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
To be announced.
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. www.peggydoerrie.com
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.
A longtime member of Thursday Musical, Julie Ann Greif is a versatile performer on stage and in the studio. She has performed in opera, music theater, concert, recital, theater, dance, and cabaret. In addition, she is an actor, print model, voice-over talent and competitive ballroom dancer. She maintains a private voice and bodywork studio in Minneapolis, where she integrates the Alexander Technique. Julie Ann has performed with 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 and holds a MM in Voice, from the University of Minnesota. She has collaborated on many occasions to produce and perform in productions for underprivileged persons as well as producing benefit productions for various charities. She has studied French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin, Czech and Croatian. You can see her debut season with Theatre Unbound in their Fall 2016 production of "The Shrew".
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.
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.