This concert is free and open to the public.
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.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance, Kathleen Van Doeren studied extensively with Bernhard Weiser at the University of Minnesota. For the past twenty years, she has participated in and studied with various professors at the Aspen Music Festival land School. Kathleen Van Doeren is a piano teacher who has a home studio in Edina. She is an adjudicator and a member of Music Teacher's National Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, Minneapolis Music Teacher's Association and the Minneapolis-St.Paul Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Kathleen has performed numerous solo piano recitals. Solo performances include performances on the Schubert Club Lunchroom Concert Series, The Augustana Lutheran Church Concert Series, Thursday Musical Morning Concert Series at various venues and at many Mu Phi Epsilon events.