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Give to the Max Day 2014

The Musical offering, the Twin Cities longest established chamber ensemble, is in its 44th season! This is the final year of a three year exploration of the music of Vienna from 1780 to 1930, which has been very well received by our audience. The mission of The Musical Offering is to keep classical music alive […]

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Program Notes: Brahms Piano Quartet

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Listen below to a recording of Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, and Yo-Yo Ma. Buy TicketsProgram Notes: Brahms’ Piano Quartet Johannes Brahms (Hamburg, 1833 – Vienna, 1897) wrote the Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25, in 1861, at the beginning of his first maturity, just a year […]

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Program Notes: Endre Szervánsky

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board member Listen to the first movement below, performed by the Azahar Ensemble. Buy TicketsProgram Notes: Szervánsky’s Wind QuintetEndre Szervánsky (Budatétény, 1911 – Budapest, 1977) studied clarinet at the Budapest Academy of Music, and then played in orchestras before he returned to study composition.  He worked for the […]

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Program Notes: Haydn’s Piano Trio

by Jack Bryce Carleton College Professor Emeritus Board Member Listen below to a recording by the Emerald Piano Trio if you’d like to get familiar with the work before Sunday’s concert. Buy TicketsProgram Notes: Haydn’s Piano Trio in G major Hob. XV, No. 25Franz Josef Haydn (Rohrau, 1732 – Vienna, 1809), the son of a […]

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TMO wins $1500 Consultant Grant from MRAC!

TMO wins $1500 consultant grant from MRAC!21 August 2014 We are excited to announce that the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) awarded The Musical Offering a $1500 grant to work with marketing consultant Anne Ulseth. Anne, of AQUA Public Relations in Minneapolis, is an outstanding resource for nonprofits and businesses alike. She has decades of experience […]