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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship Quartet

Thursday, November 2, 12:00PM

Landmark Center Courtroom 317


Thursday, November 2, 2017, 12pm

Featuring Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship Quartet 

Gabriel Maffuz-Anker, violin; Adam Dorn, violin
Emily Edelstein, viola; Dan Blumhard, cello 


String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 by Claude Debussy

I. Animé et très décidé
II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Très modéré
String Quartet in C Major Op. 76, No. 3 by Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro
II. Poco adagio cantabille
III. Menuetto allegro – Trio
IV. Finale. Presto
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About the Artists:

Gabriel Maffuz-Anker, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Houston, Texas, is an active solo, orchestral and chamber musician of diverse styles. He has appeared on NPR’s From the Top and has performed in master classes for artists such as Donald Weilerstein and the Jerusalem String Quartet. Gabriel has attended summer festivals including Madeline Island Chamber Music, Le Domaine Forget, and Encore Chamber Music. Starting Fall of 2017, he will perform regularly with Houston’s premiere Baroque and Classical period ensemble, Mercury. Gabriel is also involved in outreach efforts such as Music Doing Good, Inc., an organization that empowers marginalized communities by providing access to instruments and artistic education. Gabriel is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with Professor Kenneth Goldsmith.
Adam Dorn, originally from St. Paul, has performed extensively as both a solo and chamber musician, including appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and world-renowned pianist Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera. Adam debuted as a soloist with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and the St. Paul JCC Community Orchestra. He has performed in master classes for Laurie Smukler, the Takács Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Adam spent this past summer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Caroga Lake Music Festival, and Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute. Studying under Professors Soh-Hyun Park Altino and Parry Karp, Adam graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison where he performed in the Perlman Scholarship Piano Trio. Previous teachers have included Eugene Purdue, Leslie Shank, Felicia Moye, and Young-Nam Kim. Adam is pursuing a Masters degree at DePaul University studying with Professor Janet Sung.
Emily Edelstein, originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, studies at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Viola Performance with Kirsten Docter. Emily has attended chamber music festivals at Brevard Music Center, Madeline Island Chamber Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Apple Hill Center. She has participated in a composition and improvisation program with the PROJECT Trio ensemble and has performed alongside members of the Silk Road Ensemble as part of their Global Musician Workshop. Emily plays genre-bending works with her string quartet at Oberlin, incorporating original arrangements and improvisation. In January, Emily traveled with her quartet to Amman, Jordan to perform and teach in schools and public venues. At Oberlin, she has had the chance to work with musicians such as The Punch Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, Shulamit Ran, Joel Krosnick, Christian Howes, and The Calder Quartet.
Daniel Blumhard is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance studying with Dr. Melissa Kraut at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Daniel is an alumnus of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he studied for three years with Crispin Campbell. While attending IAA, he performed at venues including Orchestra Hall in Detroit, the Symphony Center in Chicago, Constitution Hall in D.C., and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Daniel was a member of the Mazel Trio, which received the Silver Medal in the Junior Division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Currently a member of the Belka Quartet, he has worked and studied with numerous pillars of the chamber music community, including the Cavani, Juilliard, Brentano, Pacifica, Dover, and Miro String Quartets, as well as Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet, and Stephen Geber, David Diehl, and Jesus Morales.
The Madeline Island Music Camp was founded in 1985 as a one-week chamber music program for twenty students from Minnesota. Today activities include a three-week program for thirty-two talented young string players, a five-week program for sixteen advanced fellowship string players, and a one-week seminar for twenty-five woodwind musicians. These students come from across the country and around the world to study chamber music with a distinguished faculty and resident string quartets. In 2016, the Music Camp transitioned its name to Madeline Island Chamber Music – an inclusive umbrella for all of our programs that carries forward our strong history and mission.  



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October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center


Hosted by 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

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 has been awarded a McKnight Composer Fellowship, grants from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, and Jerome Foundation, and was recently listed in NPR Music’s Top 100 Composers Under 40.  A resident of Saint Paul, she is adjunct professor of composition at Concordia University, and was composer-in-residence with the Schubert Club from 2005-2017.