Thursday Morning Artist Series
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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating
Guest Moderator for Living Concert Notes David Evan Thomas, composer
Born in Rochester, New York, David Evan Thomas studied at Northwestern University, the Eastman School, and with Dominick Argento at the University of Minnesota. His work has been commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and published by ECS, Augsburg Fortress and MorningStar.
To be announced...
Catherine Carson, violin
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017
Susan Telander, soprano, has performed in oratorios, operas, and recitals, in both the Twin Cities and the Chicago area. Locally, she has sung with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, the Minnetonka Symphony, the Minnesota Chorale and the Minnesota Opera. While living in Chicago, she performed with The New Opera Company of Chicago, Essential Opera, Piccolo Productions, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chicago, and the William Ferris Chorale. She has also taught voice and numerous music and music education courses at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN. She currently maintains a home studio.
Mitchell Blatt grew up in the Washington, D.C. area where he studied clarinet with Sidney Forrest. He then attended the University of Michigan school of music in Ann Arbor on a music scholarship where he studied with David Shifrin and received a bachelor of musical arts degree. He especially appreciates the opportunity to play chamber music that Thursday Musical provides, and also enjoys his day job as an ophthalmologist.
Artu Duo: Ruth Marshall, cello; Garret Ross, piano (Thursday Musical debut)
Cellist Ruth Marshall maintains a diverse career as a performer and a pedagogue. As an orchestral musician, she is principal cello of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Springfield IL), a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra (Jacksonville OR), and a regular substitute with the Indianapolis Symphony in Indiana, and the Columbus Symphony in Ohio. Ruth is very active as a chamber musician. In addition to playing in MCSQ, she frequently performs as the “Artu Duo” with pianist Garret Ross across the United States, as well as in Canada and the UK. Ruth is a devoted cello teacher, and has been on the faculties of DePaul University, Butler University, and Illinois State University, and Eastern Illinois University.
Ruth holds undergraduate degrees in Comparative History of Ideas and Music Theory from the University of Washington, and graduate degrees in cello performance from DePaul University in Chicago IL. She was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and was a student at the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Aldeburgh Music Festival, and the Festival-Institute at Round Top.
Pianist Garret Ross enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. With a perpetual interest in chamber music, Ross is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Apollo Chamber Music Festival in Houston MN, now in its fifth year. Most recently, Ross has presented solo recitals at the Roerich Museum in NYC, and the Young Masters Recital Series in Valley Cottage NY.
Ross currently teaches at the Cyprus Music School and maintains a large private studio in Minneapolis. He attended NYU’s Steinhardt School, the University of Minnesota, and Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN. His principal teachers were Eteri Andjaparidze and Alexander Braginsky. Both Andjaparidze and Braginsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory where their teachers, Vera Gornostayeva and Teodor Gutmann, respectively, were students of Heinrich Neuhaus.