Act I: Jazz & Romance
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Act I: Jazz & Romance

Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 22 by Clara Schumann
Lush and affectionate, the genius of composer Clara Schumann shines through

Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 86 by Nikolai Kapustin
A jazzy trio of kaleidoscopic colors and dazzling energy

Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 by Johannes Brahms
The original nonet version of one of Brahms’ most sunny and tuneful pieces

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The Stories

Clara Wieck Schumann was the first true female star musician in Europe. She gained fame as a touring pianist while still a child, and continued to perform throughout her life, supporting the family through her husband’s (Robert Schumann) health troubles, raising eight children, and through 40 years of widowhood. She was considered one of the finest musicians ever on the stage, popularized Schumann’s and Brahms’ music and somehow, through all that, found time to compose her own beautiful pieces as well.

Nikolai Kapustin, a composer and pianist in Moscow, first heard jazz on Voice of America broadcasts in the 1950s. Kapustin’s music was barely known in the West until after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when his jazz-infused piano works exploded on the scene thanks to several pianists who performed and recorded them.


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Directions and Parking

Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.

 
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Act II: Upon a Winter's Day
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Act II: Upon a Winter's Day

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos
An evocation of the sounds of the rain forest and an homage to Bach

Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet by Arthur Bliss
An intricate and serious work, commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge as Bliss was expanding his classical career while writing music for film and ballet

Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
The last of three magnificent quartets commissioned by the Russian Ambassador to Vienna, Count Andreas Razumovsky

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The Stories

Heitor Villa-Lobos was largely self-taught on clarinet, cello and guitar. As a teenager, after his father’s untimely death, he supported his family by playing in theater and cinema orchestras. In 1958, Villa-Lobos was commissioned by MGM to write the score for the movie Green Mansionsand he conducted the soundtrack.

Arthur Bliss’ eight film scores and several successful ballets in the 1920s and ‘30s led him to a job as Director of Music for the BBC in the early 1940s, and a knighthood in 1950.


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Directions and Parking

Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.

 
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Act III: Spring Serenade – Annual Food & Wine Event
Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Act III: Spring Serenade – Annual Food & Wine Event

Suite from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11 by Erich Korngold
Luscious incidental music, full of humor and love, for four scenes from Shakespeare’s endearing comedy

Trio for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano, WoO 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven wrote this youthful Trio when he was only 15 years old for one of his piano students and her family

Nonetto for Chamber Ensemble by Nino Rota
A quirky, delightful piece from the man who scored movies for the likes of Fellini, Zeffirelli, and Coppolaky

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The Stories

Three-time Academy Award nominee Erich Korngold won an Oscar in 1939 for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hoodstarring Errol Flynn.

Nino Rota created the score for The Godfather, featuring his beautiful main theme, and won an Oscar in 1975 for his score to The Godfather Part II.


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Directions and Parking

Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.

 
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Act IV: Romp & Circumstance
May
17
3:00 PM15:00

Act IV: Romp & Circumstance

L’Heure du Berger by Jean Françaix
A frisky romp in three scenes depicting Parisians enjoying a stylish café, complete with veryenergetic children

Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke
Rhapsodic and warm, this sonata will win your heart as we celebrate the 100th birthday of its creation

Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 139 by Josef Rheinberger
We end our season with the lush late romantic sonorities of Rheinberger’s Nonet

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The Stories

Rebecca Clarke was an English classical composer and violist best known for her chamber music featuring the viola. She also was one of the first women to succeed as a professional orchestral musician in the early twentieth century.


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Directions and Parking

Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.

 
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