Courtroom Concert Program Details

March 12, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Tim Shows, oboe
Artaria String Quartet members:
Nancy Oliveros, violin; Annalee Wolf, viola; Laura Sewell, cello
John Jensen, piano

Partita in G minor, BWV 1013 – Johann Sebastian Bach
   I. Allemande
Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   I. Allegro
   II. Adagio
   III. Rondo. Allegro.
An die Musik – Franz Schubert
Adagio and Allegro in A-flat major, Opus 70 – Robert Schumann
   I. Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck (Adagio)
   II. Rasch und feurig (Allegro con brio)


shows_web2Tim Shows was born in Boston to Ray and Nancy Shows of the Artaria String Quartet. He began playing oboe at age 12. After participating in All-state orchestra and the Minnesota Youth Symphonies in high school, he attended Augustana College on a baseball scholarship and received the recognition of Pro Musica Scholar from the school. He was accepted at the Manhattan School of Music, but decided instead to study privately in New York City for two years, the first with Liang Wang, principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic, and the second with Maestro Humbert Lucarelli, whom professional musicians consider one of the greatest oboists of all time. Tim returned home last winter and is finishing his associates degree from Inver Hills Community College. He currently studies oboe with Basil Reeve, retired principal oboist of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Now in its 28th season, the Artaria String Quartet was recently lauded by Rob Hubbard of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “Artaria Quartet is likely to give eloquent voice to whatever work it tackles.” Artaria has served as MPR Artists-in-Residence and was featured on Twin Cities Public Television as part of its Minnesota Original series. The quartet has appeared at major summer festivals including the Banff Centre in Canada, Festival de L’Epau in France, and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA. Artaria is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Midori’s Partners in Performance, the Heartland Fund and the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council for performance and educational outreach.

John Jensen holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Occidental College. He works regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra and the SPCO, and is sought after as a collaborative pianist, playing with fine artists in concerts and music festivals across the country. He often appears on St. Paul Sunday Morning and A Prairie Home companion and has performed with artists such as Doc Severinson, Andy Williams, and Nancy Wilson. He is co-founder of Helios, a classical-jazz quartet, and is the pianist in a jazz-only quartet of musicians from the Twin Cities. His discography includes solo recordings of classical piano, jazz, ragtime music, and chamber music with various artists. He received a Grammy nomination, a Stereo Review “Record of Special Merit” award, and a “Record of the Year” citation from the Village Voice.


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).

Schedule & Programs Subject to Change