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Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 4801 France Avenue South Edina, MN, 55410 United States (map)

Thursday Musical Artist Series


Parking Information: FREE on site

Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am

Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating


Yvonne Desportes (1907-1993)
Suite Italienne

Catherine McMichael (b. 1954)
Legends from The Greenwood - Three Legends of North America

Derek Charke (b. 1974)
Raga Saat

FluteSpiration Quartet
Trudi Anderson, flute & alto flute
Mark Brudevold, flute
Peggy Doerrie, flute
Sandra Sheih, flute


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs)


Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen
   Ännchen’s aria from the opera “Der Freischütz” (Op. 77) 1821 

Julie Ann Greif, soprano
Sarah Lockwood, piano


Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)
From 36 Arie di Stile Antico
   O del mio amato ben
   Sorge il sol! Che fai tu?
   Quando ti rivedrò    

Jim Reilly (b. 1943)
Three Walking Songs (2016)
   I’ll Go for a Walk
   The First Snow (Waiting for Billy)
   Loony Song About the Cuckoo 

Jim Reilly, tenor
Beatrice Giere, piano


Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Dumka, Op. 59

Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937) 
Variations, Op. 41 (1984)  

Rie Tanaka, piano


Performer Information

FluteSpiration: Trudi Anderson,   Mark Brudevold, Peggy Doerrie,   Sandra Sheih

FluteSpiration: Trudi Anderson, Mark Brudevold, Peggy Doerrie, Sandra Sheih

FluteSpiration: Trudi Anderson, Mark Brudevold, Peggy Doerrie, Sandra Sheih

Peggy Doerrie serves as Principal Flutist with the St. Cloud Symphony (since 1990) and Northern Symphony (since 2003) and has been featured as concerto soloist with both orchestras. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Cornell College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota. Solo recital work with Thursday Musical, Schubert Club, Hauenstein Series, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, American Swedish Institute and Benefit Recitals. Chamber playing has included Lametti Chamber Winds (quintet), Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, Flute Choir Tour to France, Kenwood Trio, Northern Star Flute and Guitar, Windsong Duo (flute & harp), and FluteSpiration Quartet (four flutes). Active as a flute instructor, chamber, and church musician in the Twin Cities area for many years. Peggy has served on the Board of Directors of both the Upper Midwest Flute Association and Thursday Musical.

Mark Brudevold is a midnight musician, known for his frequent late night practicing sessions. Mark enjoys playing his flute in a variety of settings, from morning church services and small ensembles to full orchestra with choir. He is currently a member of Exultate Chamber Orchestra and Thursday Musical, and has played with Kenwood Symphony, Linden Hills Orchestra, Century College Orchestra, and the University of Minnesota Campus Orchestra. Mark studies with Elaine Eagle. During the day he works as an electrical engineer at Graco Inc.

Julie Ann Greif,  soprano

Julie Ann Greif, soprano

Longtime Thursday Musical Artist, Julie Ann Greif is a versatile performer on stage and in the studio. She has performed in theater, dance, opera, music theater, concert, recital, and cabaret.  In addition, she is a commercial actor, print model, voice-over talent and an award winning competitive ballroom dancer. She maintains a private voice and bodywork studio called Greif Performance Studio in Minneapolis, where she integrates the Alexander Technique.  Julie Ann has performed with Persistent Theatre Productions, Phoenix Theater, Theatre Unbound, Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Studio Lirico (Italy), Opera 101, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Co., Northstar Opera, Sunset Playhouse, Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Dance With Us America, among others.  She was the recipient of a Schubert Club Special Artist Grant to study opera in Italy and holds a MM in Voice, from the University of Minnesota. She is currently the Executive Director of Persistent Theatre Productions. For more information, please visit

Sarah Lockwood received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Depauw University (Greencastle, IN), and her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Sarah has held staff accompanist positions at Carleton College, Augsburg College and MacPhail Center for Music. She has collaborated with participants for various competitions such as The Schubert Club, Thursday Musical and NATS, and has also worked with singers for Minnesota Opera auditions. Sarah teaches privately in Hastings, Minnesota where she lives with her husband and two daughters and is the Director and owner of Hastings Arts Center since 2014.

Jim Reilly,  tenor and  Beatrice Giere,  piano

Jim Reilly, tenor and Beatrice Giere, piano

Although Jim Reilly is best known to Thursday Musical audiences as a collaborative pianist he performs regularly as both a singer and solo pianist. In one capacity or another he has appeared in over twenty states as well as Norway and Holland. He is the Music Director Emeritus at Mindekirken, and has an extensive repertoire in Nordic music. He has performed at the Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St. Paul, The American Swedish Institute, the Danish-American Cultural Center, the Schubert Club Landmark Series, The Leif Eriksson International Festival, The First Unitarian Society of Madison Concert Series, and many other local venues.

Beatrice Giere has appeared on many of these programs as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, since joining Thursday Musical in 1975. She has performed throughout the Twin Cities, including the Ordway McKnight Theatre, the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, and several times on Minnesota Public Radio. With tenor Jim Reilly she has performed at the Nordvendt Series, the American Swedish Institute and the Landmark Noon Series among others. They have frequently given concerts in Madison, WI, and in have performed together at the Nordland Musikkfestuke, a music festival in Bodø, Norway. Ms. Giere, a former piano instructor at Macalester, maintains an active teaching studio in St. Louis Park.

Rie Tanaka,  piano  Thursday Musical Debut

Rie Tanaka, piano
Thursday Musical Debut

Japanese pianist Rie Tanaka is a prize winner of international and national competitions in Japan and the United States.

She had won West Central MTNA Young Artist Competition (Winner), Schubert Club Scholarship Competition (1st Prize), Chautauqua International Piano Competition (Finalist, Best Performance of Commissioned Piece Award), Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition (1st Prize), 8th Rosenstock International Piano Competition (Jury Special Award), Kyoto Piano Concours (Bronze), and more.

As an active soloist and a collaborative pianist, Tanaka frequently performs in the Twin Cities and Central Wisconsin. She has appeared in venues such as NHK Osaka hall, Phoenix hall in Osaka, Japan, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Landmark Center, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra center, Sundin Hall, in St. Paul, MN.

Tanaka received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where she studied under Raffi Besalyan. She received a Master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and continued her stay to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the guidance of Alexander Braginsky.

Tanaka is a piano instructor at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. She is a frequent guest artist for the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Green Lake Chamber Music Camp, and Minnesota International Piano Camp.

Earlier Event: November 14
Walker Place
Later Event: November 29
Thursday, November 29, 2018