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Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Arianna Wegley, cello
Matthew Harikian, piano
Jeg elsker Dig (I love you), Op. 5, No. 3
En svane (A swan), Op. 25, No. 2
Solveigs Sang (Solveig’s song), Op. 23
Winterweihe (Winter blessing), Op. 48, No. 4
Zueignung (Dedication), Op. 10, No. 1
Allerseelen (All Soul’s Day), Op. 10, No. 8
Melyssa Rice, soprano
Sarah Lockwood, piano
Andante & Allegro for Bb Bass Clarinet and Piano (1939)
Concerto for Bass Clarinet (2008)
Paul Schulz, clarinet
Mary Goetz, piano
Arianna Wegley is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, studying Cello Performance with Tanya Remenikova in the School of Music. She is a member of the University Symphony Orchestra, an active soloist and chamber musician in the Twin Cities, and teaches cello at the City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis. For many years, she has been affiliated with, and performed in concert for, local music organizations such as Thursday Musical, The Schubert Club, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among other music programs and festivals across the United States. Her secondary major at the University of Minnesota is English. In the summer of 2016, she studied theater in London, researching music and Shakespeare; she hopes to pursue further studies that build upon the intersection of music, literature, and theater.
A native of Fresno, California, Matthew Harikian is currently pursuing Master's degrees in both in Piano Performance and a Music Theory at the University of Minnesota. Public performances have included solo recitals in Fresno and Turlock, CA as well as concerto appearances with the St. Olaf College Orchestra and the Lompoc Pops Orchestra. Matthew holds top prizes from the MMTA Young Artist college piano division and the Schubert Club undergraduate piano division. In addition to pursuing his Bachelor's at St. Olaf College, Matthew spent a semester participating in a contact study at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany. Matthew currently studies with Lydia Artymiw.
Soprano Melyssa Rice has performed opera roles, opera/oratorio solos in concert, and art songs in a variety of settings. Companies include Seattle Opera (AGMA chorus); Puget Sound Opera, Kitsap Opera, and Seattle Comic Opera (opera roles); the Minnesota Sinfonia and Hildman String Orchestra (solos with orchestra); and Cornish College of the Arts (guest artist), where she premiered the role of Tituba in the opera Gallows Hill. Melyssa has also performed six solo recitals and in over 20 shared concerts in Minnesota, Washington and Alaska, and is currently a soloist with Thursday Musical. A lifelong learner, her teachers include Janis Hardy, Larry Weller, Erich Parce, Awilda Verdejo and Thomasa Eckert. Melyssa has taught singing since 1992, including adjunct faculty with Seattle Central, South Seattle, Bellevue and Shoreline Community Colleges, and primary faculty at the Music Center of the Northwest. Currently, she has a private voice studio in Prescott, WI, and is faculty at Blessings Academy of Art and Music in Hastings, MN.
Sarah Lockwood received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Depauw University and her Masters of Music degree in Accompanying/Coaching at the University of Minnesota. She has been staff accompanist at Carleton College, Augsburg College and MacPhail Center for Music, and has collaborated with competitors in Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, NATS and Minnesota Opera auditions. Sarah accompanies for Hastings Public School choirs, orchestra and musicals, has served as assistant music director for Black Dirt Theater, and teaches piano, violin and viola. She and her husband, Travis, own and operate the Hastings Arts Center and Blessings Academy of Arts and Music.
Paul Schulz was graduated summa cum laude with a music performance degree in clarinet and horn from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received his Master of Music degree in horn performance from Arizona State University. He joined the Minnesota Sinfonia as principal clarinet in 2011 and has been a member of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra since 1991 (bass clarinet 1991-1999, co-principal 1999-2005, principal 2005-present) and served as its board president for three years. He has performed with many local professional and amateur ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Allegro Sinfonia Symphony Orchestra and Grand Symphonic Winds. He is the former principal clarinetist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and former bass clarinetist of the Greensboro (NC) Symphony Orchestra. An adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, he teaches private bass and contrabass clarinet students. He works full-time as an IT professional and enjoys music composition, games of chance, and playing with his Shih Tzu.
Mary Goetz is an active soloist and collaborative pianist in the Twin Cities area. A native of Wisconsin, she received her performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing she teaches piano in her studio in St. Paul and is on faculty at the K&S Conservatory in Woodbury and the Minnesota Valley Conservatory of Music in Burnsville.