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Program Notes: April 23rd

Musical Offering Program Notes for April 23rd, 2017, at Sundin Hall by Jackson Bryce Darius Milhaud (Marseille, September 4, 1892 – Geneva, June 22, 1974), was a conductor, teacher, member of the French group known as Les Six, and one of the most active composers of the 20th century.  He grew up in Aix-en-Provence, where […]

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Marking the passing of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

From Co-Artistic Directors Susan Billmeyer and Norbert Nielubowski February 21, 2017 A candid photo taken by an ensemble member: after his last concert with Minnesota Orchestra last October, Stan exchanges words backstage with Osmo. It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, the former music director of the […]

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Program Notes: The Kitchen Revue

Musical Offering Program Notes for February 26th, 2017, at Sundin Hall by Jackson Bryce Lili Boulanger (Paris, August 21, 1893 – Mézy-sur-Seine in northern France, March 15, 1918), whose full name was Marie Juliette Olga Boulanger, was a French instrumentalist and composer; she was the younger sister of another composer, Nadia Boulanger, herself a teacher […]

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The Kitchen Revue: Menu

It’s ok to get as excited about the food as you are about the music.  One of our favorite parts of this annual tradition is putting together a menu that reflects the music on stage. This year we’ve selected delectably French foods – not unlike those Julia Child would have learned while studying at Le […]