Courtroom Concert Program Details

Steven Marking, baritone; Donald Livingston, piano
Kairos: Preston Duncan, saxophone and Ann DuHamel, piano
Thursday, March 20, noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

markingSteven Marking sings with Minnesota Opera and is a member of the Minnesota Chorale. He is also the bass soloist for Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Marking holds degrees from Viterbo College and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He studied at Yale University with Sheryl Milnes, and at The Seagle Colony in Schroon Lake, New York, and served on its board of directors. He attended the Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, and pursued private studies in New York City with Robert Cowart, stage director John Norris, and pianist/coach William Hicks. He was awarded the Wagner Society grant in 1995 and studied Wagner with Thomas Stewart and Evelyn Lear, and he received the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Grant.

livingstonDonald Livingston has studied with Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord), Larry Smith (organ), and has sung under the direction of Thomas Binkley and Paul Hillier. Director of Ensemble Col Basso and host of the HausMusik House Concerts series, he has been associate director of Consortium Carissimi and has performed with the Rose Ensemble, Lyra Baroque, Minnesota Bach Society and Glorious Revolution Baroque. He is adjunct professor of harpsichord at Concordia University-St. Paul. Aside from musical endeavors, he holds the Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law, where his studies focused on copyright, entertainment and art law.

Charlie Rutlage
The Light That is Felt
The Greatest Man
In the Alley

Where the Music Comes From
The Serpent

duncanNewly established saxophone-piano duo Kairos were enthusiastically received at their international debut in Mexico City. Their concert and master classes were hailed as “a delight for the ears and the soul.” Recent engagements include a recital tour in the upper Midwest. The duo commissioned the work “Broken Obelisk” by Joseph Dangerfield, a work based on the 1963 sculpture by Barnett Newman. The work received its world premiere in Mexico City in December 2013; Kairos has been invited to perform it for its US premiere at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Illinois.

DuHamelA former Fulbright Scholar and first-prize winner of the MTNA Collegiate Young Artist Woodwind Competition, Duncan is completing a DMA with Dr. Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota. As a faculty member of the MacPhail Center for Music, he is spearheading an innovative approach to long-distance teaching using new technologies. The two artists teach together at the University of Minnesota Morris, where DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies; under the tutelage of Dr. Ksenia Nosikova, she will earn a DMA from the University of Iowa in 2014.

    I. Two-Part Invention
    II. La follia nuova: a lament for George Cacioppo