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Ovation Guest Artist series


Department of Music • 218-726-8877

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from the UmD Department of mUsic e are pleased to announce an exciting NEW 2009-2010 Ovation Guest Artist Series. Our NEW prices (Adults $19 · Seniors $17 · Students $5) allow everyone in your family to enjoy world-class music and jazz in the acoustically beautiful Weber Music Hall.

Receive the “red carpet” treatment by becoming an Ovation Guest Artist Series season subscriber and receive five concerts for the price of four. Taking advantage of our NEW season 20% discount is the easiest way to guarantee the best seats in the house.

We are extremely appreciative of the generous support of University of Minnesota Duluth’s Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, and Ron and Mary Ann Weber. Weber Music Hall designed by internationally acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli.

AS A SEASON TICKET BUYER, YOU’LL RECEIVE… Great Savings A generous 20% discount over single ticket prices. Priority Seating Receive the best seats in the house now, before tickets go on sale to the general public. As a season subscriber you’ll have your own personal seats that will be waiting for you for all five of the Ovation Series Concerts… or obtain a more choice location as seats become available from year to year. Share with Friends Your tickets are fully transferable. If you can’t attend a concert, you can give your tickets to a relative, friend or employee. A wonderful treat for someone special. As a season subscriber you also receive a 15% reduction off the single ticket price of any Ovation Series concert. Ticket replacement, exchange and donation Lost your tickets? We’ll replace them at no charge. Can’t attend the concert? Call our box office to select another concert that works for you or donate your tickets back to us to ensure another music lover may enjoy these wonderful concerts. To donate your tickets, call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8877 prior to the concert. You will receive an acknowledgement for your tax records.

friday, october 9, 2009 · 7:30pm

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with the American String Quartet


ichard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, this two-time Grammy® Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres. Stoltzman's unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation as he has opened up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with such jazz and pop greats as Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Judy Collins, Eddie Gomez, Woody Herman, Keith Jarrett, Mel Tormé, and Spyro Gyra founder Jeremy Wall. Richard Stoltzman's discography numbers well over sixty recordings and he has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of the Brahms Sonatas with Richard Goode and Trios of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. Box Office 218-726-8877 •

The American String Quartet Laurie carney, arney, Violin peter eter Winograd, Violin Daniel avshalomov, Viola Wolfram Koessel, cello

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet was formed in 1974 when its original members were students at the Juilliard School. The Quartet was launched by winning both the Coleman Competition and the Naumburg Award in the same year. In over three decades of touring, The American String Quartet has performed in all 50 states and appeared in virtually every important concert hall throughout the world. Box Office 218-726-8877 •

Monday, November 9, 2009 ¡ 7:30pm

Guests from izmir state conservatory, turkey

with Jeanette Thompson, soprano


oprano Jeanette Thompson won the Gold Medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and continues to receive praise by critics. She has been soprano soloist in the Verdi "Requiem" (which she performed in Carnegie Hall), Brahms' "German Requiem", Rossini's "Stabat Mater" and Poulenc's "Gloria". After making her debut with the Toledo Symphony in Britten's "War Requiem" in April 1995, she has appeared with the Long Island Philharmonic, the Aspen Opera Orchestra, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra and the Rjecka National Opera Orchestra, as well as solo recitals around the United States and in Cameroon, Kenya and Zaire.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010 ¡ 7:30pm

Guests from petrozavodsk conservatory, russia

Nikolai Kuznetsov, violin and Viktor Portnoy, piano

Sonatas by Brahms, Mozart, and Shostakovich take center stage at this performance.


ikolai Kuznetsov earned his master's degree in violin in 1975 at the conservatory in St. Petersburg, studying under Prof. O.F. Shulpjakov. He received his doctorate from the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow in 1979 under the supervision of Prof. M.I. Fikhtengolets, national artist of the Russian Federation. Kuznetsov has taught at Petrozavodsk State University since 1980, and has been the dean of the Department of Performing Arts for 20 years. Viktor Portnoy is a Distinguished Artist of Russia and Karelia, professor, head of the Piano Department and prorector at Glazunov Petrozavodsk State Conservatory. He earned his doctorate at St. Petersburg Conservatory, having studied under Professors N.N. Poznjakovskaya and T.P. Kravchenko, national artist of Russia. He has worked in the Far East Institute of Arts and at the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory since 1971. He supervises the International Governor's Competition in Vologda, the International Young Pianist Open Competition in Kostomuksha and many republic and regional competitions and festivals. Box Office 218-726-8877 •

Friday, March 5, 2010 · 7:30pm

Featured Jazz Performance

Matt Wilson with Arts & Crafts


lexible, subtle drummer Matt Wilson gained a strong reputation with his 1996 debut recording as a leader that prominently features tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman. Wilson started playing drums in grade school, he studied at Wichita State University and spent time in the Midwest, both as a freelancer and as a teacher. In 1987 he moved to Boston, playing with Either/Orchestra and Charlie Kohlhase Quintet. In 1992, Matt Wilson relocated to New York where he has since played with Redman, Cecil McBee, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Tim Hagans, Ingrid Jensen, among others.

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Voted #1 Rising Star Drummer in 2003, 2004 & 2005 in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 · 7:30pm

Guest from The Regional Conservatory of Boulogne– Billancourt, France


Nicolas Mallarte, piano

icolas Mallarte is the winner of several international competitions, including the Chamber Music, Harmony and Counterpoint Awards from the CNSMD Paris. He has also been honored at the Pinerollo, the London Parkhouse Awards, and the Viotti; has played with many renowned French performers and as a soloist with l’Orchestre des Pays de Savoie and l’Orchestre Ostinato; has done improvisations for various films and documentaries; and participated in jazz festivals like the Loches en Jazz. A multi-talented musician, Mallarte is a professor of piano at The Regional Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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ring a world of music to Duluth! As a supporter of UMD Music’s Ovation Guest Artist Series at the Weber Music Hall, you will help us host brilliant musicians, enchanting singers, and inspiring performers. Give to UMD Music’s Ovation Guest Artist Series and enjoy the talents of artists from all over the world. “Buy-a-Seat” at the Weber Music Hall and support this unique cultural offering. Imagine, internationally acclaimed artists from all corners of the globe right here at UMD -- and all because of you! Contact Robert Hofmann, Director of Development for the School of Fine Arts at 218-726-7434 or for more information on how you can play a starring role at UMD.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The Department of Music is one of six cooperative units of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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