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Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Thursday Musical Artist Series

Fire and Ice: Hot Latin Music for January


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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


Manuel Ponce (1886-1948)

Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Alma Brasileira from Choros No. 5

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
   Preludio – (Introdução)
   Coral – (Canto do Sertão)

David Viscoli, piano


Jorge Cardoso (b. 1949)
Milonga (ca. 1980)

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Prelude No. 4 

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Española, Op. 47

Mark Bussey, classical guitar


Carlos Guastavino, Argentina (1922-2000)
Pueblito, mi pueblo*

Carlos Guastavino, Argentina (1922-2000)
La rosa y el sauce

Jaime León, Colombia (1923-2015)

Eduardo Fabini, Uruguay (1882-1950)

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazil
Canção de amor

Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuba (1874-1944)

Jayme Ovalle, Brazil (1894-1955)

Patricia Kent, soprano
Edward Turley, piano
*With Sahar Hassan, mezzo soprano

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Cuban Overture, arranged for 1 piano, 4 hands

Rebecca Heyn, primo
Lacey West, secondo

Performer Information

David Viscoli,  piano

David Viscoli, piano

Pianist, David Viscoli, has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Performances of note include recitals at the National Theatre in Panama, the National University of Arts in Taiwan, the Teatro Rosalia Castro in Coruña, Spain, and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna, Austria.  He has also performed at major universities in North America. In addition, he has performed with principal members of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.

David Viscoli has participated in summer festivals including the Festival de Música Alfredo De Saint-Malo (Panama) and the Aspen Music Festival. He has performed on radio and television broadcasts throughout the United States. His recordings are found on MnSpin and the Eroica label.

After earning his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Texas at Austin, David Viscoli attended The University of Southern California where he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees as a student of John Perry.  He has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. His students have also won numerous awards. He is currently a Professor of Piano and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mark Bussey,  guitar

Mark Bussey, guitar

Mark Bussey began studying classical guitar while completing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and English at Amherst College. He holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. During the day, Mark runs a small software company which helps libraries, museums, and archives make their unique collections available online.

Patricia Kent,  soprano

Patricia Kent, soprano

Patricia Kent has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the Wooster (OH) Symphony, the Duluth Superior Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She holds a DMA from the University of Minnesota, where she won the coveted Schussler Prize. She is an active performer in opera, chamber music, recitals and oratorio. She recently played the role of the Mother in Arbeit Opera’s production of Menotti’s The Consul. Patricia and Ed are featured with Carolyn Finley in “Songs in Portuguese, Catalan and Spanish”: Both Edward and Patricia serve on the music faculty at the College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University (CSB/SJU). Patricia also teaches at Macalester College.

Edward Turley is active throughout the Upper Midwest as a recitalist, soloist, accompanist, clinician and adjudicator and has collaborated on ten CDs. He was the recipient of the Sister Mary Grell Teacher of Distinction Award in 1996 and has served as chair of the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Music Department for 18 years.

Egyptian American mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan maintains a busy schedule as a chamber musician and frequent oratorio soloist. Committed to bringing lesser known works to life, she is artistic director of the Twin Cities based Ladyslipper Ensemble, which was born out of her love for chamber music.

Lacey West  and  Rebecca Heyn,  piano duo  Thursday Musical Debut

Lacey West and Rebecca Heyn, piano duo
Thursday Musical Debut

Lacey West received a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 Instrumental) degree from South Dakota State University, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Northern Arizona University.  Since graduating, she has taught elementary general music and 5-12th grade band, and was an adjunct Professor of Music at Crown College in St. Bonifacius where she taught piano, percussion, theory, and history courses.  There she also performed solo and collaborative recitals, including recitals with Rebecca Heyn.  Lacey maintains a private music studio in Carver, MN.  Lacey enjoys playing the piano at various churches and schools in the area and plays percussion in the Bloomington Medalist Concert Band.   Lacey is an active member of the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) and the Minnesota Music Teachers’ Association (MMTA).

Rebecca Heyn earned her Master’s degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music (Northern Arizona University) and her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance (University of MN-Morris) Rebecca subsequently went on to join faculties at the Talent Education Suzuki School (Norwalk, CT), Saint Joseph’s School of Music (Saint Paul) and MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, MN).  Rebecca has collaborated on stage for Thursday Musical, Studio Z, and The Minnesota History Center. Her discography includes Broken Sweets and For Now the Winter has Passed (Dr. Chris Granias). Requests for her accompanying spans all ages, genres, and instruments. Rebecca recently relocated to Alexandria from Roseville with her husband Abram and their three children, Grace (5), Edwin (4) and Joseph (2).

This past October Rebecca performed in a Multiple Sclerosis Benefit recital, original works by Dr. Chris Granias of Saint Paul and will be participating in a Telethon this coming December in Alexandria to benefit those in need.  When not busy teaching or performing, Rebecca is busy with her husband raising their three children—-spending time outdoors, reading, puzzles, and jamming on the keyboard and drumset are a few of their favorite activities.

Earlier Event: January 16
Walker Place
Later Event: January 24
Carondelet Village