This concert is free and open to the public.
Timothy Perry is principal cello for the Saint Paul Civic Symphony. He is a founding member of the Triple Play flute trio, Nicollet Quartet, the Minnesota Philharmonic and the St. Mark's by the Freeway Chamber Orchestra. He studied with Sister Mary St. John Van Horst at Ottumwa Heights College, Donald McCall of the Lenox Quartet, and Judith Glyde of the Manhattan Quartet. He is an Artist Member of Thursday Musical.
Raised in the desert Southwest border town of El Paso, Texas, flutist Catherine Ramirez is a winner of three international competition prizes in Europe and First Prize in the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition. Noted for her sensitive musicianship and compelling artistry, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at such venues as the Teatro del Giglio (Italy), Beijing Concert Hall (China), the Universidad National Conservatorio de Música (Colombia), The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Chicago Cultural Center, Salt Lake City’s Temple Square, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. A versatile musician praised as “an astonishing artist,” whose “conviction and communication are incredibly powerful,” her core repertoire spans from the Baroque era to today. Also recognized as an engaging teacher, she is currently Artist-in-Residence at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Recent activities include masterclasses at universities in the Midwest, as well as performances at the National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the Kentucky Flute Festival, and a guest artist residency with the Montana Flute Association. Other recent activities include recording music videos in Berlin, Germany, with guitarist Eva Beneke, and orchestral performances with the Houston Ballet and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. For more information, please visit www.catherineramirez.com.