This concert is free and open to the public.
Nanette Scott Goldman is a freelance violinist and violist in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. She has been a member of the Kenwood Chamber and St. Paul Civic Orchestras, and served for 6 years as principal viola for the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. She is currently a violist with the professional chamber orchestra the Minnesota Sinfonia. Nanette plays regularly for the touring Broadway shows at the State, Orpheum and Ordway theaters. Other venues where she often performs include the Guthrie theater and the Northrup Auditorium (Ballet series). Nationally recognized artists with whom Nanette has played range from classical to popular, including Charlotte Church, Luciano Pavarotti, Sarah Brightman, Lyle Lovett, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Josh Groban, and Prince. She can be heard on many TV and radio commercials, as well as the recordings of local artists the Honeydogs and the Hornheads. Nanette is a professor of Classical Languages at Macalester College.
Praised for her vocal agility and clear tone, Minneapolis-based soprano, Anna Christofaro, is gaining recognition as an interpreter of a wide range of repertoire from early to contemporary music. She performs both as a soloist and ensemble singer across the world. She performed on the 2018 GRAMMY nominated album, Tyberg Masses, with the South Dakota Chorale. Other highlights include performing at the Olavfestagene Festival in Trondheim, Norway with the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble, Conspirare, as well as performing under the baton of Bach-scholars, Helmuth Rilling and Hans-Christoph Rademann, at the Weimar Bach Academy and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart in Germany.
Recent solo appearances this season include Fauré's Requiem with the Minnesota Chorale and Handel's Messiah in Minneapolis. She was also featured in a concert of music by local composer, Steve Heitzeg. Other solo appearances include Vivaldi's Gloria with Consortium Carissimi, Handel's Ulrecht Te Deum, Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 and Mozart's Regina Coeli and Stephen Hough's Miracle Mass.
A versatile performer, Anna has also performed on the operatic stage in the role of First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy. Other operatic appearances include the role of Maguellone in Viardot's Cendrillon, Serpina in Pergolesi's La Serva Perdona, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Gianetta in The Gondoliers.
In 2011 and 2007, Anna won first place in the Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition. In addition, she won first place in the Minnesota State NATS Competition in 2007 and second place in 2006. Anna holds a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.