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FREE Courtroom Concert featuring Scotty Horey and Bethany Gonella
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12pm
Featuring Scotty Horey, marimba and Bethany Gonella, flute
Toccata- Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska
Character Piece No. 2 “Furioso and Quote” – Casey Cangelosi
Blue Line- Marta Ptaszynska
selections from “Nine French American Rudimental Solos”- Joseph Tompkins
Kembang Suling, three musical snapshots of Asia – Gareth Farr (with Bethany Gonella, flute)
Libertango – Astor Piazzolla (with Bethany Gonella, flute)
Agustina- Scotty Horey
About the Artists:
Dr. Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.), finalist in the prestigious 2017 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, is a passionate and versatile percussionist, drummer, and teacher based in the twin cities. As a solo artist and clinician, he is known for his unique blend of classical, progressive rock, marimba, drumkit, and flute, as well as his enlightening clinics which blend percussion instruction with holistic awareness, personal creativity, and the building of character as a young musician. His passionate work has brought him to present in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, and Portugal underlining that his strongest passion is building new bridges through cross cultural understanding. Through his busy schedule in Minneapolis he is also an in demand percussionist/drummer for hire having worked with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Music Theater at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, So Percussion, Bob Becker and Victor Mendoza. Mr. Horey is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and proudly endorses SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks, MAJESTIC percussion and MAPEX drums. Visit www.scottyhorey.com .
Bethany Gonella performs as an orchestral and freelance flutist and piccoloist. She plays regularly with the La Crosse Symphony and as an extra/substitute musician with the Minnesota Opera and the Minnesota Orchestra. She holds degrees in flute performance from Northwestern University and the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Her interests range from old music to contemporary repertoire. She recently received a grant from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to pursue further specialization in baroque flute. Bethany teaches at Winona State University and maintains a private studio in the Twin Cities. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outside. Learn more atwww.BethanyGonella.com.
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.