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Brant Thomsen lives with his wife and daughters. He is a clinical social worker with a small private therapy practice in Saint Paul. His work focuses on supporting musicians with their unique way of experiencing life and its challenges. He is actively involved with the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, as a parent and performer.
Mary Kirchner, mezzo-soprano, has been a member of Thursday Musical since 1979 and a performing member since 1984. In the course of that time she has served in various capacities on Thursday Musical’s board. She served as Community Concert Chair and in 1992 was elected president serving in that capacity during the organizations Centennial Season. She was then elected to serve as Nominating Committee chair and in the early years of 2000 she served first as Vice President of membership and then for one year, as president, filling out another’s term.
Although Jim Reilly is best known to Thursday Musical audiences as a collaborative pianist he performs regularly as both a singer and solo pianist. In one capacity or another he has appeared in over twenty states as well as Norway and Holland. He is the Music Director Emeritus at Mindekirken, and has an extensive repertoire in Nordic music. He has performed at the Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St. Paul, The American Swedish Institute, the Danish-American Cultural Center, the Schubert Club Landmark Series, The Leif Eriksson International Festival, The First Unitarian Society of Madison Concert Series, and many other local venues.
Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. The ease with which they write and perform their original music is organic, and their new-classical crossover style has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work. It continues to bring them success on stages such as The Dakota Jazz Club, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Aster Cafe, The Stone Arch Bridge Festival and more. Olivia and Karla are passionate about educational outreach and community engagement. They conduct workshops for string students of all ages, using their instruments as vehicles for creative and innovative musical thinking. Olivia and Karla also provide programming to reach community members where they're at, creating an experience that inspires and encourages communities to explore music, and cultivate a curiosity about its role in their lives. Following four years of writing, performing, and regional touring, The OK Factor is excited to share their fourth studio album, "That's Enough of That", released in August of 2016.