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A publication of Thursday Musical SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013


President’s Letter

Liz Nordling, President

CONTENTS President’s Letter


Artist Series




Home Programs


Performing Members 5 Young Artist Prgm


Community Concerts 10 Home Programs Res.




Events of Note


I am delighted to welcome you to Thursday Musical’s 122nd season! Over the summer our Thursday Musical programmers have developed our three series, and we have a fabulous season planned for you. The opening concert of our Thursday Morning Artist Series is October 3 at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Come early and enjoy pastries and coffee from our TM silver service at 9:30 AM. The concert begins at 10:30 AM. Our fall Home Programs will be on October 24 with four homes from which you may choose, three in the morning and one in the evening. What a delight to hear music performed in the intimacy of a home! The Home Programs are always some of my favorites. Our Community Concerts are scheduled at many venues and times across the Twin Cities. See the Events of Note for times and locations or check our website for the most up-to-date program information. This fall Thursday Musical concerts will be held in three locations: the Bloomington Center for the Arts on October 3 and 17, MacPhail Center for Music’s Antonello Hall on November 21 and at Concordia University’s Buetow Hall on November 7. Each hall is beautiful and has good acoustics. Come to the location near you! At last May’s Annual Meeting, a complete revision of the Bylaws was passed. The biggest change implemented was the establishment of an Executive Council, consisting of the President, Vice President-Membership, Treasurer, Secretary, a representative of the programmers (Monica Murray, our Artist Series Chair) and Sylvia Wilson, our Student Section Chair. We met twice over the summer, dealing with the day-to-day issues of Thursday Musical, as well as beginning some strategic planning . I look forward to seeing you at our opening concert! Liz Nordling, President


Thursday Morning Artist Series Features New Format and New Venue In addition to the Bloomington Center for the Arts and MacPhail Center for Music, the 20132014 Thursday Morning Artist Series offers a new beautiful concert venue, the Buetow Music Auditorium located on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul. With the exception of the opening concert, programs will feature three performers instead of four, allowing for more potential performance time. The popular Living Concert Notes returns once again, which includes live, moderated discussion with the performers about the music they are performing. Moderators are composer and vocalist Abbie Betinis (December 5) and MPR announcer Steve Staruch (February 20). Several concerts will also feature winners from the 2013 Young Artist Scholarship Competition. On October 3, the opening concert features new performing member, pianist Min Jung Kim who was born in South Korea and began piano lessons at the age of six. A prize winning pianist, she also has been a featured participant in several summer workshops and chamber music festivals, including Vienna International Summer Music Festival, Spain Tenerife International Music Festival, and Jeju Island Music Festival. Recently, she won the third prize (bronze medalist) at the 2013 Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg Competition and her live performance with the Houston Symphony has been broadcast nationally on KUHA in Houston. She recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Distinguished McKnight Professor Lydia Artymiw.

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