A four part concert series hosted in Duluth, MN

Sharing world-class chamber music since 1900

Emanuel Ax, piano

Mitchell Auditorium
7:30 pm, September 25, 2018

Supported by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

Special Event

Matinee Musicale and UMD Department of Music presents: A Conversation With Emanuel Ax

Questions: To be submitted prior to the beginning of the session.
Tickets: Free and open to the public but must reserve a ticket for admission.

Weber Music Hall
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, September 24, 2018




A  seven-time  Grammy Award winner and  Sony Classical exclusive recording artist since  1987, Ax ’s recent releases include Mendelssohn Trio with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzak  Perlman,  Strauss’  Enoch Arden narrated by  Patrick  Stewart, and discs of two-piano music by Brahms and Rachmaninoff with Yefim  Bronfman.

This concert is funded in part by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Matinee Musicale is very grateful for funding support from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation for our inaugural Legacy Concert.

Harlem Quartet

Mitchell Auditorium
7:30 pm, November 13, 2018

Supported by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the College of St. Scholastica: Department of Music, Library and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



Praised for its “panache” by The New York Timesand hailed for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, The Harlem Quartet has thrilled audiences around the world since 2006. Advancing diversity with a varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers, this quartet of seasoned solo artists is certain to delight!

The Harlem Quartet concert and outreach activities are funded in part by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the College of St. Scholastica: Department of Music, Library and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Charles Yang, violin & Peter Dugan, piano

Weber Music Hall
7:30 pm, March 5, 2019


The Texas Observer describes Charles Yang as “… a pioneer who can hop between classical and popular music and bring fresh ideas to fans of both genres.” The Los Angeles Times calls fellow crossover artist Peter Dugan a “stunning solo pianist.” Make sure to join us for this exhilarating collaboration that has been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.”

Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio and Erin Aldridge, violin

Mitchell Auditorium
7:30 pm, April 16, 2019

Bound by their Israeli roots,  pianist  Alon  Goldstein,  cellist  Amit  Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the  Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005.  Today, the ensemble’s performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music.  Joined by the DSSO’s Concertmaster and violinist extraordinaire,  Erin  Aldridge,  this is definitely a not-to-be-missed performance!


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Brahms – The Rhapsodies, Op. 79
G. Benjamin – Piano Figures
Schumann – Fantasiestücke, Op.12
Ravel – Valses nobles et sentimentales
Chopin – Nocturne in B Major, Op.62, No.1
Chopin – Mazurkas, Op.50
Chopin – Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op.22

Claude Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Gabriela Lena Frank “Milagros”
Franz Schubert String Quartet in A Minor “Rosamunde,” D. 804