Courtroom Concert Program Details

March 19, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center

Jake Endres, baritone  •  Jerry Rubino, piano


The Andrée Expedition – Dominick Argento

Part One: In the Air
1. PROLOGUE (Frænkel)
2. THE BALLOON RISES (Strindberg: Letter to Anna)
3. PRIDE AND AMBITION (Andrée: First Journal)
4. DINNER ALOFT (Strindberg: Letter to Anna)
6. THE FLIGHT ABORTED (Andrée: First Journal)

Part Two: On the Ice
7. MISHAP WITH A SLEDGE (Strindberg: Letter to Anna)
8. THE KING’S JUBILEE (Andrée: First Journal)
10. HALLUCINATIONS (Andrée: First Journal)
11. ANNA’S BIRTHDAY (Strindberg: Letter to Anna)
12. EPILOGUE (Frænkel)
13. FINAL WORDS (Andrée: Second Journal)

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endres1_webJake Endres lives in St. Paul and 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 (Baby Case, Coco’s Diary and 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), Park Square Theatre (Oliver Twist and Oh, Coward!), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (including Georg in She Loves Me and music directing The Who’s TOMMY), Sapphire Chamber Consort (The Soldier’s Tale), and Frank Theatre (Puntila and Mother Courage). As of this 2014-15 season, Mr. Endres is also a member of The Rose Ensemble.

rubino_web2Jerry Rubino is a conductor/teacher/pianist/coach/singer regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry and passionate enthusiasm for performing arts. Jerry founded and directs VOICES 360, a vocal and instrumental ensemble that prioritizes the collaborative process of the singer/actor and dancer to present multi-disciplined performances of repertoire including early music, classical music, gospel, pop and jazz. His groups appear in diverse venues from Macy’s to Orchestra Hall.

A native of Philadelphia, he was a charter member of the Philadelphia Singers, attended Curtis Institute as a cellist and holds degrees in piano, music education, and conducting from Temple University and the University of Minnesota.

Rubino worked for twenty-three seasons with the Dale Warland Singers, as associate conductor, director of special projects and music education, pianist, singer and arranger. In 2007, he was appointed assistant conductor of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, continuing his collaboration with Dale Warland, artistic director.

In 2011, he was appointed Artistic Director of Voices of Experience, a new choral outreach of the Minnesota Chorale and MacPhail School of Music, for seniors, 55+ with the mission to foster life long learning and community building.

Jerry is in his 26th year as Minister of Music at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church in Golden Valley, MN and his conducting and teaching credits include honors choirs in Australia, Taiwan, Hawaii, and Europe, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the California State Summer Arts Workshops and the Wesley Balk Institute for the Singer/Actor process. In Minneapolis, he has taught at Northwestern, Augsburg and Carleton Colleges and recently music directed Nautilus Music Theater touring productions of A View from Here and Alice Unwrapped and Theatre Latte Da’s production of Company at the Ordway.

Jerry was named an editor for the Voices of Distinction series with Hal Leonard in 2005, serves as a frequent workshop presenter and recently released a new Christmas choral collection for Oxford University Press titled The Sound of an American Christmas. He serves as repertoire and standards chair for worship and church music for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association, is a member of ASCAP and is requested nationally as a choral clinician, music director, pianist and adjudicator.


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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