Courtroom Concert Program Details
January 21, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Music of Dominick Argento & Libby Larsen
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano; Jake Endres, baritone
Huldah Niles, violin; Charles Asch, cello; Tyler Wottrich, piano
A Few Words about Chekhov—Dominick Argento download texts
(mezzo and baritone voice and piano, Schubert Club Commission in 1996)
Matinee: The Fantom of the Fair—Libby Larsen
(male and female voice, violin, cello, and piano, with animated comic book slides based on the comic of Paul Gustavson, with animation by Toni Lindgren)
Clara Osowski’s passion for performance is highlighted in her recital work and oratorio performances. In recent competitions she was the only American to reach the finals of Thomas Quasthoff’s Das Lied in Berlin, Germany last February. This past October Clara was a finalist in the Liederkranz Foundation in New York City and placed second in the American Prize for Art Song. Upcoming engagements include Dominick Argento’s Casa Guidi with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Minneapolis this April. In collaboration with pianist Mark Bilyeu and composer Libby Larsen, she is the Associate Artistic Director of Source Song Festival, a week-long art song festival in Minneapolis. claraosowski.com and sourcesongfestival.org.
Jake Endres freelances as an actor, singer, music director, composer, director and producer. He has appeared with many regional organizations, including The Minnesota Orchestra (Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Bernstein’s Mass; Puccini’s Tosca), The Flying Foot Forum/Guthrie Theater (Alice in Wonderland; Heaven), The Children’s Theatre Company (The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins), History Theatre (The St. Paul Gangster Musical), G.R.E.A.T. Theatre (Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof), Ten Thousand Things (The Music Man), Skylark Opera (including On the Town and The Merry Widow), and Park Square Theatre (Oliver Twist and Oh, Coward!). Mr. Endres is also a member of The Rose Ensemble.
Huldah Niles currently plays with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, as well as Associate Concertmaster for the Mankato Symphony, as a substitute violinist for the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a founding member of Mill City String Quartet. She is the Principal Viola for the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra. Huldah began her music studies on violin at the age of five at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City. Through Preucil School of music, Huldah traveled to Japan with a group of peers from the Cleveland Institute of Music where they played for Dr. Suzuki at his private residence and for the Prince and Princess of Japan in Tokyo. Ms. Niles received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota.
Charles Asch completed his Master of Music at Juilliard, and is finishing up his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Minnesota. He has an active performance schedule, ranging from orchestra performances, chamber music concerts, and solo cello performances. Charles has performed and taught repertoire from the popular and folk traditions, playing as the cellist for string rock group “The Gentlemen of NUCO”. In orchestral playing, Charles has participated in the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.
Recently appointed to the faculty at North Dakota State University, pianist Tyler Wottrich is Artistic Director of the NDSU Chamber Music Festival and has created a new graduate collaborative piano program at NDSU. Recent concert appearances include Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Juilliard School, and Dartmouth College. Wottrich is an alumnus of Ensemble ACJW, chamber ensemble in-residence at Carnegie Hall, and joined the faculty at the Banff Centre, one of Canada’s most prominent music festival, in summer 2015.
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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