Courtroom Concert Program Details
December 8, 2016, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano • Christopher Raddatz, clarinet
Stan Rothrock II, piano • Justin Staebell, baritone • Joshua Weinberg, flute
Two Remembrances – Andre Previn
A Love Song • Lyric
Indra’s Ear – Michael Betz
Indra • Song of the Winds • Song of the Waves
Honami – Wil Offermans
Elsje Christiaens (the front view) – William Vollinger
Alyssa Anderson sings, plays, and hits things with RenegadeEnsemble and has been doing so since the very first concert. She is also the artistic director of La Bonne Chanson, a collective of professional musicians in the Twin Cities dedicated to the art of the song recital.
Dr. Stanley H. Rothrock, II received his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in 2009 where he studied with Professors Kathy Romey, and Matthew Mehaffey. While at University of Minnesota, Dr. Rothrock studied with Professor Thomas Lancaster and completed an intensive study of conducting and counterpoint at L’Ecole Normal de Musique in Paris. Mr. Rothrock is director of RenegadeEnsemble, of which he was the founder in 2004. He has collaborated with contemporary composers, such as Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Terry Riley, and others. Dr. Rothrock can be found directing choirs and teaching at Macalester-Plymouth United Church and at Inver Hills Community College.
Justin Staebell has earned a Bachelors of Vocal Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at Arizona State University and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota. Justin has also performed as a baritone soloist for the Brahms Requiem, Duruflé Requiem, Mozart Requiem, St. John Passion, Dubois Seven Last words of Christ, and Bach Magnificat, and has been a guest artist with the Arizona Bach Festival, ASU Symphony Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Chorale, Oratory of Minneapolis and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria. Operatic roles include the title role in Tartuffe, Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Dr. Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd), Escamillo (Carmen), the Father (Hansel & Gretel), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana). Justin has worked with the Arizona Opera company as well as the Minnesota Opera and Center City Opera. He is a voice teacher at the Mount Olivet School of Music and Inver Hills Community College as well as a section leader and soloist at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church.
Joshua Weinberg made his first solo debut performing Katherine Hoover’s Kokopeli on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater in April 2011.. Joshua has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) during their week long residency at St. Olaf. He was also an active member of St. Olaf’s new music society MusikaNova, premiering works by student composers as well as his own compositions. He recently recorded, edited, and distributed a fundraising CD entitled Dreams and Meditations to raise money for an international tour to Spain, Italy, and France with the St. Olaf Band. Joshua has appeared as soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra, the St. Olaf Band, the Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra, and the Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra. In March 2015, Joshua took 1st Prize in the Schubert Club 2015 Collegiate/Graduate Woodwind and Brass competition. He was principal flute of the St. Olaf Orchestra and St. Olaf Band. He has also played principal with the Sewanee Symphony, Birch Creek Symphony, Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony (GTCYS) and Mankato Area Youth Symphony. With GTCYS and the Minnesota Music Educator’s Association (MMEA) All-State Orchestra, Joshua completed his Bachelor’s of Music degree in Flute Performance in May 2015 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, under the tutelage of Dr. Catherine Ramirez.
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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