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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Musicians from the Apollo Music Festival, Garret Ross, director

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Featuring Musicians from the Apollo Music Festival, Garret Ross, director.

The Apollo Music Festival hosts four classical music concerts, a young artists recital and masterclasses at the end of summer each year in Houston, Minnesota. The festival is organized by pianist Garret Ross, a Houston native who has performed from coast to coast, and teaches in the Twin Cities. Starting in 2012, Ross invited musician friends and colleagues from around the country to join him in Houston for chamber music concerts. He has expanded the festival each year, but admission continues to be free.

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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.

Ticket Info

Free admission

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).


Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 — Brahms
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante, un poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Finale: Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo – Presto, non troppo

Schedule & Programs Subject to Change


Emily Cole, violin
Roy Meyer, violin
Valerie Little, viola
Ruth Marshall, cello
Garret Ross, piano