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Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am
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Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13
Adrienne Johnson, piano
Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, Op. 40
Will Richardson, cello
Stephen Self, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Motette: Exultate, Jubilate K. 165
Susanne Hoy, soprano
Christopher Wallace, piano
Adrienne Stankey Johnson was a student of the late and great Adele Marcus. She completed her studies at the Juilliard School and went on to an illustrious career raising 4 boys. Her dream was to be a great mother. Now that her children are adults her new dream is to enjoy the piano.
This is her first performance for Thursday Musical and she is very excited to be a part of this wonderful organization.
Will Richardson is a freelance cellist and instructor in the Twin Cities. He has performed with the Mill City Summer Opera, American Ballet Theater, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, and the Richmond Symphony, among others. He was assistant principal cellist of the National Orchestral Institute and attended the Indiana University Summer Music Festival. Mr. Richardson completed his undergraduate and performer diploma degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where his primary teachers were Helga Winold and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. He studied baroque cello with Christine Kyprianides. While at Indiana University, he was awarded the Eva Heinitz Scholarship, Dean's Award, Merit Scholarship, and the Faculty Music Award. Mr. Richardson is a founding faculty member of North Star Cello Academy located in Roseville, MN. His previous teaching experience includes, St. Joseph's School of Music, The College of Saint Benedict, and Ramsey International Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. He has received Suzuki Cello Teacher training through the Suzuki Associations of the Americas.
Stephen Self is Professor of Music at Bethel University, where he teaches organ, piano, music history, and serves in the university's Western Humanity program. He received the M.M. degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, the Ph.D. in music history from The Ohio State University, and the D.M.A. in organ performance from West Virginia University. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and Pi Kappa Lambda national music society.
Susanne Hoy, soprano, a native of Onalaska, WI, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. As a professional vocalist, Susanne sings regularly at Our Lady of Grace, Edina, MN in Schola Cantorum, as a cantor, and in recitals locally. From 2008 to 2013, she sang with a semi-professional women's vocal ensemble, Cecilia Chamber Singers (CCS), who has performed primarily in the mid-west, and in 2009, performed in Germany and Austria and as part of the Salzburg Music Festival. In addition, she participated in the fulfillment of two recording projects with CCS, Let Evening Come and A Sacred Banquet. In 2012, Susanne toured and led sacred music on a pilgrimage of the Holy Land. She is married to Roger Hoy. They have three children and they reside in the West Metro. Susanne enjoys golf, gardening and spending time with family, as well as pursuing continuing education in vocal performance, studying with David Jorlett.
Christopher Wallace, a native of Atlanta GA, received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Eastman School of Music as a student of Dr. Nelita True. He also received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of MN as a student of Lydia Artymiw. Christopher teaches with his wife, Megan, through their private studio, Wallace Piano and Organs Studios, is Music Director/Organist at Our Lady of Grace, Edina MN and is owner of Allen Organs of the Twin Cities, Inc./Allen Organs of Iowa, a mid-west dealer for Allen Organ Company.