Thursday Morning Artist Series
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 3 BWV 1009
Lindsay Schlemmer, cello
(Thursday Musical debut)
Op. 78, Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande
George Friderick Handel
Sonata in C Major, HWV 365
Russell Dedrick, flute
Susan Garrelts, piano
“Borrowed from Brahms”
from Etudes on Songs of Brahms, Op. 88 (2004)
Letters (2017) – World Premiere
The Mountains are Vast…
leggiero and ben marcato
Playing Brahms (2016) – World Premiere
This work was commissioned through and made possible by the University of Minnesota Morris Faculty Research Enhancement Funds.
Ann DuHamel, piano
Due to illness, Teresa Tierney, soprano, has cancelled.
Lindsay Schlemmer is an active freelance cellist and teacher in the Minneapolis Metro Area. As Principal cellist of the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, she enjoys supporting their mission of educational outreach and building community along with performing great orchestral works. Lindsay is one of the founding members of the Meadowlark String Quartet. The Meadowlark Quartet performs both in the twin-cities as well as in Southwest Minnesota through both traditional chamber music concerts and educational classroom concerts. Lindsay serves as both the executive director and cello faculty at the Southwest Minnesota String Festival which takes place each summer at Southwest Minnesota State University.
In addition to teaching out of her home studio in South Minneapolis, Lindsay is also the Adjunct Cello Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University. She loves teaching students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds because she is amazed by the diversity of how each person learns, is motivated, and inspired by music.
Lindsay has been studying cello for seventeen years, and will begin her doctoral studies in the fall of 2015 with the Berneking Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She has had the privilege to study her passion with many inspirational teachers. Lindsay earned her Master's in cello performance at the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the guidance of Dr. Tanya Remenikova. At Illinois Wesleyan University, she earned her Bachelor of Music while studying with Dr. Nina Gordon. During her time at Wesleyan, Lindsay spent a semester studying music in Vienna Austria where she took lessons from cellist Joseph Luitz. Lindsay also had the privilege to perform in a chamber music festival and tour in Bulgaria. Before college, Lindsay studied with Dr. Ben Smith and Elise Kuutti in Duluth where she was first introduced to the vibrant world of music at an early age by her parents.
Russell Dedrick, flute, studied at the Manhattan School of Music and directed the New Music Ensemble at Mannes School of Music in New York. He played in the Orquesta del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico, for two seasons. Locally, he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence and many other orchestras and chamber music groups, including the Dedrick Flute Duo and Monarch Trio.
Praised for the “grace and sensitivity” of her playing as well as her enthusiastic teaching, pianist Ann DuHamel serves as Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Minnesota, Morris, where she coordinates and teaches solo, collaborative, and group piano, as well as piano pedagogy and piano literature. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova. Prior to her time at UI, she was Assistant Director to Paul Wirth at the Central MN Music School. In 2013 Ann received the MTNA-PTG Performance Study scholarship to work with Lowell Liebermann on his solo piano nocturnes. In collaboration with saxophonist Preston Duncan, she commissioned and premiered a new work at the 12th Annual International Saxophone Conference in Mexico City, where her playing and teaching was described as “…a delight for the ears and the soul.” A founding member of new music group ensemble: Périphérie, she returned to Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the ensemble under the auspices of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) in the fall of 2013. Past performances include venues in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Uruguay, and across the U.S., including the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music; upcoming performances include venues in Minnesota, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas.