Saint Paul College is proud to present the 4th Annual Saint Paul College Music Series performances:
Rochester Chamber Music Society Trio
Horacio Nuguid, pianist
Laura Sewell, cellist
David Townsend, clarinetist
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Saint Paul College Theatre
Rochester Chamber Music Society Trio Performance
Join the Rochester Chamber Music Society Trio for a special evening performance at Saint Paul College at 7:30pm, January 21, 2016, in the College Theatre. The trio will be performing Beethoven's Trio in B♭, Op. 11 for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, which is also known by the nickname Gassenhauer Trio because of the very popular theme used in the third movement. This work will be the final number in this concert. Other works in the program include a mixture of duos by Villa-Lobos, Ravel, Piazzolla and Guastavino and a trio by Nino Rota.
Pianist Horacio Nuguid has collaborated as soloist with various orchestras such as the Manila Symphony, Rochester Symphony, St. Cloud Symphony, Austin Symphony and the Southwest Minnesota Symphony in the performances of some of the standard concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Ravel and Rachmaninov among others.
David Townsend is a soloist, educator, and woodwind repair technician. He was the principal clarinetist of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale for 32 years, and is a founding member of the Rochester Chamber Music Society which began in 2003. His concerto performances include works of Mozart, Weber, Spohr, Bruch, Krommer, Molter, Hindemith, and Copland. His quintet performances include works by Mozart, Brahms, Reger, Reicha, and Hindemith.
Cellist Laura Sewell enjoys an active and varied musical career and has distinguished herself as a highly respected chamber musician. Since 2007 she has been a member of the Artaria String Quartet which was appointed as one of Minnesota Public Radio’s ensembles-in-residence, was featured on Twin Cities Public Television’s Minnesota Originals series, and recently performed the complete Shostakovich quartet cycle to critical acclaim. Earlier in her career she was the founding cellist of the award-winning Lark Quartet.
Blues and Ragtime
Hilary Thavis, blues singer
Butch Thompson, ragtime piano master
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Saint Paul College Theatre
“A Prairie Home Companion” blues singer Hilary Thavis and ragtime piano master
Butch Thompson for a special evening performance at the Saint Paul College Open
House at 7:30pm, November 4, 2015, in the College Theatre. Both passionate
about the blues, they’ll breathe new life into some very old tunes—including the
first blues song ever recorded, “Crazy Blues” by Mamie Smith, and classics by Memphis
Minnie, Jelly Roll Morton, Ethel Waters and the “Empress” Bessie Smith.
Thavis, born in Rome, Italy, toured extensively with Italian band Gaia Groove,
opening for Lou Reed at Italy’s biggest blues festival in Pistoia. She recently
moved to the Twin Cities where she is working on a follow-up to her first
studio album Trouble & Truth. Lately,
she has appeared as a regular on Garrison Keillor’s nationally syndicated radio
show, “A Prairie Home Companion.”
a career spanning over 45 years, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson has
earned a worldwide reputation as a traditional jazz and ragtime master. He
tours widely as a soloist or at the helm of any of his several ensembles, and
is well known for his 12-year stint as house pianist on “A Prairie Home
Companion.” He has performed with many symphony orchestras, including the
Hartford Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic, the Minnesota
Orchestra, and the Cairo (Egypt) Symphony. Among Thompson’s many recordings are
his acclaimed 10-volume solo series on Daring/Rounder, the 1997 Grammy-winning
Verve release Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton, and his latest release, the
critically acclaimed duo CD Vicksburg Blues with guitarist Pat Donohue.
echoes of this powerful music reverberate throughout the theater and hallways,
we hope you make yourself at home as Saint Paul College gives you its warmest