Thursday Morning Artist Series
Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 student, sold at the door, general seating
Robert Muczynski: Desperate Measures Op.48 (Paganini Variations)
Kaitlin Lalmond, piano
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2016
Songs in the Language of Love
Celius Dougherty: Love in the Dictionary
Dictionary entry from Funk & Wagnall’s Dictionary
Gabriel Fauré: Chanson d’amour (Opus 27, No. 1)
Poetry by Armand Silvestre (1837-1901)
Sergei Rachmaninov: Zdes Khorosho (Opus 21, No. 17)
Poetry by Glafira Galina, (1873-1942)
Joaquin Rodrigo: De donde venis amore?
From Cuatro madrigales amatorios, Juan Vasquez (1500-1560)
John Duke: i carry your heart
Poetry by e.e. cummings, (1894-1962)
Luigi Arditi: Il Bacio
Poetry by Gottardo Aldighieri (1824-1906)
Stephanie R. Thorpe, soprano
Benjamin G. Marti, piano
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Ángel
Alberto Ginastera: Sonata No. 1, Op. 22
David Viscoli, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet in G Major KV 285a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet in C Major KV 285b
Russell Dedrick, flute
Kathryn Christie, violin
Stella Anderson, viola
John Madura, cello
Kaitlin Lalmond is a junior studying piano performance under Lydia Artymiw at the University of Minnesota– Twin Cities. She took lessons through the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music along with completing the Level 10 Piano certification of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program in August 2014. This year, Kaitlin was selected as one of four winners of the Master Works Festival’s Concerto Competition and performed the first movement of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Master Works Festival Orchestra.
Stephanie R. Thorpe, soprano, is a member of the music faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal genres. Previously, she performed full-time in Las Vegas, Nevada for many years. Stephanie received a DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Briar Cliff University. She continues to perform opera/oratorio, musical theatre, contemporary music, and in recital.
Benjamin G. Marti received his Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Gustavus Adolphus College under Helen Baumgartner. He performs locally with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Southern Minnesota Real Big Band, and Pre-Apocalyptic Junkyard Orchestra. Since 2004, Ben has performed as the Artist-In-Residence at Morgan Creek Vineyards Wine Down for the Weekend Music Series. He accompanies for churches and educational institutions throughout Minnesota. Benjamin was awarded the PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Grant to fund a recording of new repertoire.
David Viscoli has performed extensively, both nationally and internationally. Performances of note include recitals in Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Panama, Germany, Austria, and Spain, and at major universities and art academies in the United States. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California under teacher John Perry. David records on the Eroica label and is a Professor of Piano and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Russell Dedrick, flute, grew up in Denver and came from a musical family. He has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the NYC 92nd Street “Y” Chamber Orchestra, as well as in an orchestra in Mexico, and various groups and orchestras in the Twin Cities. He first played the Mozart Flute Quartets at a restaurant in Tarrytown, NY for dinner and a stipend. Russell has taught at Century College. He and his wife Polly, also a flutist, play music for weddings and parties.
Kathryn Christie, violin, from Milwaukee, attended Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Vartan Manoogian, earning a degree in violin performance. Kathryn has been a performer in the Twin Cities area for thirty years. Currently, Kathryn is a member of the Ariel Trio and the Northern Lights String Quartet, maintains a private violin and viola studio in her home, and teaches violin for the Early Bird String Academy, at Century College, and is a coach for GTCYS.
Stella Anderson teaches viola and violin at MacPhail Center for Music and is the Chamber Music Coordinator for the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education. During the summer Stella coordinates and coaches for The Sartory String Quartet Institute, teaches at the Allegro Camp, and performs with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. Besides being an active free-lance musician, Stella is principal violist of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, a board member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and adjudicates for competitions around the state.
John Madura, cello, is a retired teacher. He taught orchestra and coached springboard diving for the Mounds View Schools for forty-four years. Presently, he uses his time to practice his cello (made in 2014 by Giorgio Grisales), visit his son in Texas and daughter in New York as well as his six grandchildren. Some of his other passions include helping Ingrid Koller and Kathryn Christie with Early Bird String Academy, chamber music and traveling to National Parks with his wife.