Sunday, October 17, 2021 – 3 pm
Pre-concert talk – 2:15 pm
Mississippi Valley Orchestra
Sarah Grimes Plays Coleridge-Taylor (in honor of Henry Charles Smith)
Ho-Yin Kwok, conductor
Sarah Grimes, violin
Ryan Holt, student of Dr. Chris Weldon, winner of the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association Concerto Competition 2020
Smith: Fanfares for MVO Royalty
Siesky: Remnants (World Premiere in collaboration with …And We Were Heard, initiative for underrepresented composers)
Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G major for Violin, op. 39
Rachmaninoff: Moderato from Piano Concerto No. 2
Hanson: Symphony No. 2 ‘Romantic’, op. 30
Sunday, January 9, 2022
3 pm – Timothy Olsen, organ
Timothy Olsen teaches a studio of high school, undergraduate and graduate organ majors as the Kenan Professor of Organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Associate Professor of Organ at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Olsen also serves as Cantor at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem.
A graduate of Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Olsen enjoys a multi-faceted career in organ pedagogy, performance, and sacred music. Dr. Olsen is an avid proponent of 20th and 21st century music having premiered numerous compositions for organ and for organ/trumpet duo. He also enjoys performing baroque music on period instruments – both as a solo organist and as a continuo player.
You will not want to miss Dr. Olsen’s performance on Augustana’s world-class Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ!
Friday, March 18, 2022
7 pm – St. Olaf Cantorei and Manitou Singers
The Cantorei and Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) will perform a concert centered around the work, “True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata,” composed by Jodi Goble. This work features texts drawn from African American women poets and civil rights activists from 1863 to the present day.