Thursday Musical 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
To be announced
Kirill Nazarov, piano
2019 Young Artist Scholarship Winner, First Place, High School Piano
Bio coming soon!
Soprano Debra Gilroy enjoys an active performance schedule with a wide variety of music organizations. Ms. Gilroy has performed with Mill City Opera, based in Minneapolis, in performances of Carmen, Pagliacci and La Fille du Régiment. She has also performed in concert operas with the Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota Orchestra. A representative list includes La Boheme, La Traviata, Carmen, Candide, Madama Butterfly, Cosi Fan Tutti, and The Tender Land.
Ms. Gilroy is currently a member of the voice faculty at both Hamline University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College and maintains a private voice studio in Minneapolis. She is a section leader and soloist for First Unitarian Center of Mount Curve and the Minnesota Chorale. She earned her post-graduate certification in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota and earned her master’s and bachelor degrees in Music Education. www.debragilroy.com
Lux String Quartet
Stephanie Skor, violin; Erika Blanco, violin; Kirsti Petraborg, viola; Eric Graf, cello
Lux String Quartet is a Twin-Cities based ensemble, bringing a dynamic edge to performance and education since 2013. As avid recitalists, Lux maintains an active presence in a wide array of musical spheres, from concert halls and churches, to coffee shops and podcasts. Their concert series, "Lattes with Lux," established an enthusiastic fan base and is currently hosted by several local, independent coffee houses around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. A wide spectrum of musical backgrounds and tastes contributes to the group's creativity, which is reflected in their collaborative projects with other artists. In addition to presenting classical repertoire, Lux frequently collaborates with other musicians, actors, and composers to perform contemporary works, pushing boundaries of presentation, form, and aesthetic. Dedicated to music education and instilling a love for their art in the next generation, Lux String Quartet presents at elementary schools and other music education programs. They have served as quartet-in-residence at Augsburg University Suzuki Talent Education and the Oskaloosa Music Festival.
Elliot Wilcox has been a performing artist for Thursday Musical since 1983. He holds master’s degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University and in music theory from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Wilcox is a member of the music faculty at Century College in White Bear Lake where he teaches music theory and ear training, and conducts the Century Chamber Orchestra.