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Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm
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"Pleurez mes yeux"
Camille Saint Saens
Lydia Lunning, soprano
Rebecca Hass, piano
Anton Stepanovich Arensky
Trio in D minor, Op. 32
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Scherzo – Allegro molto
Elizabeth Ericksen, violin
Faith Farr, cello
Sue Ruby, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Suite No. 1 for Violoncello Solo
“Natalia” from Valses Venezolanos
Arr. Orlando Cotto
What a Wonderful World
Arr. Caitlin Lucic
Transcribed for guitar by Francisco Tarrega
Adapted for marimba by Nancy Zeltsman
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Arr. Caitlin Lucic
Ludwig van Beethoven
“Ode to Joy”
Arr. Nathan Daughtrey
Caitlin Lucic, solo marimba
Lydia Lunning has a lifelong passion for music and the performing arts, growing up in Austin, Texas, in a family of strong players and participating in violin, theater, and ballet from a young age. She studied voice briefly in high school and college, taking a few semesters of lessons for credit through the Oberlin Conservatory as an undergraduate at Oberlin College. Lydia has a master's degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and works full time as an academic editor and project coordinator. In 2013, she began pursuing voice again, winning the avocational division of the Minnesota NATS competition in 2014. She currently studies voice with Patricia Kent, DMA.
Rebecca Hass, piano, has been an active performer and accompanist in the Twin Cities for the last 12 years. She has run her own private studio in the area since 2006, and now teaches many students at MacPhail Center for Music and Chanson Voice and Music Academy. Rebecca’s interests extend to many types of music, including classical, jazz, and her biggest passion, Brazilian. She plays often locally as a soloist, as well as in the Brazilian percussion group Batucada do Norte and the Modern Spark Trio, a piano trio with diverse repertoire. In recent years, she has also become more active as a composer and arranger of various styles of music, both for herself and for her students. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano with a concentration in art history and anthropology from Ithaca College.
Elizabeth Ericksen is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Carleton College and is on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music. She teaches violin and viola and coaches chamber music. A founding member of the Sartory String Quartet, she is currently in her thirteenth year with Ensemble l’Autumno. In the summer, she has been a coach for the Sartory String Quartet Institute at MacPhail. Elizabeth is currently serving as Past-President on the board of MNSOTA, the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association. Her mentors include Paul Rolland, Mary West, and Joseph Gingold.
After more than 30 years teaching at MacPhail Center and performing with the Minnesota Sinfonia, cellist Faith Farr now teaches exclusively in her home studio and performs with Ensemble l’Autumno and as a free-lancer. In addition, she self-publishes Foundations for Music Reading, a string-based theory curriculum for violin, viola and cello. With Brian Wicklund, she co-authored The American Fiddle Method for Cello, published by Mel Bay. As long-time editor of MNSOTA’s String Notes magazine, she recently won her seventh consecutive national ASTA award for Best State Newsletter.
Sue Ruby, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), hails from the tiny northern town of Tamarack. She teaches, directs and co-owns K & S Conservatory of Music in Woodbury. She serves on the faculty of MacPhail Center for Music and as Board Member for the MMTA Foundation. Ms. Ruby is co-founder of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI). An avid collaborative pianist, Ms. Ruby is co-founder of Fridays in the Valley, a chamber music series that raises money for charity in Golden Valley. In her leisure time she treasures adventuresome days and quiet evenings with husband, Kurt and cat, Unk.
Caitlin Lucic is a freelance percussionist/marimbist and has performed with several area churches, theatre organizations and orchestras including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony, and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. She has created a children's program entitled "Mapping the Marimba" which takes children on a musical journey through the history of the marimba. In the spring of 2016 she debuted a solo marimba program entitled "Beyond the Bars: A History of the Marimba".
Caitlin is a faculty member at the MacPhail Center for Music. She is a Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail, School Partnerships, and Online School Partnerships instructor. She has also taught marching percussion, percussion ensemble and private percussion lessons in several Twin Cities' school districts. Caitlin received a M.M degree in Percussion Performance from The Hartt School of Music, a B. M. degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a K-12 Instrumental/Classroom Music teaching certification from the University of MN-Twin Cities. She completed Kodaly Levels 1 & 2 and Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 at the University of St. Thomas.