Courtroom Concert Program Details
April 14, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Music of Carol Barnett
Maria Jette, soprano & Carol Barnett, piano
BB-5: Julie Carey, flute • Lorelei Giddings, oboe • Carley Olson, clarinet
Steve Ecklund, horn • Ann Hagen, bassoon
Denis Evstuhin & Oleg Levin, pianos
Due Canti Meridionali (poetry by Mina Ferraguti)
Nel grande letto la notte
Shaker Suite: Canterbury
Scenes of Glory
The Good Samaritan
Green Magic Songs
Song of Enchantment (Walter de la Mare)
Time and Eternity (Emily Dickinson)
Green Man in the Garden (Charles Causley)
Many Songs I’ve Heard: Melodies from Eastern Europe
Are You Not My Radiant Sunset?
Vanyusha, The Steward
The Vistula/Outside, Dusk is Falling
Dubinushka, My Trusty Cudgel
Don’t Wake the Young Wife
Carol Barnett creates audacious and engaging music, both for traditional instrumentation, and for cross-pollinations such as a mass accompanied by a bluegrass band or a duet for steel pan and organ. A force in the Minnesota music scene since 1970, her work has been funded by multiple regional and national organizations, and published through major houses. Carol is a charter member of the American Composers Forum and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She was composer in residence with the Dale Warland Singers from 1992 to 2001, and taught composition at Augsburg College from 2000 to 2015.
Maria Jette is an ecumenical recitalist: her programs range from songs of Grieg or Fauré through Edwardian parlor music and Latin American chamber music, liberally interspersed with Tin Pan Alley and the Great American Songbook. She’s performed her own productions of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham and Gertrude McFuzz for over 50,000 kids throughout the country, with pit bands, symphony orchestras, and even just piano and train whistle!
Denis Evstuhin was born in St. Petersburg in 1981 and began his musical training at the age of five. He has performed in major cities and venues throughout Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia, France, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, Estonia, and the US. Evstuhin has been presented on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the Great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, and the Warsaw Philharmonic in Poland. Evstuhin holds Bachelor’s degree from the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Master’s of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Professor Alexander Braginsky
Oleg Levin is an Adjunct Professor of Piano at the Concordia University, St. Paul, Music Department since 2011. Dr. Levin was born and received his early music education in Belorussia where he graduated with Diploma with Honors in Piano Performance, Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy from the College of Music, Mogilev, Belorussia. Upon coming to the United States he went on to earn his Bachelor and Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with esteemed professor Alexander Braginsky. Dr. Levin maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist and chamber musician in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
BB-5, established in 2015, brings together members and guest musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. Julie Carey, flute, is a speech-language pathologist at Hennepin County Medical Center. Lorelei Giddings, oboe, is a teacher and free-lance player in the Twin Cities. Carley Olson, clarinet, is completing her MM at the University of Minnesota. Ann Hagen, bassoon, administers dental, oral, and craniofacial research at the University of Minnesota. Steve Ecklund, horn, is an Engineer at Honeywell. They are all passionate about chamber music and zymology, and are looking forward to many years of carbonated collaboration.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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Seating is limited and first come first served. Doors open at 11:30. Please call if you are attending as a group of 10 or more (651.292.3267).
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