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November 21, 2019

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

Thursday Musical 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


Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
   III. Abyss of the Birds

Jackson Brown, Clarinet
Young Artist Scholarship Winner 2019 – 1st place College Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion


J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata No. 3 in C Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005

Dragan Stojkovic, violin


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Suite V in E Major, HWV 430
   Aria with five variations 'The harmonious blacksmith'

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Ballade in F minor, Op. 52

Salam Murtada, piano


Scotty Horey
Embodiment Prelude

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Lute Suite in E minor BWV 996

Guillo Espel
Octubre, Un Flor en mi Puerta

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gigue from Lute Suite in E minor BWV 996

Scotty Horey
Shake it off

Scotty Horey, solo marimba

Program order subject to change.

Please note that Holly Ager, violin has cancelled.


Performer Information

Jackson Brown, clarinet
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2019

Jackson Brown is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and is currently a Senior at St. Olaf College. At St. Olaf, Jackson has been a member of the St. Olaf Band, Orchestra, and various chamber ensembles. With these groups he has toured across the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and performed in Carnegie Hall. He has spent his summers attending Aria International Academy, Eastern Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Center. His principal teachers include Scott Anderson, Gabriel Campos-Zamora, and Carmelo Galante. Outside of music, Jackson works as an academic tutor and enjoys reading.

Dragan Stojkovic, violin

Dragan Stojkovic, violin

Dragan Stojkovic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia, where he received a bachelor of Music degree at the Music Academy. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the University of Minnesota. Dragan has been a violin and viola teacher and a freelance violinist for over twenty years in the Twin Cities. He currently teaches at home, and is a violin instructor at Normandale Community College. Locally he has performed with the Minnesota Opera, Vocal Essence, Minnesota Sinfonia and other ensembles.

Salam Murtada, piano

Salam Murtada, piano

Salam Murtada is a native of Amman, Jordan. He was a semi-finalist in the Fourth Van Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2004, a semi-finalist in the Washington International Piano Artist Competition in 2006 and a prize winner in the Greensboro Music Academy National Piano Competition in 2000. He has been featured on WDAV 89.9 FM (Charlotte, NC), several newspapers in North Carolina, the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Tribune, the London Times, HDTV and BBC Radio. His original compositions have recently been premiered in the US and Australia. He believes in the power of music to heal and build peace between people and nations. His piano instructors include John Ruggero of Raleigh NC, Christine Kefferstan of West Virginia University at Morgantown, Lita Guerra of the University of Texas at Austin, and Samia Ghannoum in Amman, Jordan. He has also coached with Walter Hautzig and Vanessa Cornett-Murtada. A professional civil and environmental engineer, Salam spends his days conducting hydrologic and hydraulic watershed and floodplain modeling for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Scotty Horey, percussion

Scotty Horey, percussion

Dr. Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is a passionate and versatile percussionist, solo artist, and teacher based in the twin cities. He performs locally, nationally and internationally as a solo percussion artist, a percussionist for hire, and is a drums/percussion teacher of all levels: children, teen, college level, and adult students. He is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and an active solo performer and clinician as a SABIAN endorsed artist and VIC FIRTH endorsed artist. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, jazz/fusion, solo marimba, mind/body ""holistic"" awareness, and cross cultural understanding, specifically with Latin American countries, where he has become prolific in recent years as a guest artist/teacher.

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