Thursday Morning Artist Series
Francophile Concert: French composers and those inspired by France
Living Concert Notes with Guest Moderator David Evan Thomas, composer
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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
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César Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue
Deanne Mohr, piano
Bohuslav Martinů: Cello Sonata No. 1, H277
Will Richardson, cello
Stephen Self, piano
Georges Bizet: Près des remparts de Séville (Seguidilla) from Carmen
Kurt Weill: Youkali
Léo Delibes: Les filles de Cadix
Moisés Simons: C'est ça la vie, c'est ça l'amour
Georges Bizet: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen
Colleen Batty, mezzo-soprano
Mary Jo Gothman, piano
Living Concert Notes
Guest Moderator for Living Concert Notes: David Evan Thomas
Born in Rochester, New York, David Evan Thomas studied at Northwestern University, the Eastman School, and with Dominick Argento at the University of Minnesota. His work has been commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and published by ECS, Augsburg Fortress and MorningStar.
Winona State University faculty member Deanne Mohr performs extensively as a soloist and collaborative artist in the Midwestern United States and Canada. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Mohr completed her doctorate in piano performance at Université de Montrèal under the tutelage of Marc Durand. A laureate in several national competitions, she has been recorded in recital for CBC Saskatchewan and Radio-Canada, and was featured in the Montrèal Début Series and the Banff Centre of the Arts’ Summer Festival.
Will Richardson is an instructor and freelance cellist who performs with many organizations and ensembles in the Twin Cities. He has performed with the Mill City Summer Opera, American Ballet Theater, Duluth-Superior Symphony, and Evansville Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Richardson completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Indiana University. Mr. Richardson teaches at North Star Cello Academy in Roseville and has taught at St. Joseph's School of Music, The College of Saint Benedict, and Ramsey International Fine Arts Center.
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.
Mezzo-soprano and Minneapolis native, Colleen Batty began her career studying under Christine Armistead while attending Washington University in St. Louis. During her time as an undergrad, she performed numerous partial roles including Octavian from Der Rosenkavalier, Charlotte from Massenet’s Werther, and the headlining role from Carmen. This is Batty’s first season as a Thursday Musical Artist. She will be performing in the Minnesota Opera chorus this spring in La Bohème and is currently studying with Patricia Kent.
Pianist Mary Jo Gothmann enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, opera coach, and organist. A passionate chamber musician, Mary Jo is the founder and Artistic Director of the JOYA chamber music series at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka, Minnesota; and is a member of the Hill House Chamber Players. Some recent chamber music engagements have included performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Bakken Trio, Music at Trinity, Colonial Chamber Music Series, Lakes Area Music Festival, and the Taos Chamber Music Group. Mary Jo performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared with EOS Orchestra in New York City and as piano soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Civic Orchestra. She has worked for the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Minnesota Opera; and has performed recitals with singers from the Metropolitan Opera as well as with instrumentalists from many of the country's major symphony orchestras. Mary Jo is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, University of Minnesota, New England Conservatory, and St. Olaf College.