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About the Artists:
Elena Denny, a Chicago native, received her Master’s from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Tanya Remenikova. She plays in the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and is Communications Coordinator for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She enjoys hiking and baking.
Julia Stewart has been playing cello since the age of 4. She is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Sharon Robinson. Julia recently completed the Boston Marathon and will soon be running a 200-mile Ragnar Relay from Minneapolis from Duluth.
Katherine Canon is a cello teacher and performer with a BA in Music and Spanish from St. Olaf College. She teaches individual and group cello lessons through her own studio and MacPhail Center for Music, and plays in a variety of groups in the Twin Cities. In addition to music, Katherine likes to fill her life with delicious food, good books and plenty of outdoor adventures.
Julia Floberg is the manager and arranger of Delphia. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Julia studied at Dartmouth College and Boston University. In addition to Delphia, she plays with Mestifonia and Lady Spruce and has released two solo albums. Afflicted with the condition of wanderlust, she likes to take off on expeditions around the globe every once and a while, but she has learned firsthand that Dorothy was right: there is no place like home.
About the Host:
Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive, richly melodic” (The New York Times), “superb, whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and “the highlight” of the program (Boston Globe). With over 50 commissioned works for ensembles such as Cantus, the New England Philharmonic, and The Rose Ensemble, Abbie is also a two-time McKnight Artist Fellow, and has won grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and at age 31, was listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40. Abbie has been a Composer-in-Residence with New York State School Music Association, The Rose Ensemble, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, and Schubert Club. In 2019, she will be the American Composers Forum’s ChoralQuest composer, visiting schools around the U.S. to write new choral music with middle school singers.
Originally from Wisconsin, Abbie is a graduate of St. Olaf College (B.A.), the University of Minnesota (M.A.), and holds a diplôme from the European American Musical Alliance Institute in Paris, France. She lives in Minnesota, where she is Adjunct Professor of Composition at Concordia University-St Paul and executive director of Justice Choir.
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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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