Courtroom Concert Program Details
March 24, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Music of Paul John Rudoi & Timothy C. Takach
Pavia Wind Quintet
Gina Goettl, horn; Justin Windschitl, bassoon; Erica Bennett Duggan, flute
Lindsey Thompson, oboe; Ryan Golden, clarinet
with Paul John Rudoi, tenor & Timothy C. Takach, bass
Go—Timothy C. Takach
Ave Maria—Franz Biebl, arr. Timothy C. Takach
Kinetic—Timothy C. Takach
Haragei, part I—Timothy C. Takach and Paul John Rudoi
Prelude to Etude #1—Paul John Rudoi
Five Stages—Paul John Rudoi
Haragei, part II—Timothy C. Takach and Paul John Rudoi
Wanting Memories—Ysaye Barnwell, arr. Paul John Rudoi
Runowamæ—Paul John Rudoi
Paul John Rudoi, composer and tenor vocalist, has performed and recorded as a member of the full-time vocal ensemble Cantus. Since joining the group in 2008, he has premiered dozens of new works for male chorus, traveled on four continents, and advocated for arts education and empowerment through education outreach opportunities nationwide. Paul John Rudoi’s compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North America and Europe, including Orphei Dränger, the Vancouver Chamber Singers, the British Trombone Society, Cantus, and the National Lutheran Choir. His work has garnered grants from the Jerome Foundation, the ACF, MRAC, MSAB, the NEA, and ASCAP. His music is published through PJR Music, Graphite Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Walton Music, and Morningstar Music Publishers. Paul holds a degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. His teachers have included Libby Larsen, Mary Ellen Childs, Edward Bolkovac, and Tyler Flanders.
Timothy C. Takach has received commissions from various organizations including the St. Olaf Band, Cantus, Pavia Winds, Lorelei Ensemble, The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, VocalEssence, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, The Rose Ensemble, and numerous high school and university choirs. His compositions have been performed on A Prairie Home Companion, The Boston Pops holiday tour, multiple All-State and festival programs and at venues such as the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center and Royal Opera House Muscat. Takach has received grants from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and ASCAP. He is a co-creator of the theatrical production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914, by Peter Rothstein. The show has had over 100 performances since its premiere in 2006. He was also selected for the 2014 Nautilus Music-Theater Composer-Librettist Studio. Takach studied music composition at St. Olaf College, where he graduated with honors. He has frequent work as a composer-in-residence, presenter, clinician and lecturer for conventions, schools and organizations across the country. He is a full-time composer and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.’
Pavia Wind Quintet is one of the Midwest’s most exciting young chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2005 by alumni from the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College, the Twin-Cities-based group is interested in exploring a variety of repertoire for wind soloists with an increasing focus on contemporary music. Pavia has worked with many local composers to premiere and record new works. In 2012 Pavia premiered Timothy Takach’s “Kinetic” and in 2015 Pavia premiered Timothy Mahr’s “A Mythological Suite.”
Because woodwind quintet repertoire is a specialized genre of music, Pavia aspires to make this music accessible to all audiences by performing fun and varied programs.
Active performers, Pavia presents concerts and workshops throughout Minnesota, including St. Olaf College, Augsburg College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Camden Music School, Unity Unitarian, House of Hope Presbyterian, The Schubert Club, The James J. Hill House, The University of Northwestern and The Baroque Room. Pavia especially enjoys working with students to encourage enthusiasm for chamber music of all kinds.
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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