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Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am

Reservations are required and can only be made by members.

This performance is FULL. No additional RSVPs are being accepted at this time.



Michael Head (1900 - 1976)
Sweet Chance, that led my steps abroad   

A Green Cornfield        

Ricky Ian Gordon (b.1956)
A Horse with Wings (1995)

Louise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927)

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847)

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Per pieta, bell’idol mio   

Mary Dick, soprano
Sylvia Wilson, piano


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Impromptu in G-flat Major, D.899, No. 3 (1827)  

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Impromptu in F-sharp (Nocturne), S.191 (1872)   

Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (1847-1927)
Impromptu Nocturne (1873)      

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Dos Impromptus (1912) 
   Vivo e appassionato    
   impromptu de la codorniz

Jim Reilly, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 
Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello in C major, BWV 1009

Roumen Balyozov (b. 1949)
Rhapsodic Improvisation for Cello No. 1 (1971)

Lubomir Denev (b. 1951)
The Violet Cello (2017)  

Nickolai Kolarov, cello


Please note that Barbara Kennedy, piano, has cancelled.

Performer Information

Mary Lois Dick, soprano

Mary Lois Dick, soprano

Mary Dick graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Dr. Roy Schuessler. For the past 50 plus years she has been actively involved in the area of Barbershop Harmony. Since retiring as the director of the award winning City of Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus, a position held for 38 years, she continues to serve on the Regional music faculty and was awarded Emerita Status in the International Faculty Program. Mary studies with Marian Hoffman and maintains a private studio in her home.

Sylvia Wilson, piano

Sylvia Wilson, piano

Sylvia Wilson, piano

Sylvia Wilson received her BS & MA in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. A retired music educator, she taught 32 years in the Anoka-Hennepin, Roseville, Wayzata and St. Louis Park School Districts as an orchestra/band/choir teacher and served 3 years as a talented/gifted coordinator for Northdale Middle School. Accompanying choirs since she was in the sixth grade, she was a paid accompanist at the University of MN.

Currently in her second year as President of Thursday Musical, she previously served 4 years as Co-Vice President of the Student Section. She continues to follow her passion of playing stringed instruments in the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. Recently stepping down after four years as President of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, she enjoys playing viola (and occasionally violin) where you will find her most Tuesday evenings. She is married to Dennis Wilson and, as of this summer, is grandmother to seven grandchildren, five of whom study piano with her.

Jim Reilly, piano

Jim Reilly, piano

Jim Reilly is a tenor, pianist, and composer. He has performed in over 20 states as well as Norway and Holland.His most frequent venues in the Twin Cities are at Mindekirken, where he is Music Director Emeritus, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Alliance Française, and Thursday Musical, where he has been a long time artist member as first an organist, and then a singer and pianist.

Nicolai Kolarov, cello

Nicolai Kolarov, cello

Cellist Nickolai Kolarov graduated from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music-Sofia and received his master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kolarov earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Tanya Remenikova, student of Mstislav Rostropovich. In 2003, Kolarov founded the Balkanicus Balkan, a new chamber music concert series based in the Twin Cities and is now the President of the Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History. Kolarov has received awards from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and American Composers Forum, and a University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Humanities Grant.

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