Thursday Musical Artist Series
Music from the Heart
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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
Hebrew traditional, arr. Michael Kibbe
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses)
William Grant Still (1895-1978)
arr. Adam Lesnick
Anda Buscando de Rosa en Rosa (Mexico) from Folk Song Suite No. 4 (A butterfly flits from rose to rose looking for love)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
arr. Karen K. Hansen
Solvejgs Sang (Solveig’s Song) from Peer Gynt
arr. Kenneth Bray
Song of the Suitors from Norwegian Suite
The Bride’s Song from Norwegian Suite
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
arr. Adam Lesnick
E lucevan le stelle (The Stars Were Shining) from Tosca
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
arr. Bill Holcombe
Bess You Is My Woman Now from Porgy and Bess
Andrejs Jansons (1937-2006)
Kāzu Dancis (Wedding Dance) from Suite of Old Lettish Dances
Dolce Wind Quintet
Nancy Wucherpfennig, flute
Stuart Sutter, oboe
Karen Hansen, clarinet
Ford Campbell, bassoon
Vicki Wheeler, horn
Fang Man (b. 1977)
A Folktale of the Four Dragons II for solo flute with narration (2013)
Daniel Dorff (b. 1956)
Desert Dusk for alto flute and cello (2017)
Jennifer Kennard, flute
Teresa Richardson, cello
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Mi chiamano Mimi (La Boheme)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
S’il est un charmant gazon
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Gretchen am Spinnrade
John Kander (b. 1927)
A Letter from Sullivan Ballou
Meghann Schmidt, soprano
Marianne Bryan, piano
Please note Jeana Ogren, piano has cancelled.
Dolce Wind Quintet performs regularly for Thursday Musical, the Schubert Club, Fridays in the Valley concert series, Summer Salon at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles in Burnsville, and the international Vintage Band Festival in Northfield. As Class Notes Artists for Classical Minnesota Public Radio in 2013-14 and 2016-17, Dolce played dozens of concerts for thousands of school children. Dolce also performs on the MPR and the AFL-CIO stages at the Minnesota State Fair and has performed for concert series in St. Cloud and in Hayward and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Dolce musicians are freelance performers and teachers who hold positions (in various combinations) with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, Mississippi Valley Orchestra and St. Cloud Symphony. Ford spent a year studying at Oxford and a year performing in Jamaica. Karen played in the Moody Blues backing orchestra and Merce Cunningham’s OCEAN and gives music lectures on cruise ships. Nancy is the musical director for school plays and played the premier performances of The Ladysmith Story opera with Karen. Stuart makes reeds, reads, cooks and works out. Vicki performed for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, and plays Swiss Alphorn in the Upper Midwest and abroad.
An avid educator and performer, Dr. Jennifer Kennard has performed with orchestras throughout the Northeast and Midwest and has performed as a solo and chamber musician throughout the United States and Australia. Dr. Kennard received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Michigan State University and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Her teachers include Richard Sherman, Ervin Monroe, Randy Bowman, and Kenneth Andrews.
Teresa Richardson, cellist, is Assistant Principal of the Minnesota Opera and is an active freelance musician in the Twin Cities area. Teresa has performed in many orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, National Repertory Orchestra, Mill City Summer Opera, and Duluth Superior Symphony. She appeared as soloist with orchestra performing concertos by Elgar, Haydn and Saint-Saëns, Boccherini and Vivaldi.
Fulfilling a strong passion for teaching, Teresa is on the faculty at North Star Cello Academy and MacPhail Center for Music, and has taught at University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, St. Joseph’s School of Music, and Affetti Festival in Anchorage, Alaska. She completed Suzuki Method training with Pamela Devenport, Jean Dexter, Barbara Wampner, Beth Cantrell, Melissa Kraut, and Carey Beth Hockett.
Originally from Clifton, Virginia, Teresa began her study of the cello at age nine through Fairfax County Public Schools. Teresa earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in cello performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she graduated with high distinction. Her past instructors include Janos Starker, Emilio Colon, Helga Winold, Loran Stephenson, Barbara van Patten, and Anne Rupert.
Meghann Schmidt has appeared in operas and musicals with Theater Latte Da (La Boheme, Susannah), Skylark Opera (Iolanthe), Colorado Lyric Opera (Into the Woods), CU Opera (La Boheme, Turn of the Screw, Die Fledermaus, Dialogue of the Carmelites), Top Hat Theater (Cinderella), and the Black Hills Summer Music Festival (Carmen, The Old Maid and the Thief), as guest soloist with the Minnesota Philharmonic (Knoxville: Summer of 1915), the St. Thomas Liturgical Choir and performing German Lied in the Stephaniensaal and Johaneum concert halls in Graz, Austria. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Marianne Bryan earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She served as President of Minnesota Music Teachers Association and also on the national board of Music Teachers National Association. Currently an independent piano teacher, her previous teaching experience includes 20 years at the University of St. Thomas. A frequent performer, Dr. Bryan has performed at the Ordway Theatre, Walker Arts Center, Northrop Auditorium, and Temple Israel as well as on the live radio broadcasts "Live from Landmark" in St. Paul and "Noontime at Hochstein" in New York.