Jun
4
3:00 pm15:00

Dvorak, Beethoven, & Debussy

Dvorak Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, op. 75a

Beethoven String Quartet in f minor, op. 95, "Serioso"

Debussy String Quartet in g minor

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St. David's Episcopal Church, Minnetonka, MN

Jun
3
3:00 pm15:00

Dvorak, Beethoven, & Debussy

Dvorak Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, op. 75a

Beethoven String Quartet in f minor, op. 95, "Serioso"

Debussy String Quartet in g minor

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The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Dvorak, Beethoven, & Debussy

This lunch concert at The Baroque Room will features selections from our June 3-4 program: 

Dvorak Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, op. 75a

Beethoven String Quartet in f minor, op. 95, "Serioso"

Debussy String Quartet in g minor

Apr
22
3:00 pm15:00

American Music

Jocelyn Hagen Spring Thaw for String Quartet & Guitar (Commission & Premiere)

featuring Larry Minthorn, guitar

Copland Two Pieces for String Quartet

Justin E. A. Busch String Quartet No. 4 in f# minor (Premiere)

Barber String Quartet, op. 11

***

St. David's Episcopal Church, Minnetonka, MN

 

About the composers: 

Justin E.A. Busch is an internationally performed and published composer and author.  His music includes ten string quartets along with well over 150 other pieces, mostly chamber music.  He is the author of hundreds of essays and articles, as well as two books, The Utopian Vision of H.G. Wells and Self and Society in the Films of Robert Wise.  Most recently, he has begun the publication of a series of numbered and signed limited edition fantasy story chapbooks.  The String Quartet #4 was premiered in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2012 but had not been heard in the United States until the current performances by the Mill City String Quartet.

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Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as “simply magical” (Fanfare Magazine) and “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, and this is very evident in her work. The majority of her compositional output is for the voice: solo, chamber and choral. In 2015, Test Pilot, her dance opera collaboration with choreographer Penelope Freeh, received a Sage Award for “Outstanding Design,” and the panel declared the work “a tour de force of originality.” Her melodic music is rhythmically driven, texturally complex, and has recently become more experimental in nature. In 2013 she released an EP entitled MASHUP, in which she performs Debussy’s “Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum” while singing Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team.”

Her commissions include Conspirare, The Minnesota Orchestra, the American Choral Directors Associations of Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut and Texas, the North Dakota Music Teacher’s Association, Cantus, the Boston Brass, The Metropolitan Symphony, and The Houston Chamber Choir, among many others. She is currently an artist-in-residence at North Dakota State University and regularly composes for their ensembles. For ten years she was a composer-in-residence for the professional choir she also sang in: The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton. Her music has been performed all over the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Her work is independently published through JH Music, as well as Graphite Publishing, G. Schirmer, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Fred Bock Music Publishing, and Boosey and Hawkes.

 

 

 

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

American Music

Jocelyn Hagen Spring Thaw for String Quartet & Guitar (Commission & Premiere)

featuring Larry Minthorn, guitar

Copland Two Pieces for String Quartet

Justin E. A. Busch String Quartet No. 4 in f# minor (Premiere)

Barber String Quartet, op. 11

***

James J. Hill House Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN

 

About the composers: 

Justin E.A. Busch is an internationally performed and published composer and author.  His music includes ten string quartets along with well over 150 other pieces, mostly chamber music.  He is the author of hundreds of essays and articles, as well as two books, The Utopian Vision of H.G. Wells and Self and Society in the Films of Robert Wise.  Most recently, he has begun the publication of a series of numbered and signed limited edition fantasy story chapbooks.  The String Quartet #4 was premiered in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2012 but had not been heard in the United States until the current performances by the Mill City String Quartet.

**

Jocelyn Hagen composes music that has been described as “simply magical” (Fanfare Magazine) and “dramatic and deeply moving” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul). Her first forays into composition were via songwriting, and this is very evident in her work. The majority of her compositional output is for the voice: solo, chamber and choral. In 2015, Test Pilot, her dance opera collaboration with choreographer Penelope Freeh, received a Sage Award for “Outstanding Design,” and the panel declared the work “a tour de force of originality.” Her melodic music is rhythmically driven, texturally complex, and has recently become more experimental in nature. In 2013 she released an EP entitled MASHUP, in which she performs Debussy’s “Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum” while singing Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team.”

Her commissions include Conspirare, The Minnesota Orchestra, the American Choral Directors Associations of Minnesota, Georgia, Connecticut and Texas, the North Dakota Music Teacher’s Association, Cantus, the Boston Brass, The Metropolitan Symphony, and The Houston Chamber Choir, among many others. She is currently an artist-in-residence at North Dakota State University and regularly composes for their ensembles. For ten years she was a composer-in-residence for the professional choir she also sang in: The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton. Her music has been performed all over the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Her work is independently published through JH Music, as well as Graphite Publishing, G. Schirmer, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Fred Bock Music Publishing, and Boosey and Hawkes.

Feb
5
3:00 pm15:00

African American History Month

Chevalier de Saint-Georges String Quartet in g minor

William Grant Still Lyric Quartette

Daniel Roumain String Quartet No. 5: Rosa Parks

**

St. David's Episcopal Church, Minnetonka, MN

Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

African American History Month

Chevalier de Saint-Georges String Quartet in g minor

William Grant Still Lyric Quartette

Daniel Roumain String Quartet No. 5: Rosa Parks

***

James J. Hill House Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Oct
30
3:00 pm15:00

Music by Minors

Mendelssohn Four Pieces for String Quartet, op. 81

Arriaga String Quartet No. 1 in d minor

Mozart String Quartet No. 1 in G Major

***

The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN

Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Music By Minors

Mendelssohn Four Pieces for String Quartet, op. 81

Arriaga String Quartet No. 1 in d minor

Mozart String Quartet No. 1 in G Major

**

Orchestra Hall Atrium, Minneapolis, MN

Sep
5
11:00 am11:00

MCSQ at the Minnesota State Fair

Come hear MCSQ at the Labor Pavilion and learn more about the Twin Cities Musicians Union on the last day of the great Minnesota Get-Together!  We'll be playing two 45-minute program with guest cellist, Joel Salvo, Professor of Cello at St. Cloud State University. 

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

The Music of Tom Patterson

July 7, 2016 at 7:00pm

Studio Z in St Paul. 

***

String Quartets No. 7 & 8

Sketches for KM

A bonus to their 2015-16 season, the Mill City String Quartet performs a FREE concert of newly commissioned works by Minnesota composer Tom Patterson, including the premiere of his String Quartet no. 8. Mr. Patterson lives and works in the Twin Cities and has written and performed in a variety of genres, including East African xylophone traditions and Javanese gamelan. 

 

Jun
5
3:00 pm15:00

You Betcha!

June 5, 2016, 3:00pm

St. David's Episcopal Church

***

Paul Moravec Vince and Jan

Jocelyn Hagen Test Pilot

Kevin Puts Credo

Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

You Betcha!

June 4, 2016, 7:00pm

James J. Hill House Art Gallery

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Paul Moravec Vince and Jan

Jocelyn Hagen Test Pilot

Kevin Puts Credo

Apr
10
3:00 pm15:00

That's What She Said...

April 10, 2016, 3:00pm

St. David's Episcopal Church

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Amy Beach String Quartet in One Movement

Germaine Tailleferre String Quartet

Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major

Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

That's What She Said...

April 9, 2015, 7:00pm

James J. Hill House Art Gallery

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Amy Beach String Quartet in One Movement

Germaine Tailleferre String Quartet

Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major

Feb
25
Feb 28

Florida Tour

Program to include:

Dvorak Terzetto

Kodaly Serenade

Prokofiev Duo for Two Violins

Mozart Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola

Feb
14
3:00 pm15:00

Metamorphosis

February 14, 2016, 3:00pm

St. David's Episcopal Church

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Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 15

Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Metamorphosis

February 13, 2016, 7:00pm

Target Performance Hall at Open Book

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Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 15

Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Metamorphosis

February 11, 2016, 7:00pm

James J. Hill House Art Gallery

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Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 15

Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Holiday Celebration!

December 10, 2015, 7:00pm

James J. Hill House Art Gallery

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Celebrate the season with MCSQ and your holiday favorites in a wide variety of styles!

Nov
1
3:00 pm15:00

Classical Favorites

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3:00pm

St. David's Episcopal Church

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Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, no. 2, "Fifths"

Webern Langsamer Satz

Piazzolla The History of the Tango 

featuring Larry Minthorn, guitar

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Schubert String Quartet in a minor, "Rosamunde"

Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Classical Favorites

October 29, 2015, 7:00pm

James J. Hill House Art Gallery

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Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, no. 2, "Fifths"

Webern Langsamer Satz

Piazzolla The History of the Tango 

featuring Larry Minthorn, guitar

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Schubert String Quartet in a minor, "Rosamunde"

Oct
4
3:00 pm15:00

Sioux City Chamber Music Series

  • First Presbyterian Church

Webern Langsamer Satz

Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, no. 2, "Fifths"

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James Kallembach Songs on the Letters of James and Abigail Adams

Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano

Adam Webb, tenor

First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City, IA

Tickets available at the door