Home of Julie Ann Greif
Pre-concert reception at 7:00 pm
Reservations are required and can only be made by members.
To be announced...
Brant Thomsen’s central focus is his family, his wife and 3 girls, who live in Saint Paul. He participates regularly in instruction and performance at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. Brant is most influenced by his mentor and coach, Elena Piastro. She has taught piano for 53 years, and challenges Brant as a performer and with his teaching. He teaches in his home during the evenings. Brant has been a clinical social worker by day, with the Saint Paul Public Schools, since 2000.
Annette Baltes is enjoying her first season as a performer with Thursday Musical. Baltes also is a cantor at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Plymouth. She has performed with the Saint Joseph the Worker Community Orchestra as a soloist and recently gave a recital for her friends and family to celebrate her 40th birthday. Baltes studied at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She resides in Plymouth with her husband, Eric, and her 3 children. In addition to singing, Annette is an avid athlete and competes in triathlons and half marathons. She wishes to thank her husband and children for their love and support and her teacher, Pat Kent, for always making her realize she still has the power to achieve her dreams.
Laurie Patton became a professional musician at age 13 when playing in the pit orchestra with the Children's Theatre Company. She continued to play in a freelance capacity for many years and also taught private flute lessons. She attended the University of Minnesota and the New England Conservatory of Music. These days Laurie is still playing flute, but just for fun! She plays with friends in chamber ensembles and subs on flute/piccolo with the First John Phillip Sousa Memorial Band. Laurie is co-producer of Baby Blue Arts Presents, a music television series and website that features Minnesota musicians. Every year, Baby Blue Arts is pleased to videotape a program with three first-place winners from the Thursday Musical student music competition. To see and hear many performances by wonderful Minnesota musicians, please visit www.BabyBlueArts.com.