Courtroom Concert Program Details

January 12, 2017, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

C.J. Longabaugh, saxophone ; Justin Sales, saxophone ; Casey Rafn, piano

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (transcribed for two saxophones) — Francis Poulenc
    I. Presto
    II. Andante
    III. Rondo

Eric Broker, baritone ; Lara Bolton, piano

Old American Songs (selections) — Aaron Copland
    The Boatmen’s Dance
    The Dodger
    Long Time Ago
    Zion’s Walls
    At the River
    Simple Gifts
    I Bought Me a Cat

longabaugh_webCameron (CJ) Longabaugh is working towards his Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Musicology at the University of Minnesota. He received his MM in Performance and his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Minnesota and Kansas State University respectively. Cameron currently serves on the music staff with the Irondale High School Marching Knights, a consistent Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional finalist. Prior to his graduate studies, Cameron was the Assistant Director of Bands at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Cameron’s mentors include Eugene Rousseau, Anna Marie Wytko, Preston Duncan, Craig Kirchhoff, and Frank Tracz.

rafn_webCasey Rafn is a freelance pianist located in the Twin Cities area. He currently holds positions at the Lundstrum Center for Performing Arts, Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, and is the pianist for the Bloomington Chorale. An award winning performer, his upcoming season includes performances in Mexico and Colombia. Originally from Two Harbors, MN, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from The University of Iowa studying under Dr. Ksenia Nosikova.

broker_webEric Broker, a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in 2015 where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Tracey Engleman. As a boy soprano, Mr. Broker performed the role of Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors and sang in the world premiere of Stephen Paulus’ The Star Gatherer. While at St. Olaf, he performed the roles of Carol Olson in Street Scene, Pangloss in Candide, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, and the titular role in the world premiere of Fabrizio’s Comet. Mr. Broker has appeared as a soloist with the St. John’s Abbey Schola, The St. John’s Boys’ Choir, the Canon Valley Regional Orchestra, and The St. Olaf Choir. Recently, he has appeared in Milhaud’s Médée with Metamorphosis Opera Theater, Sweeney Todd with Mill City Summer Opera, Roméo et Juliette with Minnesota Opera, and as Starveling in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Lakes Area Music Festival. Mr. Broker has received a first place award from the Minnesota National Association of Teachers of Singing and an Honorable Mention from the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. While not performing, Mr. Broker serves as Minnesota Opera’s Communications Manager.

Lara Bolton is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. As such, she has been engaged at many opera companies including Minnesota Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, Seattle Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, West Bay Opera, Opera Colorado, and Amarillo Opera. Ms. Bolton is a master coach for Minnesota Opera, on faculty at the University of Minnesota as a vocal coach, and chorus master and principal pianist for Mill City Summer Opera. Ms. Bolton also maintains an active recital and recording career in both instrumental chamber music and vocal repertoire. Ms. Bolton is a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and has been a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist for the Washington National Opera. She also helped develop a Young Artist Program for Opera Santa Barbara. In addition to having been a pianist for the Merola Opera Program, she has also worked at the Music Academy of the West, Brevard Music Festival, and Interlochen Arts Camp. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy for high school, she received a Bachelor of Music Theory degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland-College Park. When she’s not playing with her two young sons and baby daughter, Ms. Bolton maintains a private coaching studio from her home in St. Paul.

Concert Info

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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