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Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder"
Date Sunday, March 8, 2020
3 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
CostFree, no tickets required
SponsorsDepartment of Music

Event Description

Baritone Gerard Sundberg will collaborate with pianist Herbert Johnson, hornist Kimberly Allmann, and oboist Lorelei Giddings in a presentation of Mahler's Songs on the Death of Children. The second half of the program will feature flute stylings by the FluteSpiration flute quartet.

Gerard Sundberg's compelling baritone voice is celebrated nationally for its beauty and clarity. He has performed frequently with the Chicago Master Singers, Chicago Chorale, Duke University, and the Peoria (IL) Bach Festival. This past season he celebrated his 20th Handel Messiah performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Sundberg is a graduate of Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) and holds both the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Voice at Wheaton Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, IL), where he taught studio voice and vocal pedagogy. He is currently an adjunct voice professor at Bethel University.

FluteSpiration Quartet is a professional flute ensemble dedicated to high quality chamber music performances for all types of audiences.  With an exciting synergy of sound, FluteSpiration presents innovative programs for concerts and for community and educational events.  The group performs in a variety of settings reaching out to audiences of all ages using all members of the flute family: piccolo, c flute, wooden flute, alto flute, and bass flute. Drawing from repertoire covering a rich diversity of styles--Classic masters (including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven), French virtuosic literature (including Debussy and Rameau), opera selections, popular music, Irish/Celtic favorites, Latin dances, Sacred, Ragtime, Jazz, Holiday--our programming offers something for everyone for every occasion. 

Equally at home on the concert stage, the four flutists of FluteSpiration--Trudi Anderson, Mark Brudevold, Peggy Doerrie, Sandra Sheih--bring a wealth of noteworthy experience to the ensemble.  As orchestral players, free-lance performers, recital soloists and chamber musicians, these four talented flutists have performed a variety of styles from Broadway shows to Requiem Masses, locally and as far south as Venezuela, and in settings from the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  With a strong desire to "pay it forward" with the next generation of flutists, they have influenced the lives of hundreds of music students while sharing their expertise as instructors at educational institutions throughout the Upper Midwest. 



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