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...
Alison Lee, piano
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2017
Jennifer Sylvester, soprano, holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA), in Music from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Speech-Language Hearing Science from the University of Minnesota. Jennifer participates regularly in the Thursday Musical Performing Artists recital series and has also performed recitals with the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series and Lord of Life Concert Series of Dallas. She has been a soloist for Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra for performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Shubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Bach’s St. John Passion and other works and serves as soprano section leader for Exultate. Jennifer has also sung as a soloist with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto and Aria Concert and has performed as a soloist for St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, University Lutheran Church of Hope and Grace University combined choirs in the Twin Cities, St Agnes Catholic Church of St. Paul and King of Glory Lutheran Church of Dallas, Texas. Other performing organizations Jennifer has sung with include the Fargo/Moorhead Civic Opera, Metroplex Opera of Dallas, Minnesota Opera Chorus and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorus.
Elizabeth Ericksen is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Carleton College and teaches violin and viola at MacPhail Center for Music. In the summer, she coaches string quartets at the Sartory String Quartet Institute at MacPhail. A founding member of the Sartory String Quartet, she is now in her eleventh year with Ensemble L'Autumno. Elizabeth is Past-President of MNSOTA (Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers' Association). Her mentors include Paul Rolland, Mary West, and Joseph Gingold.
The OK Factor: Karla Dietmeyer, violin; Olivia Diercks, cello (Thursday Musical debut)
Olivia Diercks and Karla Dietmeyer, cellist and violinist of The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky. The ease with which they write and perform their original music is organic, and their new-classical crossover style has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work. It continues to bring them success on stages such as The Dakota Jazz Club, The Cedar Cultural Center, The Aster Cafe, The Stone Arch Bridge Festival and more.
Olivia and Karla are passionate about educational outreach and community engagement. They conduct workshops for string students of all ages, using their instruments as vehicles for creative and innovative musical thinking. Olivia and Karla also provide programming to reach community members where they're at, creating an experience that inspires and encourages communities to explore music, and cultivate a curiosity about its role in their lives.
Following four years of writing, performing, and regional touring, The OK Factor is excited to share their fourth studio album, "That's Enough of That", released in August of 2016.