FREE Courtroom Concert featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12pm
Featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas
Jennifer Olson, soprano • Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
David Walton, tenor • Alan Dunbar, baritone
Mark Bilyeu, piano • Jessica Schroeder, piano
To Joy—David Evan Thomas
II. Infant Joy
About the Artists:
The music of David Evan Thomas has been praised for its eloquence, power, and craft. A two-time McKnight Foundation Fellow, he has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Guild of Organists. Thomas has received commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Schubert Club and the American Composers Forum.
Thomas’s music is published by ECS, Augsburg Fortress, and MorningStar, and has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, London’s Westminster Cathedral Choir, and the trio of Gil Shaham, Truls Mørk, and Yefim Bronfman. He has served as composer-in-residence with Westminster Presbyterian Church (Minneapolis), the Cathedral of Saint Paul, and from 1997-2005, the Schubert Club.
Born in Rochester, New York in 1958, David Evan Thomas graduated with honors in trumpet from the “Prep” Department of the Eastman School of Music, and received degrees from Northwestern University, Eastman and the University of Minnesota. His teachers have included Dominick Argento, Samuel Adler and Alan Stout, with further study at the Aspen Festival and with David Diamond at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Thomas lives in Minneapolis, where he is also active as a program annotator, choral singer, pianist
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.