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Event for 04-28-2012:

Victorian Gala Parlor Concert

Location: Cox House – St. Peter, MN

The Cox House Museum will host a Victorian Gala Parlor Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 28 and 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 29. This event will be graciously hosted by E. St Julien Cox and will be open to the greater public.

The concert will feature Tim O’Brien, baritone, and Emily Moe, piano. Both are native of St. Peter and were active in the musical community through their youths and early adulthood. The program will include L’Horizon Chimerique, Gabriel Fauré, for voice and piano, Fantasy in C Minor, K. 475, Mozart, Barcarolle, Frederic Chopin, and Glinka’s transcription of Balakirev’s The Lark, for piano.

Baritone Tim O’Brien is has been a long-time presence in the Minnesota vocal arts community. Mr. O’Brien has sung with the Minnesota Opera, the Dale Warland Singers, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale. He has toured nationally and internationally with the St. Paul-based Rose Ensemble. A frequent soloist, he has performed regularly with groups such as the National Lutheran Choir, the St. Peter Choral Society, and Glorious Revolution Baroque. His “strong, yet vulnerable” portrayal of Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was praised by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and his performances as a singer and percussionist can be heard on some eleven commercial recordings, including the Grammy-nominated Walden Pond (Dale Warland Singers, 2004). Tim maintains an active teaching and lecturing schedule, having held posts at Concordia University, St. Paul, and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Emily Moe née Johnson grew to adulthood in St Peter, and has been involved in the Cox House family from an early age. Until recently, her artistic endeavors were centered in Chicago. She studied with Pawel Checkinski, a Szymanowski prize winner and a student of Claudio Arrau, and received a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northeastern Illinois University where she studied with Mikhail Yanovitsky, a student of Harvey Wedeen. While in Chicago, she centered her interests in teaching. She was musical director for the Flying Leap Players, an old-time radio company that toured nationally. While a youth, she studied with Rebekah Richards in St Peter, and with John McKay at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she received her bachelor’s degree. At this event, she will relive her role as Edna Cox, daughter of E. St Julien Cox.

Admission will be $10. Seating is limited.

Contact Richard Tostenson, (507) 934-4309, for more information about the event.

Published on April 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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