Background

Background

A four-part concert series hosted in Duluth, MN

Sharing world-class chamber music since 1900

A History of Matinee Musicale

An impassioned three-minute look at why we began, what we have become and how we continue to evolve in bringing world-class performances to the Northland. Watch Now…

A special thanks to our Free Student Ticket Sponsor for the 2019-20 Season.

CONCERT ONE

Lynn Harrell
Cello

Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Oct 8, 2019

Known as the “Dean of American Cellists,” Lynn Harrell has performed both as a soloist and with orchestras around the world. The Grammy Award winner’s discography includes collaborations with eminent musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Zubin Mehta. Joined by the talented Victor Asuncion on piano, this is a performance you won’t want to miss!  Learn More >

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

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

CONCERT ONE

Lynn Harrell
Cello

Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Oct 8, 2019

Known as the “Dean of American Cellists,” Lynn Harrell has performed both as a soloist and with orchestras around the world. The Grammy Award winner’s discography includes collaborations with eminent musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Zubin Mehta. Joined by the talented Victor Asuncion on piano, this is a performance you won’t want to miss!  Learn More >

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CELLOPOSTER

Special Film Screening and Q&A Session

Matinee Musicale presents:
A Conversation With LYNN HARRELL

Burns Wellness Center Lecture Hall 249, CSS
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, October 6, 2019
Lynn Harrell will come to CSS for a Q/A and screening of the short film, Cello, in which he plays the lead role. Cello tells the story about an ageing musician coming to terms with a diagnosis of ALS. The emcee for this event will be Dirk Meyer, conductor for the DSSO.

• You may submit a question for Mr. Harrell online when you reserve your ticket.
• Tickets: Free and open to the public but must reserve a ticket for admission.

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CONCERT TWO

Drew Petersen
Piano

Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Nov 19, 2019

Praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont, 25-year old Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Asia. This is a great opportunity to see one of the nation’s most gifted and awarded young classical musicians!  Learn More >

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CONCERT THREE

Xavier Foley
Double Bass

Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Feb 11, 2020

A winner of numerous prestigious awards, Xavier Foley is a passionate artist and composer whose double bass performances incorporate cultural, national and folk music styles. Local pianist Nicholas Susi will join Foley and a quartet of MN area artists will join him to perform Schubert’s Trout Quintet.  Don’t miss this chance to see (and hear) a stage filled with talented and versatile musicians!  Learn More >

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CONCERT THREE

Xavier Foley
Double Bass

Mitchell Auditorium, 7:30 pm
Feb 11, 2020

A winner of numerous prestigious awards, Xavier Foley is a passionate artist and composer whose double bass performances incorporate cultural, national and folk music styles. Local pianist Nicholas Susi will join Foley and a quartet of MN area artists will join him to perform Schubert’s Trout Quintet.  Don’t miss this chance to see (and hear) a stage filled with talented and versatile musicians!  Learn More >

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Sponsored in part by Schmitt Music.

CONCERT FOUR

The Dallas Brass
Ensemble

Weber Music Hall, 7:30 pm
Mar 3, 2020

The Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. A performance meant for the entire family filled with classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.  Learn More >

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Program:
7 Variations on Mozart’s “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen,”  WoO 46 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Adagio und Allegro, op. 70 – Robert Schumann

Three Little Pieces,  op. 11 – Anton Webern

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 – J.S. Bach

Intermission 

Sonata in G minor, op. 19 – Sergei Rachmaninoff