Golden Dragon Acrobats | September 14, 2013

Golden Dragon AcrobatsThe Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats (Chinese Acrobats)
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sponsored by: The Murphy Insurance Group – LaFleur Agency, Inc. and Washington Square Residential Community

The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 27 centuries ago. They blend lavish costumes, award-winning acrobatics, and traditional dance together with a bit of ancient and contemporary theater to create a spectacular performance for all ages. The Tower of Chairs will have you glued to your seat!

For more information, please visit the Golden Dragon Acrobats’ website at: http://www.goldendragonacrobats.com/

Trio Matisse | November 22, 2013

Featured-Trio_Matisse Trio Matisse Friday, November 22, 2013 Sponsored by: Field & Forest Products and Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home Allied Concert Services have informed RCCA that the Aureole Trio will not be able to tour in November. They have replaced them with the TRIO MATISSE another great group. Click here to download a copy of their program and background. See you at the show! Linda Chatterton, flutist “The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of flutist Linda Chatterton. A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Chatterton has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall, was a featured recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard throughout the U.S. many times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. 2012-2013 projects include performances and master classes in Iceland, England (including a recital at London’s celebrated St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Ireland, Thailand, and throughout the U.S. She has served as a U.S. State Department Arts Ambassador and is on the Fulbright Specialist roster. The first flutist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, Ms. Chatterton received a second $25,000 McKnight grant in the spring of 2008. She also has garnered prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the American Composers Forum. Ms. Chatterton received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd. She has recorded oan the CBS Masterworks, Innova, and Gothic labels, and has also independently released five compact disc recordings. In a related realm, Ms. Chatterton often can be heard giving her motivational presentation “It Sounded Better at Home!” based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance. “It Sounded Better at Home!” will soon be released as a book. Rachel Brandwein, harpist Harpist Rachel Brandwein is Professor of Harp at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University and Visiting Professor of Harp at Southwest Minnesota State University. As a soloist, she has performed throughout the U.S.; international highlights include an invitation to perform at the Ninth World Harp Congress in Dublin, Ireland, and a tour of China with the Juilliard Orchestra. She has been heard on New York’s WQXR. Among her accomplishments are Harp Society, the American String Teachers Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity. As a composer, Ms. Brandwein has performed her works for both solo harp and ensemble, notably at Stony Brook University, The Juilliard School, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She has given master classes and performances at many schools, including the University of Michigan, The Juilliard School Pre-College, and Arizona State University. At her doctoral commencement at Stony Brook University, Ms. Brandwein was awarded the prestigious Ackerman Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies for demonstrating excellence in performance, pedagogy, and composition. Joel Salvo, cellist An Ohio native, cellist Joel Salvo was a part of the musical community in Cleveland for many years before moving to the Twin Cities. He has performed alongside members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Opera Cleveland and has given a live recital broadcast on WCLV Cleveland Classical Radio. Now living in Minneapolis, Mr. Salvo maintains an active performing career in the Twin Cities as a chamber musician, soloist and member of the contemporary music group Ensemble 61. He has collaborated with a number of celebrated composers including Bright Sheng, Osvaldo Golijov, and Libby Larson for public performances of their works. Recent concert highlights include a concerto performance in Canada and a chamber music performance of music by George Crumb, Olivier Messiaen and Jean-Michel Damase in Rochester. Mr. Salvo holds degrees from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan as well as a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. His teachers include Regina Mushabac, Anthony Elliott, Richard Aaron, and Tanya Remenikova. Currently, he is a member of the string faculty at the University of Minnesota-Morris and Anoka Ramsey Community College.

Charlie Albright | February 14, 2014

Charlie AlbrightCharlie Albright (Pianist)
Friday, February 14, 2014

Sponsored by: Akins Pianocraft and Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home

Winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the prestigious 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award this outstanding pianist has been hailed as being among the most gifted musicians of his generation. As if pre-med and economics at Harvard weren’t impressive enough, he is has recently earned his Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School of Music.

For more information, please visit Charlie Albright’s website at: http://charliealbright.com/

The Abrams Brothers | April 11, 2014

The Abrams BrothersThe Abrams Brothers (Bluegrass) Friday, April 11, 2014 Sponsored by: Westlund Bus Lines & Forgotten Fire Winery The Abrams Brothers, which consists of brothers John Abrams (vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, percussion) James Abrams (vocals, violin) and their cousin Elijah Abrams (bass) skillfully combine the music of their roots with their own distinct sound. It’s a combination of bluegrass, country and folk-rock. The band became the youngest Canadians to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry! The Abrams Brothers are fourth generation musicians with musical roots reaching back to their great-grandparents. For more information, please visit The Abrams Brothers’ website at: http://theabramsbrothers.com/

Les Trompettes | May 5, 2014

Les TrompettesLes Trompettes (Five Trumpettes) Monday, May 5, 2014 Sponsored by: Sarah & James Langteau & hydrocodone online pharmacy family and Dr. Peter and Gwen Kurtz The “Trompettes de Lyon” instrumental ensemble was born in 1989 from generic sildenafil the meeting of five musician strained in the academies of music and universities of Lyon, France. The thing that sets them apart from other brass ensembles, http://sildenafiloverthe-counter.com/ is the fact that they all play trumpets which range in size from the very high pitched piccolo trumpetto the large basstrumpet, and include between those the more commonly known trumpets as sildenafiloverthe-counter well as the cornet and flugelhorn. While pursuing their classical training, these musicians have progressively let their taste for quirky fun run loose on stage. Just another way of saying that this is a really fun show – Full of laughs- For age 6 – 99! For more information, please visit Les Trompettes’ website at: http://www.lestrompettesdelyon.com/