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Madeline Island Chamber Music

Prairie Winds Quintet plays Piazzola and Szervansky

Date: Fri Jun 18 2021

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Room: The Clubhouse

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present The Prairie Winds in concert on Madeline Island.

The Prairie Winds
Jonathan, Flute
Susan Warner, Clarinet
Laura Griffiths, Oboe 
Fritz Foss, Horn
Timothy McGovern, Bassoon


Astor Piazzolla
Arr. by Jeff Scott

Wind Quintet No. 2

Endre Szervanszky

I. Adagi, Alegro moderato
II. Allegro scherzoso
III. Andante
IV. Allegro vivace

Night at the Opera 

Latin Heat

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango
Libertango is an exuberant song of liberty and artistic independence, written after Piazzolla had left his homeland of Argentina and moved to Italy. Easily one of Piazzolla’s most recognizable works, Libertango has seen countless rearrangements and has been recorded by artists and ensembles on all instruments, across all genres, around the world. 

Endre Szervánszky (1911-1977): Wind Quintet No. 1
Endre Szervánszky’s First Wind Quintet is rooted in Hungarian musical traditions. An expressive opening from the oboe leads into syncopated rhythms, virtuosic dance passages, and celebratory fanfares from the horn. Later movements include a lyrical clarinet melody and dynamic contrasts of both tender, songful moments and vibrant, high energy, fast-paced excitement.

Julio Medaglia (b. 1938): Belle Epoque in Sud-America
Jacob Gade (1879-1963) / arr. Stig Jorgenson: Jalousie (Tango Tzigane)
José-Luis Hurtado (b. 1975): Son de la Bruja
Paquito D’Rivera ( b. 1948): Wapango

Julio Medaglia’s Belle Epoque is a joyous suite for winds, providing a taste of the lively culture and traditions of South America. 

Jalousie is a passionate gypsy tango written by Danish composer Jacob Gade, who was inspired after reading a news report of a jealousy-driven crime involving two lovers.

Son de la Bruja, by José-Luis Hurtado, is an arrangement of a Mexican folk song about a seductive witch. Paquito D’Rivera’s Wapango, based on the huapango Mexican folk dance, features colorful Cuban rhythms in a staccato style.

Described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” Jonathan Keeble is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation. Known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality, he is in high demand as a performing artist and master class clinician.

Jonathan’s passion for new music led him to commission many new works for the flute. From these efforts come the recently released, critically acclaimed recordings, Voyage and Song of the Black Swan as flutist in the Aletheia Duo, and Turbulent Winds with The Prairie Winds. Critics have lauded the collaboration in Voyage as being “memorable,” and Keeble’s performance as “spellbinding.” In Song of the Black Swan, his playing is lauded as “exquisite” (Fanfare Magazine) and “Keeble’s depth of tone and palate of colors is magnificent throughout the album. This is a fabulous addition to a … CD collection, both for the quality of the performance and the diversity of the repertoire.” (Flutist Quarterly) In Fanfare Magazine, the Prairie Winds were lauded for “the players individually and as an ensemble being superb.” These come in addition to his first solo recording, icarus, and Gale Force, ranked among the top fifteen recordings of 2000 by Chicago Tribune critic John von Rhein. In addition to his active solo and chamber career, Jonathan is the Principal Flute of Sinfonia da Camera.

Recent tours have taken Jonathan to Mexico City to perform and teach at the National Conservatory, in addition to concerts and classes in Australia, Brazil, Austria, Holland, Serbia, Sweden, Canada and Asia. Tours during the current year take Jonathan throughout the United States, as well as China, Taiwan and Thailand. A popular invitee as a featured guest at flute festivals, recent years have seen appearances as a featured guest at Seattle Flute Society, Northeast Ohio Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, and Dana Flute Festival events.

Jonathan is a Past President of the National Flute Association.

Jonathan’s teaching experience includes his present position as Professor of Flute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was awarded the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction in 2016. He spends summers performing and teaching at Aria International, at the Madeline Island Chamber Music, and at the University of Illinois Summer Youth Music Flute Camp.

Described as “star quality” by the Boston Globe, clarinetist Susan Warner is a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra. In addition to her position at the operahouse, Susan is a member of The Prairie Winds, a nationally touring wind quintet, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony where she was recently featured as soloist in Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Susan has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the CSO’s MusicNOW contemporary music series, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

Susan has performed at the acclaimed music festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Heidelberg Castle, Grand Teton, and Aspen. Invited to participate in the Tanglewood Music Center for two years, Susan was twice awarded with special honors–the Gino B. Cioffi prize, given to the outstanding clarinetist, and the C.D. Jackson Award for outstanding performance.

Susan lives in Oak Park with her husband Chicago Symphony hornist David Griffin and their children Henry and Pearl. Together Susan and David homeschool their children, allowing the family to extensively travel the world. Recent voyages have taken them to New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Panama, Turkey, and Europe.

Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and was formerly Principal Oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra.  Since her first position as Principal Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she has been guest Principal Oboist with many major orchestras across the country, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.   Additionally, she spent several seasons as Acting Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Opera and one season as Acting Associate Principal Oboe with the San Francisco Symphony.  This past spring, she served as Associate Principal Oboe for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on a European tour.

Laura has always been active as a chamber musician.  Her first group, the Pittsford Camerata, specialized in Baroque music and was comprised of former members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic.  Here in the Bay Area, Laura is a member of STROBE, a group dedicated to performing works for strings and oboe.

Laura’s past summer festivals include Principal Oboe of the Britt Festival in Oregon, the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Midsummer Mozart Festival.  This summer she performed at La Jolla Summerfest.

Laura is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer.

Fritz Foss, a native of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, plays Assistant Principal/Utility Horn with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition, he has performed as guest co-principal horn with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and has recently performed with the not-so-distant horn sections of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, and the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Before his appointment to the Lyric Opera, he was a member of the Colorado Symphony in Denver, the Vermont Symphony, and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, where he performed a solo in their concerto competition concert.

Mr. Foss has performed a variety of chamber music, with strings, woodwinds, and brass. He has been a member of the Paramount Brass Quintet, where he toured and gave masterclasses throughout the United States, as well as recorded Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger. Participating in music festivals, he has performed domestically and internationally in over 15 countries, including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Spoleto Festival USA, the Jerusalem International Symphony Orchestra, the Peace Memorial Orchestra for the 60th anniversary of the Atomic bombings in Japan, the Crested Butte Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. This August will be his eleventh season with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.

As a teacher, Mr. Foss has been on the faculties of New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Boston Conservatory, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. He enjoys sharing what he has learned from his experience and his generous and knowledgable teachers. When not playing music, he enjoys being out in nature with family and friends, hiking and biking whenever his schedule allows.

In addition to his appointment as Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Illinois, Timothy McGovern is currently Principal Bassoonist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and a member of The Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet.  He was Associate Principal Bassoon of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and Principal Bassoon of the Montréal Symphonette, McGill Chamber Orchestra, and Ravinia Festival Orchestra.  His bassoon teachers included L. Hugh Cooper, Sherman Walt, Willard Elliot, Wilbur Simpson, and Ronald Noble.  During the spring term of 2008, Professor McGovern was a Visiting Associate Professor of Bassoon at Indiana University.  He has also been a faculty member at McGill University, the University of Delaware, and St. Cloud State University.  He attended Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, and is the recipient of two Tanglewood Music Center Fellowships.

Professor McGovern has performed with the Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Delaware, Grant Park, and Chicago Opera Theater Orchestras, among others.  He has performed with many legendary musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Cecilia Bartoli, Isaac Stern, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, and Seiji Ozawa. His premieres of new solo and chamber pieces include works from composer’s Bill Douglas, Nikola Resanovic, James Stephenson, Arthur Weisberg, and many others

He has recorded approximately 30 CDs of orchestral and chamber music repertoire with London/Decca, Albany Records, and other recording companies. Recent recordings have included Turbulent Winds with the Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet. His recording of twentieth century solo and chamber works was released in April of 2015 with Professors Cara Chowning and John Dee on the Albany Records label.  “Their experience shows in the technical assurance of their playing, the warm but vibrant tone, the expressive phrasing and the easy assumption of idiom” (Fanfare Magazine).  “Everything is tonal, lyrical, imaginative, and truly beautiful . . . The Stockigt Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano is a short-yet-substantial work demanding real virtuosity and rhythmic buoyancy from McGovern, which he supplies in spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds . . . the playing in the Bertoni is spectacular” (Expedition Audio).

Professor McGovern was the Overall Winner of the Performers of Connecticut International Solo Competition for Woodwinds and Voice, which included 117 participants. The following year he was named the co-winner of the East/West Artists International Solo Competition in New York City (165 participants).  As a winner of this competition he was invited to perform a New York City recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

He has performed at numerous national and international conferences and festivals, on many public radio and television programs, and at numerous universities and concert halls throughout the United States. Tours with orchestras and chamber groups have taken him throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East. Robert Sherman (New York Times review) said, “Timothy McGovern is quite an extraordinary talent. His playing was indeed consistently musical and compelling: It had expressive warmth, a natural feeling for line and phrase and, when needed, amazing agility.”

2021 Quartet Sponsorship

The Julius Quartet’s Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence experience is supported by Robert and Carolyn Nelson.

The Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence is a new program of Madeline Island Chamber Music and provides a comprehensive package of performances, teaching opportunities, and mentorship during five weeks on-site at Madeline Island Chamber Music, and one week in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Madeline Island Chamber Music is very grateful to Bob and Carolyn for supporting the inaugural year of this program and this opportunity for the Julius Quartet.

Designated Multi-Year Scholarships and Fellowships

Art and Gail Edwards Fellowship
Established in 2015 by former Madeline Island Chamber Music Board member Jan Edwards and her sister Gail Danae Kasbi, the Art and Gail Edwards Fellowship provides Fellowship funding in memory of their parents who were longtime supporters of Madeline Island Chamber Music.

Edith Wells Bristol Scholarship Fund
The Edith Wells Bristol Scholarship was established to honor Edie Bristol, a longtime Board member and supporter of Madeline Island Chamber Music. Income from this restricted fund is used to provide scholarship aid to one or more deserving students.

Pace Woods Fellowship
Established in 2013 by the Pace Woods Foundation, whose mission is “to improve the lives and futures of individuals.” It was given in memory of Pace Woods and provides Fellowship funding for 2020-2022.

Pries/Hutchinson Scholarship Fund
Created by Constance Pries and her late husband James in memory of Frederick O. Hutchinson, their good friend and Madeline Island Chamber Music’s Board Chair in 1989, this fully-endowed scholarship fund provides full tuition, room, and board annually.

Private Foundation Fellowship
This anonymous foundation began funding an annual fellowship in 2014 while simultaneously contributing additional funds to fully endow it by 2024.

2021 Fellowships

Biebl Family Fellowship
Funded by Madeline Island Chamber Music Advisory Committee member Kathleen Biebl and her husband Anthony.

Jonathan Swartz Fellowship
Funded by MacPhail Center for Music Board member Linda Mack and her husband Warren in honor of Madeline Island Chamber Music’s artistic director Jonathan Swartz.

Vicki and Chip Emery Fellowship
Funded by MacPhail Center for Music Board member Chip Emery and his wife Vicki.

Thomas George Fellowship
Funded by the donors and supporters of MacPhail in honor of Madeline Island Chamber Music’s first executive director who established the program in 1985.

Bob and Carolyn Nelson Fellowship
Funded by former Madeline Island Chamber Music Board member Bob Nelson and his wife Carolyn.

Virginia K. Townley Fellowship
Funded by former Madeline Island Chamber Music Board member Thomas T. Rogers in memory of his mother, Virginia K. Townley.

Madeline Island Chamber Music provides more than half of our students with financial aid ranging from modest scholarship assistance to full Fellowships covering their entire program experience. We are grateful to our donors for their commitment to these Fellowships and scholarships.

Individual and Institutional Contributors

Madeline Island Chamber Music gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and institutions that made gifts to us, dating from prior to the cancelled 2020 season through June 1, 2021.

$20,000 and Above
Art and Gail Edwards Donor Advised Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Anthony W. and Kathleen M. Biebl
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Chip and Vicki Emery
Warren and Linda Mack
Bob and Carolyn Nelson
Sonja and Lowell Noteboom
Pace Woods Foundation
Private Foundation
Constance Pries
Thomas T. Rogers
Katherine and Douglas Skor

$10,000 to $19,999
Mark William Banks Trust
Estate of Edith W. Bristol
The Clinton Family Fund
Bob Davidson
Peter Havens
Ann and Terry Huntrods
Nancy Platt Jones and William Jones
MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation
Caroline P. Marshall
CPM Legacy Fund of St. Paul Foundation
Tom Murtha and Stefanie Lenway
Mary J. Streitz
Virginia and Ed Stringer

The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Edward and Dawn Michael
Bethany and Christopher Owen
Robin Petty
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Susan and Paul Arneson
Gretchen and Mark W.* Banks
Fran Bly and Charles Hample
Ann and Bruce Christensen
Betty Jayne Dahlberg
Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
Leland and Bev Gehrke
Philip and Amy Goldman
Alex Haecker
Mary Louise and Patrick Irvine
John S. Winston Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Douglas R. Johnson
John Kaul and Gloria Gunville
Drs. Sidney and Lynne Levitsky
RBC Wealth Management
Elizabeth and James Ramsland
Mary Hulings Rice*
Peter and Sara Richter
Emily Skor and Sean Cairncross
Janet and Harvey Sternat
Marilyn and William Van Sant
Frederick and Eleanor Winston

Arts Midwest
Judith and Merrill Blau
Demaris Brinton and Theron O’Connor
Richard Chandler and Heidi Pankoke
Susan T. Chandler and Bruce McLellan
Maureen T. Curran
Dellwood Foundation Inc.
Jay Erstling and Pixie Martin
George and Judith Haecker
Marcia and Burke Henry
George and Pinny Kuckel
Leslie Livingston and David Miller
Kathleen McCartin and Andre Lewis
Polly G. O’Brien
Fred and Gloria Sewell
Gary Sherman
Brian and Nancy Siska

Tracy Bennett and Robert Bristol
Greg Bernstein
Keith and Barbara Clayton
Dorothy M. Dalquist
Missy and Dave Donkers
Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Kenneth Goldsmith
Carol and Edward Hancock
Dorothy Horns and James Richardson
Betsy Knode and James E. Newton
Magellan Cares Foundation
Lauren P. March
Paul Markwardt and Richard Allendorf
Sheila Merzer
Gregory J. O’Leary
Tracy Peterson
Barbara Pittman
Theresa and Theodore Priem
Connie and Lew Remele
Susan Saxl and Robert Kramer
Richard and Judith Schmidt
Charlie Stringer and Kristin Hahn Stringer
Paul A. Sturgul
Jonathan Swartz
Mark and Deb Swedberg
Annelise Swigert
Mr. and Mrs. James Wiltz

Lois Albrecht
Robert Alexander and Becky Stemper
Don Baur and Phebe Jensch
Ann P. Buran
James Burmeister
Kyle and Shelley Carpenter
Cindy and Michael Dalzell
Kari and Peter Davidson
Jane Emison
Rose Fahien
Donald H. Gray, Jr.
Ellen Jones and Bob McKlveen
Min-Jeong Koh
Joann and Don Leavenworth
Lucas Capital Management
Steven and Cynthia Mueller
Audrey and Rusty Nelson
Barbara and James Nendze
Dana and Kathy Noteboom
Robert and Jane Post
Katherine and Richard Rosenthal
Kathleen Russell
Pat and Judy Sebranek
Harvey and Nancy Smith
Marjorie J. Smith
1. Michael Streitz
Jean Thomson
Robin Trinko-Russell and Gary Russell
Peter Tropman and Virginia Graves
Tyson Family Charitable Fund of the American Endowment Foundation
Donna Woods and Dr. Jon Hinrichs

Paul Babcock
Judith and Terence Ball
Lucy Banta
David Bjork and Jeff Bengtson
Hans and Christina Bjornson
Susan and Sandy Boyd
Judith and Arnold Brier
Susan and Tom Brust
Laura Nash Campbell and Eric Johnson
Anne Carter
Cecil and Penny Chally
Sheila Coyle
Alice Dickinson
Mrs. Douglas Dillard
Michael and Marilyn Dunlap
Martha W. Edgar
Victoria Erhart
Susanne K. Gens
Debbie Giachini
Janice and Fritz Grutzner
Bob and Janet Hanafin
Susan Jane Hedman
Andra and Patricia Herriott
Nell Hillsley and Van Lawrence
Mary Abbe Hintz
Alan and Judith Hoffman
Drusilla Cagnoni and Alexander Jacobs
Larry Kaufmann
Catherine and Dennis Kilbane
Richard Killmer
Susan and Edward Korleski
Ms. Judy Lin
Margaret Longlet
Brook W. Martin
Richard and Mickey Martin
Meredith and Brian McCormick Jr.
Peter and Cheryl McMullen
Sheila Mitchell
Caroline and Greg Moore
David and Audrey Nelson
Ardelle Norgaard
Mary D. O’Brien
Gil Overson
Peter and Joni Petschauer
Kathleen and Gene Ramsay
Phyllis and Gary Reiman
Judeth Reinke
Sarah Renner
Russ and Karen Rubin
Barbara and Bob Scott
Pitnarry Shin and Kyu-Young Kim
Marc D. Smith
Carolyn P. Sneed
Cynthia Turecamo
Mary B. Virre
Maxine Wallin
Robert Webb
Zoe V. A. Wells
Philip H. Willkie
James Wittenberg and Pam Weiner
Evelyn S. Wright
Wilson Yates

Carole J. Anderson
Linda Schaars Barnes
Angela and Ralph Breeden
Peggy and Joseph Carver
Karen Ruedi Crowell and Mike Crowell
Yvonne Foster
Jeff Goldenberg
Katie Heilman
Miriam Hof
Joel and Linda Jackson
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Krutsch
Josh LaGrave
Josh Lavik
Howard Ledin
Gay J. Lindquist
Kathleen Lytle and Allen Hoglund
Dennis and Barbara McCann
Rebecca E. McDowell
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller
Sarah and Nile Norton
Allen and Gail Ofstehage
Dawn Olver
Peter M. Rogers
Abigail and Charlie Singleton
Ann and Willy Stern
Stanley Wai and Gayle Jorgens
Jessica S. Walker
Marty Vadis
Gingie Ward
Kelly Webb
Peggy and Richard Williams

Gifts in Honor Of

Edie Bristol
Leslie Livingston and David Miller

David J. Buran
Ann P. Buran

Thomas M. George
Mary Streitz

Marcia & Burke Henry
Phyllis and Gary Reiman

Ann Huntrods
Kathleen and Gene Ramsay

Linda Mack
Jay Erstling and Pixie Martin
Wilson Yates

Warren Mack
Wilson Yates

Thomas Murtha
Gregory J. O’Leary

Sonja and Lowell Noteboom
The Clinton Family Fund

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Pittman
Barbara Pittman

Mary Hamel Scallen
Mary D. O’Brien

Dr. Irving Shapiro
Mary J. Streitz

Abbott Sherwin
Kathleen and Gene Ramsay

Isaac Sherwin
Kathleen and Gene Ramsay

Gifts in Memory Of

Mark W. Banks
Gay J. Lindquist
Katherine and Douglas Skor

Edie Bristol
Lucy Banta
Tracy Bennett and Robert Bristol
Angela and Ralph Breeden
Laura Nash Campbell and Eric Johnson
Anne Carter
Peggy and Joseph Carver
Mrs. Douglas Dillard
Yvonne Foster
Debbie Giachini
Larry Kaufmann
George and Pinny Kuckel
Leslie Livingston and David Miller
Lucas Capital Management
Lauren P. March
Brook W. Martin
Meredith and Brian McCormick Jr.
Peter and Cheryl McMullen
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller
Caroline and Greg Moore
Dawn Olver
Peter and Joni Petschauer
Robert and Jane Post
Judeth Reinke
Katherine and Douglas Skor
Cynthia Turecamo
Tyson Family Charitable Fund of the American Endowment Foundation
Mary B. Virre
Kelly Webb
Robert Webb
Peggy and Richard Williams

Michal Bristol
Leslie Livingston and David Miller

Marilyn Davidson
Kari and Peter Davidson
Howard Ledin

Marion C. Gray
Donald H. Gray, Jr.

William Griffith Harbison
Carol and Edward Hancock

Barbara Peet
Sarah Renner

James Pries
Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Brier
Barbara and James Nendze

Dr. Irving Shapiro
Jeff Goldenberg
Warren and Linda Mack

Janet Shapiro
Mary J. Streitz


Please excuse any errors or omissions that may have occurred during Madeline Island Chamber Music’s transition to MacPhail. If we have inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly, please accept our apology and contact Erika Malpass at [email protected].

 In-Kind Contributions

Dorsey & Whitney LLP / Mary Streitz, Esq. – Professional fees and meeting facilities
Family of Alice Cadotte – Lodging
Claire Givens Violins – Instrument loans
Lathrop GPM / Greg A. Larson, Esq. – Professional fees
Madeline Island Ferry Line – Transportation
Sylvan Design – Fountain maintenance
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP – Meeting facilities
Mark and Ewa Weir – Lodging

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