Past Seasons

Season 2016 – 2017

Time for Three

Jack Swanson

Verona Quartet

Eric Lu

Season 2015 – 2016

Sean Chen

The Doty’s

The Tempest Trio

Artymiw-Keefe-Smith Trio w/Vanska

Season 2014-2015

Midic Winds

Zodiac Trio

Brasil Guitar Duo

Sybarite5

Season 2013-2014

Sasha Cooke

Linden String Quartet

Morgenstern Trio

Alexander Korsantia

Season 2012-2013

Lise de la Salle

Osmo Vänskä, Susan Billmeyer, Thomas Turner

Brasil Guitar Duo

Season 2011-2012

Parker Quartet

Imani Winds

Arnaud Sussmann

Christopher Taylor

Season 2010-2011

Osmo Vänskä and Friends

Sasha Cooke

Adam Golka

The Copper Street Brass Quintet

About Time for Three

Tuesday – October 18, 2016, 7:30pm

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Musicians:Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin, and Ranaan Meyer, double bass.

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Jack Swanson

Tuesday – February 28, 2017, 7:30pm

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Jack Swanson, Tenor

Program:

Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets – Pace non trovo, Benedetto sia ‘l giorno, I vidi in terra
Pause
Schubert – Standchen
Mozart – An Chloe
Strauss – Morgen
Beethoven – Adelaide
Pause
Francesco Paolo Tosti – L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra, Ideale
Salvatore Cardillo – Core ‘ngrato

Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota – Duluth
1151 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812

About The Verona Quartet

Tuesday – November 15, 2016, 7:30pm

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Jonathan Ong, violin, Dorothy Ro, violin, Abigail Rojansky, viola, and Warren Hagerty, cello

Program:

Unbroken: Music by Composers Living under Oppression
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1, Metamorphoses Nocturnes
Bartok String Quartet No. 5

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55812

About Eric Lu

Tuesday – April 18, 2017, 7:30pm

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Eric Lu, piano

Program:
Mozart – Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Chopin – Ballade No. 4 in f minor, op. 52
Prokofiev – Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Intermission
Chopin – 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Sean Chen

Tuesday – October 6, 2015, 7:30pm

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Sean Chen, Piano

Medtner – Four Forgotten Melodies

Chopin & Debussy – Etudes
Ravel – Sonatine
Rachmaninov – Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1913)

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About The Doty’s

Tuesday – February 23, 2016, 7:30pm

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Musicians: Karl Doty, Liesl Doty
Instruments: Double Bass, Violin

Program:
Giovanni Bottesini – Grand Duo Concertante with Jeanne Doty, piano
Edgar Meyer – Concert Duo for Violin and Bass Movements: 2 . 4 . 3
Astor Piazzolla – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with Jeanne Doty, piano
Wideopen – Karl Doty
Fiddle tunes announced from the stage – Traditional

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About The Tempest Trio

Tuesday – November 10, 2015, 7:30pm

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The Tempest Trio

Musicians: Alon Goldstein, Ilya Kaler, ​Amit Peled
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello

Program:

Leonard Bernstein – Piano Trio (1937)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio no. 5 in D major, Op. 70
Antonin Dvorak – Trio no. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” (1891)

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Artymiw-Keefe-Smith Trio w/Vanska

Tuesday – March 29, 2016, 7:30p.m

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Musicians: Lydia Artymiw, Erin Keefe, Wilhelmina Smith, Osmo Vänskä
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello and Clarinet

Program:
Beethoven – Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 11
Milhaud – Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b
Aho – “Eros” for Violin and Clarinet (written for Erin and Osmo)
Brahms – Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Midic Winds

Tuesday – October 14, 2014, 7:30pm

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Johanna Gruskin, flute
June Kim, oboe
Rebecca Tobin, clarinet
Quinn Delaney, bassoon
Russell Rybicki, horn

Program:
Anton Reicha – Wind Quintet, Op. 88 No. 2
Elliott Carter – Woodwind Quintet
Alfredo Casella – Barcarola et Scherzo, op. 4
John Harbison – Quintet for Winds
Endre Szervanszky – Wind Quintet No. 1

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Zodiac Trio

Tuesday – March 24, 2015, 7:30pm

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Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet
Vanessa Mollard, violin
Riko Higuma, piano

Program:
Schoenfield – Fraylack
Menotti – Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Piazzolla/Higuma – Muerte del Angel
List – Klezmer Fantazye
Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano
Bartók – Contrasts Sz. 111, BB 116

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Brasil Guitar Duo

Tuesday – November 18, 2014, 7:30pm

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João Luiz, guitar
Douglas Lora, guitar

Program:
Jean Philip Rameau – Pieces de Clavecin
David Leisner – Ghosting
Leo Brouwer – Sonata de Los Viajeros (U.S. premiere in Fall 2014)
Leo Brouwer – Triptico
Egberto Gismonti – Selected Pieces

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Sybarite5

Tuesday – April 28, 2015, 7:30p.m

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Sami Merdinian, violin
Sarah Whitney, violin
Angela Pickett, viola
Laura Metcalf, cello
Louis Levitt, bass

Program:
Szewzyk The Rebel
Visconti Black Bend
Conley Yann’s Flight
Radiohead Weird Fishes; No Surprises
Piazzola 2 tangos: Milonga del Angel; la Muerte del Angel
Mozart mvt 2 from Divertimento in Bb
Komitas 2 Armenian folk songs
Brubeck Blue Rondo a la Turk
Meyer Getting home, I must be
Haidouks Turceasca

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Sasha Cooke

Tuesday – October 22, 2013, 7:30p.m

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Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Pei Yao Wang, piano

Program:
Mörike-Leider Wolf
Poulenc 5 Poems of Max Jacob
Ravel Shéhérazade
Mendelssohn Der Mond
Frage: Ist es wahr?, And’res Laienlied
Crumb 3 Early Songs, Night, Let it be Forgotten, Wind Elegy
Copland Old American Songs, Simple Gifts, Little Horses, At the River

Weber Music Hall, University of MN Duluth
1151 University Drive

About Linden String Quartet

Tuesday – March 4, 2014, 7:30p.m

Sarah McElravy, violin
Catherine Cosbey, violin
Eric Wong, viola
Felix Umansky, cello

Program:
Haydn String Quartet, Op. 76, No.5 in D Major
Bolcom Three Rags for String Quartet
Corigliano Snapshot: Circa 1909, A Black November Turkey
Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op. 13

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Morgenstern Trio

Tuesday – November 12, 2013, 7:30p.m

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Catherine Klipfel, piano
Stefan Hempel, violin
Emanuel Wehse, violoncello

Program:
Ravel Trio a-moll
Haydn Piano Trio Hob. XV:26 in F-sharp Minor
Boulanger “D’un matin de printemps”
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Alexander Korsantia

Tuesday – April 8, 2014, 7:30p.m

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Alexander Korsantia, piano

Program:
Beethoven 15 Variations and Fugue on a Theme from Prometheus
Op. 35, Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 7
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Lise de la Salle

Tuesday – October 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m

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Lise de la Salle, piano

Program:
Robert Schumann Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Robert Schumann Fantasy in C major, Op.17
Frederic Chopin Preludes, Op. 28

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Osmo Vänskä, Susan Billmeyer, Thomas Turner

Tuesday – March 5, 2013, 7:30pm

Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Susan Billmeyer, piano
Thomas Turner, viola

Program:

Elliott Carter. Elegy for Viola and Piano
Mozart. Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Voila and Piano, K. 498 W. A.
Robert Schumann. Fairy Tales for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Opus 132
Kalevi Aho. Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Calmus

Tuesday – November 13, 2012, 7:30p.m

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Anja Lipfert, soprano
Sebastian Krause, countertenor
Tobias Pöche, tenor
Ludwig Böhme, baritone
Joe Roesler, bass

Program:
Bach Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen (BWV 452) Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV 28) Alles, was Odem hat, lobe den Herrn (BWV 225).Purcell Remember not, Lord, our offences Lord, how long wilt thou be angry. Flecha the Elder La bomba A Spanish Ensalada. Stanford Shall We Go Dance The Blue Bird. Gardens Traditional (arr. Ludwig Böhme). Finnegan’s Wake Traditional (arr. Sebastian Krause). Banter Abendharmonie (2010) Three Jazz Ballads, poems by Baudelaire (Commissioned by Calmus). Sting (arr. Fredo Jung) Fragile. Mercury (arr. Mia Makaroff) Love of my life. Kreisler (arr. Sebastian Krause) Good Old Ed. Jackson (arr. Ludwig Böhme) Remember the time. McFerrin (arr. Böhme) Don’t worry, be happy

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Brasil Guitar Duo

Tuesday – April 9, 2013, 7:30p.m

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João Luiz, guitar
Douglas Lora, guitar

Program:
Rameau (arr. Luiz) Pieces for Clavecin
Castelnuovo-Tedesco 2 Preludes and Fugues
Lora Songs for the Inner Unfolding
Gismonti (arr. Luiz) Aneis
Lobo/Luiz Casa Forte/Zanzibar
Luiz Djavan’s Portrait
Gismonti (arr. Luiz) Fala da Paixao/Forrobodo
Pereira Bate Coxa

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Parker Quartet

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:30pm

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Daniel Chong, violin
Karen Kim, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello

Program:
Debussy String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10
Janacek String Quartet No. 2, ‘Intimate Letters’
Brahms String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 51

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 E 4th Street

About Imani Winds

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m

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Valerie Coleman, flute – composer
Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
Mariam Adams, clarinet
Jeff Scott, French horn – composer
Monica Ellis, bassoon

Program:
Bozza Scerzo
Duforf Variations on an Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Drume Negrita)
Resanovic Drones and Nanorhythms
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
Harbison Quintet for Winds
Shaheen (arr. J Scott) Dance Mediterranean

Pilgrim Congregational Church – 2310 E 4th Street

About Arnaud Sussmann

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 7:30p.m

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Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Program:
Debussy Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Franck Sonata in A Major, FWV 8
Prokofiev Five Melodies, Op. 35
Strauss Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 18

Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About Christopher Taylor

Tuesday March 27, 2012, 7:30p.m.

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Christopher Taylor, piano

Program: 
JS Bach Four Duets
Brahms 8 Pieces, Op76
Rzewski Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Schubert Sonata in B flat Major

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Osmo Vänskä and Friends 

September 21, 2010, 7:30pm

Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Sarah Kwak, violin
Gina DiBello, violin
Thomas Turner, viola
Anthony Ross, cello

Program:
Mozart Divertimento in F major, K 138 for String Quartet
Schulhoff Duo for Violin and Cello Sarah Kwak and Anthony Ross
Aho Quintet for clarinet and String Quartet (1998)

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street

About Sasha Cooke

March 8, 2011 7:30pm

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Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Craig Terry, piano

Program:
Schubert Im Frühling, D. 882
R Schumann Frauenliebe und-Leben
Britten A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Bei der Weige, Op. 47, No. 6
Jones A Child is Born
Rich American Lullaby
de Falla Nana, from Siete canciones populares españolas, No. 5
Montsalvatge Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito from Cinquo canciones negras, No. 4

Weber Music Hall
University of MN, Duluth

About Adam Golka

October 12, 2010, 7:30pm

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Adam Golka, piano

Program:
Mozart Sonata in F Major, K 332
Chopin Twelve Etudes, Op. 10
Danielpour Piano Fantasy (“Wenn Ich Einmall Soll Scheiden”) (2008)
Chopin Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49
Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue

About The Copper Street Brass Quintet

April 26, 2011, 7:30pm

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Allison Hall, trumpet
Corbin Dillon, trumpet
Timothy J. Bradley, horn
Alex Wolff, trombone
Stefan Kac, tuba

Program:
Brubeck Blue Rondo à la Turk Piazzolla Primavera Porteña (Spring in Buenos Aires) Tango. Dvorák “Song to the Moon: aria from Rusalka. Gounod “Je Veux Vivre” aria from Romeo et Juliette. Folds Fred Jones, part 2. Metheny First Circle. Hubbard Up Jumped Spring. Mozart “Queen of the Night” aria from The Magic Flute. R Schumann 2 Piano Pieces Trãumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen Aufschwung (Soaring) from Fantasiestücke. Debussy Bruyères from Preludes, Book Two. Pink Glitter in the Air. Fleck Blue Spruce. Kac Calypso Development

Pilgrim Congregational Church
2310 East 4th Street