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Thursday, February 8, 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


Claude Debussy
Prelude, Book I #VIII, The Girl with Flaxen Hair

Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludio XXIV Book I WTC

Sergei Prokofiev
March in F minor, Op. 12, No. 1

Alfred Grunfeld
Romance in F# major Op. 45, No. 1

Johannes Brahms
Rhapsody in G minor Op. 79, No. 2

Vern Maetzold, piano

Johannes Brahms
Sonata in D major, Op. 78 

David Holmes, cello
Marianne Bryan, piano


Alessandro Marcello (Transcription by Johann Sebastian Bach)
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, BWV 974

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue (1924)

Amy Grinsteiner, piano

Performer Information

Vern Maetzold , piano

Vern Maetzold, piano

Vern Maetzold began studying piano in Glenwood, Mn at the age of 12. He attended the Oberlin Conservatory. He holds a B.S. in Music and an M.S.W. in social work. His social work career spanned 1960 to 1999. Meanwhile he continued to study piano, collecting and performing solo, duo, chamber and orchestral works. He has accompanied professionally and was a church pianist for many years.

David Holmes , cello

David Holmes, cello

David Holmes grew up in Texas, but has lived in Minneapolis since 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas (1993). A Suzuki teacher for over 20 years, David has been a guest clinician at over 50 Suzuki institutes across the country and has presented at the Suzuki National Conference twice. As a columnist for the award-winning MNSOTA Journal for the past 10 years, David has published numerous articles on cello teaching. He also has been published in the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) journal. David taught at the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education Program from 1994-2014. He currently teaches at the North Star Cello Academy in the twin cities. He was awarded the Master Studio Teacher Award in 2014 from the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA). David is cellist in the Northern Lights String Quartet, is an artist member of ThursdayMusical, has been principal cellist of the Minnetonka and Bloomington Symphonies, and has performed with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. 

Amy Grinsteiner , piano  (Thursday Musical debut)

Amy Grinsteiner, piano (Thursday Musical debut)

A native of Montana, Dr. Amy Grinsteiner earned music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, University of Washington, University of Colorado and the Royal Academy of Music in London. As a recipient of both the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Award and the P.E.O. National Scholar Award, Amy has traveled extensively building awareness and appreciation for the arts. Amy is an Assistant Professor in the joint College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Department of Music teaching piano and Music through History.

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Later Event: February 10
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