Congratulations to the following students and their teachers for having been selected as a soloist in the 2020 MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert:

Kevin Chen, piano student of Susan Sophocleus
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, Mvt. III: Rondo: Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven

William Feng, piano student of Susan Sophocleus
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, Mvt. I: Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven

Eric Frederickson, piano student of Steven Edmund
Piano Concerto in D-flat major, Op. 38, Mvt. II: Andante con anima by Aram Khachaturian

Sara Shiff, voice student of Wendy ZaroManon Gimlett & Thaxter Cunio
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen by Carl Maria von Weber

Michael Valois, trumpet student of Josh Cameron
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Mvt. I: Allegro con spirito by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Ash Wood, violin student of Jeremy Swider
Zigeunerweïsen (Gipsy Airs), Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate

In addition to the six performers above, one additional performer will perform with the full symphonic-sized Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, conducted by Cary John Franklin. This performer is:

Sam Hanson, piano student of Richard Tostenson
Piano concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 36, Mvt. I: Andante – Allegro by Sergei Prokofiev

The panel of judges included:

Stephanie Crabb (violin), Northwestern University St. Paul
Amir Katz (conductor/clarinet), The Blake School
Merilee Klemp (oboe), Augsburg College
Mark Mazullo (piano), Macalester College

The dates for each concert are:

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert
Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann, conductor
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Concert
Cary John Franklin, conductor
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:00pm at Normandale Lutheran Church