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Music Series

Saint Paul College is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Saint Paul College Music Series.

Concerts in this year’s series include:

The Lowry Hill Chamber Players

Thursday, September 29, 2013
Saint Paul College Theatre

Members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chiarina Piano Quartet combine for the opening concert of the Saint Paul College Music Series in an evening of chamber music with a performance of Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata, a Rossini string quartet, and Schubert’s “Trout” (Piano Quintet in A major).

Luke Norell, pianist

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Saint Paul College Theatre

A native of rural Minnesota, Luke Norell made his solo debut at age 17 with the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra. His prizes include first place awards in the Schubert Club Competition, the Bunny Just Piano Festival Competition, the University of Northwestern Concerto Competition, and the Third Biennial Lee Piano Competition. He has concertized internationally as soloist and chamber musician from Vienna, Austria to Panama City, Panama, and also performs frequently with his wife, pianist Mary Rose Norell in the Norell Piano Duo. An active teacher, Luke serves each summer on the faculty of the Young Artist World Piano Festival and the University of Northwestern Piano Institute in the Twin Cities. Most recently, he completed the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where his teacher was the distinguished American pianist André Watts.

The Rochester Chamber Ensemble
Works for Wind Instruments and Piano

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saint Paul College Theatre

The Rochester Chamber Ensemble will present an array of works for win instruments and piano.  David Townsend and Allen Bishop will be joined by Caroline Lemen and Norbert Nielubowski of the Minnesota Orchestra to perform with pianist Horacio Nuguid works by Beethoven, Schumann, Glinka and Nielsen.

The Bakken Trio
The French Connection...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Saint Paul College Theatre

Throughout its thirty year history, the Bakken musicians have always performed a diverse repertoire including classics, seldom ventured works by old and new composers, and world premieres that demonstrate their ability to thrive in difficult and seldom-traveled waters. A premier chamber ensemble in the Twin Cities, The Bakken Trio has won the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship and has recorded two CDs. The ensemble will present an all-French program featuring the Ravel and Debussy Sonatas, and the Fauré Piano Quartet.

A reception will follow each performance.

A $5.00 suggested donation is requested for each concert. This tax deductible donation will help support the music program at Saint Paul College.