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March 29, 2011

SOM student Colin Holter writes about "ensemble dal niente: Music of James Dillon" in The Twin Cities Daily Planet

Read School of Music student Colin Holter's article "Dal Niente Plays Dillon" in the Twin Cities Daily Planet. This article focuses on ensemble dal niente's upcoming performance, titled "ensemble dal niente: Music of James Dillon," of School of Music composition professor James Dillon's work. This event will take place at The Southern Theater on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Visit The Southern Theater website for ticket information (including discounted student tickets).

March 28, 2011

Bravo! Summer String and Keyboard Institute Applications Being Accepted

Advanced studies for the serious string player and pianist.

June 12 - July 9, 2011
Sally O'Reilly, director
Bravo! was established to meet the needs of the growing number of young musicians who choose to spend a portion of each summer focusing on their development as instrumentalists. Students receive a one-hour private lesson, one technique class and two chamber music coaching sessions weekly.
More info.

March 16, 2011

SOM students to perform in "Before Bach's Birthday" Bash, 3/19

SOM piano students Kate Yeonjoo Bae, Loren Fishman, Min Jung Kim, Kevin Hobbs, Eunhye Choi, Sophie Christian (students of Lydia Artymiw), and Eun Kyung Ahn (student of Alexander Braginsky) along with students of Dean Billmeyer (organ) Brent Nolte, Joseph Henry, and Aaron Hirsch will participate in a day-long sequence of five free hour-long concerts in Saint Paul on Saturday, March 19. This "Before Bach's Birthday" Bash (BBBB) anticipates the coming of spring and celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Minnesota Public Radio's PIPEDREAMS program, in collaboration with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (TCAGO) and the Bach Society of Minnesota, are collaborating to produce this all-day event. More info.

March 11, 2011

SOM's University Opera Theatre featured in Minnesota Magazine

David Walsh (director, University Opera Theatre) is featured in the March issue of Minnesota Magazine in an article titled "Strauss Goes Hollywood" on University Opera Theatre and its upcoming production of Strauss's Die Fledermaus (April 7-10). University Opera Theatre students Brianna Farah, John Grau, Laurent Kuehnl, Laura Lammers are also featured.

March 3, 2011

Music of U of M Professor James Dillon featured in the Southern Theater's 
'Ensemble Dal Niente: Music of James Dillon' on Sunday, April 3

The music of University of Minnesota School of Music composition professor James Dillon will be featured in an evening of music at the Southern Theater (1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454) titled "Ensemble Dal Niente: Music of James Dillon" on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Southern Theater website.

The Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente performs a range of music from the past century: European avant-garde, American high modernism and styles influenced by popular music and jazz. For this performance, the group tackles the cutting-edge music of composer and University of Minnesota professor James Dillon, showcasing an array of solo and ensemble pieces featuring U of M School of Music alumna and Twin Cities soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, string quartet and more. Dillon's catalogue is rooted in the European classical tradition, touched by his formative exposure to Scottish pipe music, and displays a wide interest in other music from jazz and Delta blues, to the Hindustani classical tradition and Oriental court music.

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