Thursday Morning Artist Series
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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 student, sold at the door, general seating
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig
Nathan Potts, Tenor
Young Artist Student Competition Winner 2016
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in D major, K. 485
Florence Price: Sonata in E minor
Claude Debussy: Two Preludes (Book I)
Herbert Johnson, piano
Ned Rorem: L’Hymne de la Paix (Hymn of Peace)
(Jean Antoine de Baif)
Peter Arnstein: Le Corbeau
Claude Debussy: Apparition
Julie Ann Greif, soprano
Sarah Lockwood, piano
Percy Aldridge Granger: "Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" for Two Pianos
Carolyn Britton and Richard Tostenson, two pianos
Nathan Potts is from Fargo, North Dakota and currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at the University of Northwestern in Saint Paul under the direction of Carol Eikum. He has participated in many musical roles including Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), Mary Poppins (Bert), and How to Succeed in Business (Finch). In 2015 and 2016, he placed 2nd in the NATS vocal competition.
Herbert Johnson is Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Activities at Bethel University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He is a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and a workshop clinician for local and regional music teacher organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. Herbert performs regularly in solo and chamber recitals at Bethel and throughout the Twin Cities.
Julie Ann Greif has performed in opera, music theater, concert, recital, theater, dance, and cabaret. In addition, she is a print model, voice-over talent, and competitive ballroom dancer. She maintains a private voice and bodywork studio in Minneapolis. Julie Ann has performed with Guthrie Theater, Theatre Unbound, Phoenix Theater, Minnesota Opera, Studio Lirico (Italy), Opera 101, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Co., Northstar Opera, Sunset Playhouse, Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Dance With Us America, among others. She was the recipient of a Schubert Club Special Artist Grant. Julie Ann also holds a Master of Music in voice from the University of Minnesota.
Sarah Lockwood received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Depauw University (Greencastle, IN), and her Masters of Music degree in collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Sarah has held staff accompanist positions at Carleton College, Augsburg College and MacPhail Center for Music. She has collaborated with participants for various competitions such as The Schubert Club, Thursday Musical and NATS, and has worked with singers for Minnesota Opera auditions. In 2013, she accepted a viola position with the Rochester Symphony. She teaches privately on viola, violin and piano and enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. In December of 2014, Sarah and her husband, Travis, purchased the former Guardian Angels Catholic Church and began converting it into the Hastings Arts Center which houses her school: Blessings Academy of Arts and Music.
Carolyn Britton was for many years a professor of music at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where she founded the piano ensemble program. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music from Indiana University and a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Britton is a former President of Thursday Musical. Britton and Tostenson met through a mutual student who thought that since they had similar pedagogical and musical ideas, they should perform together. They began talking and playing together and realized that the student was very perceptive. They have been performing together for seven years.
Richard Tostenson graduated with a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Richard is an active solo performer focusing mainly on music from the 20th and 21st century. Recent solo piano performances include Basilica of Saint Mary, The Baroque Room, The Museum of Russian Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In addition to his performing career, Richard is on the piano faculty at MacPhail Center for Music where he is the MacPhail Keyboard Department Specialist, coordinator for the MacPhail Advanced Piano Camp, and a participating faculty member of the MacPhail Young Artist for Piano Program. Richard’s students have won the MacPhail Concerto Competition, SPPTA Concerto Competition, MMTF Mozart Piano Concerto, Chicago International Piano Competition, and the opportunity to participate in the International Junior e-piano competition.