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Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • MacPhail Center for Music 501 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55401 United States (map)

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

David Evan Thomas, composer

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.



Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Polonaise No. 2, Opus 21 in A major

Catherine Carson, violin
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017
Jr. High Strings


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Variations on Mozart's "Bei Männern," WoO 46 (1801) for Cello and Piano in E-flat major

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Variations on a Theme by Rossini, H. 290 (1942)                        

Artu Duo
Ruth Marshall, cello
Garret Ross, piano


Samuel Barber (1910 –1981)
The Hermit Songs (Op. 29, 1953)
   At St. Patrick’s Purgatory
   St. Ita’s Vision
   The Crucifixion
   The Desire for Hermitage 

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999)
Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios (1947)
   ¿Con qué la lavaré?
   Vos me matásteis
   ¿De dónde venís, amore?                                                                                                                                                     
   De los álamos vengo, madre 

Susan Telander, mezzo-soprano
Bryon Wilson, piano


Kevin Puts 2004 (b. 1972)
Three Nocturnes for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano 

Nanette Goldman, violin
Mary Hunt, piano
Mitch Blatt, clarinet


Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano 

Mitch Blatt, clarinet
Mary Hunt, piano



Performer Information

Catherine Carson, violin  Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017

Catherine Carson, violin
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017

Catherine Carson, violin
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017

Catherine Carson (Cate) is from Northfield, MN, and is a violin student of Sally O’Reilly. She is a 10th grader at the Shattuck – St. Mary’s School and has been playing the violin since she was four years old. Catherine is a prizewinner in many competitions including the Thursday Musical Competition, the Schubert Club Competition, the YPSCA Competition, the Rochester Music Guild Competition, and the 2018 Senior Level Music Teacher National Association in front of (MTNA) Competition, West Center Division. Her favorite academic subjects are English and History, but when not practicing or studying, Cate enjoys reading and spending time with her cat.

Artu Duo: Ruth Marshall, cello; Garret Ross, piano  (Thursday Musical debut)

Artu Duo: Ruth Marshall, cello; Garret Ross, piano (Thursday Musical debut)

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.

Susan Telander, soprano

Susan Telander, soprano

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.

Clockwise from top left: Mitch Blatt, clarinet; Nanette Goldman, violin; Mary Hunt, piano

Clockwise from top left: Mitch Blatt, clarinet; Nanette Goldman, violin; Mary Hunt, piano

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.

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. Nanette is a professor of Classical Languages at Macalester College.

Mary Hunt is a freelance piano soloist and collaborative pianist. With graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her playing has been featured on both Wisconsin and Minnesota Public Radio and on Wisconsin Public Television. Her teaching experience includes private studios in Madison and Houston, TX, and as a member of the faculty at Luther College and St. Joseph School of Music in St. Paul. She is also a consociate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Paul Province.

Earlier Event: April 18
Walker Methodist - Place
Later Event: April 29
Owatonna Arts Center