 in A♭ major

Beethoven-Liszt-Chen: Symphony No. 9, op. 125
IV. Finale (Presto)


Sean Chen appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.

www.Jwentworth.com

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