An Afternoon with Adam Jaffe


Admission to this concert is FREE

Harpsichordist Adam Jaffe will offer a recital spanning several centuries of early music and including works by Bach, Rameau, and Peter Philips.

Unmeasured Prelude in C major - Louis Couperin
Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 870 - J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 865 - J.S. Bach
Pavan and Galliard Dolorosa - Peter Philips
Chaconne - Jacques Duphly
Preludes from L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin: C major, B minor, E minor, F major - Francois Couperin
Les Tendres Plaintes - J.P. Rameau
Les Niais de Sologne - J.P. Rameau 

The Grand Tour: Music from England and Italy ca. 1600

Terzetti Lute Duo
Philip Rukavina and Thomas Walker, Jr., lutes


$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students

Through both contemporary and modern arrangements of music for two lutes, you will experience the tuneful, finely-crafted counterpoint of Elizabethan England side by side with the powerful and dramatic, nuove musiche from Baroque Italy. It’s a grand tour de force not to be missed! The program includes music by John Dowland, Thomas Robinson, John Johnson, Antonio Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Cima, and others.

The Not-So-Predictable Musical Meanderings of Tom Thumb & Babar

Shahzore Shah, narrator and Autumn L. Zander, piano


Admission to this event is FREE

Whimsical in nature, each of these two pieces delivers a story using the independent voices of pianist and narrator, sometimes crossing and sometimes joining together. The narrator’s text is taken from the children’s stories The Adventure of Tom Thumb and The Story of Babar with corresponding piano interludes written by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Francis Poulenc, respectively. Both works represent a unique merge of folk tradition and high art for these two composers, both of whom were leaders of 20th century music scholarship. To the modern audience, these pieces will demonstrate the role of music as a partner in conveying the drama of a story, much like a film soundtrack. The intimate setting will make everyone comfortable listening to the stories/music by being physically close to the storytellers.

Mrs. Winter's Jump and other Elizabethan Favorites

Philip Rukavina, 7 and 8-course Renaissance lutes

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 | 7:30 P.M.

$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students

An intimate concert of English music for the solo 7 and 8-course lute. The music is from the time of Elizabeth I and is taken from courtly masques and other collections. The program features lute compositions by John Dowland (1563-1626), Anthony Holborne (1545-1602), and John Johnson (1545-94), among others. 

Nordic Baroque: Rediscovered Masterworks from Eighteenth-Century Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Marc Levine, baroque violin
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 | 3:00 P.M.

$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students 

From the fiery to the sublime, experience the rich yet rarely-explored world of Scandinavian 18th century music. This program features modern-day regional premieres of violin sonatas and harpsichord works by Johan Helmich Roman, called 'the Father of Swedish Music,' Norwegian violin virtuoso Johann Henrik Freithoff, and Finnish composer Thomas Byström, and more.

Sonata in D minor for violin and basso continuo - Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)
Variations on the Russian song ‘Ah, I’m so lonely' - J.G.W. Palschau (1741-1815)
Essay in C Major for solo violin - Johan Helmich Roman
Sonata in B flat for harpsichord and violin, Op. 1 #1 - Thomas Byström (1772-1839)
Sonata in E Major for violin and basso continuo - Johan Henrik Freithoff (1713-1767)
Sonata in A minor for solo harpsichord - Henrik Philip Johnsen (1717-1779)
Sonata in A Major for violin and basso continuo - Johan Agrell (1701-1765) 

Pairings: Seeing the Baroque through Modern Eyes 

Tami Morse, harpsichord
Marc Levine, baroque violin
Tulio Rondon, viola da gamba
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 | 3:00 P.M.

Admission to this event is FREE

Premiere performances of works by
Kirsten Broberg, Abbie Betinis, Asako Hirabayashi & Nissim Schaul

Made possible through an Arts Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, harpsichordist Tami Morse presents a concert of newly commissioned works inspired by baroque music. Through these pairings, insight will be brought to the baroque pieces as seen through the eyes of modern-day composers.

Pairings are: d'Anglebert/Hirabayashi, Frescobaldi/Schaul, Rameau/Betinis & Purcell/Broberg.

The Art Songs of Jocelyn Hagen
A Recital and CD Release Party

Bradley Greenwald, baritone
Linh Kauffman, soprano
Gary Ruschman, tenor
Sonja Thompson, piano

SATURDAY, May 18 | 7:30 P.M.

Admission to this event is FREE

2010 McKnight Fellowship recipient and composer Jocelyn Hagen has been writing songs since she was a young child. Now an established composer of choral, wind ensemble, chamber and orchestral music, she is thrilled to announce the release of her first dedicated professional recording. The award-winning songs on the program include love songs, her settings of poetry by E. E. Cummings, as well as a significant and dramatic work entitled Songs of Fields and Prairies, commissioned by the North Dakota Music Teachers Association.