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A cherished and distinctive audience favorite, the Julie Himmelstrup Music in the Park Series presents chamber music concerts at the acoustically and architecturally superb Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, “home” to the series since 1979. This intimate setting fosters a palpable connection among composers, musicians and audiences that simply cannot be recreated in larger halls. Whether you’ve been attending for years or are brand new to the series, we invite you to experience chamber music and musicians up-close, during the pre-concert talks, live performances and post-concert gatherings.
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Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound yearning lyricism.” Within a few years of its formation, the Quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. The Quartet had its first European tour in 1997, and was honored in the U.K. with the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most Outstanding Debut. That debut recital was at London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Quartet has continued its warm relationship with Wigmore, appearing there regularly and serving as the hall’s Quartet-in-residence in the 2000-01 season. As of July 2014, the Brentano Quartet succeeded the Tokyo Quartet as Artists in Residence at Yale University, departing from their 14-year residency at Princeton University. The Brentano Quartet’s program is titled “Lamentations” and features music by Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovich, d”India, Carter, Lekeu and Bartok. The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”, the intended recipient of his famous love confession.Find out more »
Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio, composed of pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver, and cellist Clive Greensmith, has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 the Washington Post raved that “...they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.”Find out more »
Formed in 2003, the Modigliani Quartet performs regularly at the world’s top chamber music venues, touring America, Japan, Korea, China and European countries. Their program for their Music in the Park Series debut features Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Haydn’s Quartet in D Minor “Fifths,” and Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor.Find out more »
The Skride Piano Quartet is made up of four like-minded musicians who have each achieved success as a soloist at the highest levels: Baiba Skride, Lise Berthaud, Harriet Krijgh, and Lauma Skride. The 2016-17 season included performances at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Musikverein Wien, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Malmo Chamber Music Festival, and BASF Ludwigshafen. Upcoming performances include the Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Essen, and Great Guild Hall Riga. Their program for the Music in the Park Series will feature Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertate in F, Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, and Enescu’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in D.Find out more »
Violinist and current Minnesota Orchestra first associate concertmaster Susie Park launched her international career at age 16, and has since grown into a musician distinguished by unusual passion and versatility. A native of Sydney, Australia, Susie performs internationally as an orchestral, chamber, and solo artist.Find out more »
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is composed of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition.Find out more »
The Danish String Quartet made its debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival in 2002. In 2012, The New York Times selected the quartet’s concert as a highlight of the year, saying the performance featured “one of the most powerful renditions of Beethoven’s Opus 132 String Quartet that I’ve heard live or on a recording.”Find out more »
All concerts begin at 4pm at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ.
Join us prior to each concert at 3pm for a pre-concert conversation.
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