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

Thursday, April 11, 12:00PM

Landmark Center Courtroom 317

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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.