This concert is free and open to the public.
Please note that Kathleen Van Doeren, piano has cancelled.
Mezzo-soprano April Hanson has appeared most recently as Maurya in Riders to the Sea at the MN Fringe Festival. She also has performed in the University of Minnesota’s productions L’incornazione di Poppea as Arnalta, Suor Angelica as Principessa, Street Scene as Emma Jones, Le Nozze di Figaro as Marcellina, Turn of the Screw as Mrs. Grose and Gianni Schicchi as Zita, Iolanthe as the Fairy Queen with the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company, and Margot in SkyLark’s production of The Vagabond King. In concert, Hanson has performed as mezzo soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the University of Minnesota’s Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Dakota Valley Symphony and performed Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater. Also, as a young artist with Pine Mountain Music Festival, Hanson covered the role of Dame Quickly in Falstaff and performed the role of Mama Lucia in Cavelleria Rusticana.
Mark Bussey began studying classical guitar while completing a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and English at Amherst College. He holds a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. During the day, Mark runs a small software company. When he’s not working or practicing, he further promotes his love of guitar as the President of the Minnesota Guitar Society.