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
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Franz Joseph Haydn: London Trio No. 3 in G Major, Hob. IV: 3
Franz Joseph Haydn: Flute Trio No. 1 in D major, Opus 100
Franz Joseph Haydn: London Trio No. 4 in G Major, Hob IV: 4
Rachel Kilgore, flute
Grant Johnson, violin
Arianna Wegley, cello
Carlos Guastavino: Bonita rama de sauce
Alberto Ginastera: Danza del viejo boyero (Dance of the Old Drover) Op. 2 No. 1 (1937)
Alberto Ginastera: Danza de la moza donosa (Dance of the Graceful Maiden) Op. 2 no. 2 (1937)
Alberto Ginastera:Pastorale, No. 12, Preludios americanos, Op. 12 (1944)
Alberto Ginastera:Tribute to Roberto Garcia Morillo, No. 6, Preludios americanos, Op. 12 (1944)
Astor Piazolla: Los Pajaros Perdidos
Monica Murray, soprano
Jeana Ogren, piano
Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathétique in D minor (1827)
Paul K. Humiston, bassoon
Marion Judish, violin
Rachel Kilgore is an active free-lance performer, teacher, and arts administrator in the Twin Cities area. In the spring of 2015, Rachel won Northwestern’s Concerto-Aria Contest and appeared as a soloist with their orchestra, performing the first movement of the Liebermann flute concerto. Over the years, she has studied with renowned flutists such as Walfred Kujala, Bonita Boyd, Adam Kuenzel, Michele Frisch, Jim Walker, and Jeanne Baxtresser. Rachel holds a B.M. in Flute Performance and a minor in Business from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
Grant Johnson began studying violin at the age of four. He then took up piano at the age of six and organ in college. Grant currently studies music at the University of Minnesota, where he has served as concertmaster for multiple orchestras. Grant has played with numerous orchestras around the Twin Cities and has been a featured performer for the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists. Additionally, Grant is the orchestra librarian for the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Librarian for the Aspen Music Festival during the summer months. He also works in the libraries of the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Grant is Vice President of the Young Musicians of Minnesota and with them has been featured and published by Classical MPR.
Arianna Wegley is a third-year student studying Cello Performance with Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota School of Music. She is a member of the University Symphony, and is an active chamber musician in her school and around the Twin Cities. In the past years, she has participated and has been recognized in local programs and performances through The Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Youth Chamber Music Competition, and is an alumnus of Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. She has performed and participated in various music festivals across the United States.
Dr. Monica Murray received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota. She also holds degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music – Bloomington and St. Olaf College. Dr. Murray is an active performer in the Twin Cities, having served as a section leader with the Minnesota Chorale, a frequent recitalist for Thursday Musical, and as member of the Minnesota Opera Company Chorus. She has taught as a member of the music faculty at Concordia University, St. Paul since 1986. Dr. Murray also holds a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law and is a member of the Minnesota Bar.
During her career as a professional musician, Jeana Ogren has been very versatile as a pianist, singer, vocal coach, and teacher. She has collaborated with many well-known singers and instrumentalists throughout California and the Midwest. As an advocate for new music, she was the pianist for the San Francisco chapter of the National Association of Composers USA and premiered many works by composers from all over the United States. Currently, she is the staff accompanist at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota and is an active freelance performer in the Twin Cities, including performances at most of the major colleges and universities in the area. She was also the staff accompanist at Santa Clara University in California from 1991-2001. Ms Ogren has been a member of the piano faculties of Santa Clara University, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the Community School of Music and Arts, and St. Paul Academy. Her degrees are from the University of Wyoming and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Paul K. Humiston studied bassoon with William Allgood of Western Michigan University, and continued studying with Homer Pence at Ball State University while pursuing his degree in architecture. In addition to being a licensed architect, he has been active as a performer on the Thursday Musical Artist Series and with various Twin Cities orchestras including the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, where he was twice a featured soloist, Symphony of the Lakes and Allegro Sinfonia. Since 2009 he has served as principal bassoonist and executive director of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra. Paul also does some work as a freelance musician and particularly enjoys playing chamber music.
Dr. Marion Judish is currently Professor of Violin and Viola at St. Cloud State University. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota, and studied chamber music at the Juilliard School of Music. An avid performer, Marion has performed on Minnesota Public Radio, and in recital throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Wyoming, Chicago, New York City, Sweden and the Netherlands. She performed “To Be Certain of the Dawn” by Stephen Paulus as concertmaster throughout Germany, Switzerland, and France. Dr. Judish is the concertmaster for the Wayzata Symphony, St. Cloud Symphony, and Amadeus Chamber Symphony. She is also first violinist of the St. Cloud String Quartet.
Pianist Jenya Trubnikava, born in Grodno, Belarus, has appeared with the musicians from the rosters of the Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, National Opera and Ballet of Belarus, Zurich University of Arts, University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, St. Johns University and Twin Cities Voice Academy. She has served since 2007 as the principal pianist with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and is also engaged as Russian repertoire vocal coach at the Minnesota Opera Resident Artists Program. Ms. Trubnikava holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from Belarus State Academy of Music, with the additional post-graduate study with Martin Christ at the University of Arts in Zurich. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota with Timothy Lovelace, serves as adjunct piano professor at St. John’s University, and is a sought-after performer and vocal coach in Central Minnesota.