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
To be announced...
Olivia Schurke, soprano
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017
Charles Wazanowski began studying tuba in the eighth grade. Although he has attained advanced degrees from the Hartt School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music he is still studying and learning. Being around great artists, Mr. Wazanowski learned from them that music was their access to the eternal as well as way to tell a story. Put another way, you just want to play music for someone you love. Mr. Wazanowski plays locally with the River Falls Brass and the Rochester (MN) Symphony Orchestra. He has a website that can be found at CharlesWazanowski.com.
Jane McMillen Thelen is a singer, voice teacher and director in many Twin Cities area venues. She was last seen as the mother in Lyric Arts production of Pinkalicious. She also served as the choir director and soloist for Family of Christ Lutheran Church for 10 years as well as directing many children's productions there. Ms. Thelen has been a long standing member of the MN Opera chorus and was featured as the Milliner in Der Rosenkavalier.
Ms. Thelen received her Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College and has completed her Masters of Music studies at the University of MN. While of the U of MN, Ms. Thelen sang the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Wordsworth in Albert Herring and understudied the role of Illia in Idomeneo. Other favorite roles she has performed are Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor as well as many musical theater roles including Sara in Guys and Dolls, Maria in The Sound of Music and Josephine in HMS Pinafore.
Beth Blackledge, flute, originally from Iowa, graduated from Drake University. She is the principal flutist for St. Paul Civic Symphony. She has appeared as soloist for Thursday Musical, Upper Midwest Flute Association, the Des Moines Symphony and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. She is a private flute teacher in the Twin City Area.