Today, The Schubert Club’s free lunchtime Courtroom Concert Series continues with pianist Christopher Atzinger, mezzo soprano Clara Osowski and pianist Mark Bilyeu. The music begins at noon in the Landmark Center. Plan to arrive early as seating is limited and first come first served.
Then on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents a concert of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas featuring the Oratorio Society Chorus, soprano Maria Jette and pianist Helen Jensen. Another performance takes place Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Artistic Director Matthew Mehaffey conducts both performances in Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall. Tickets for this performance can be purchased online here.
More choral music continues on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church with Artistic Director David Cherwien and the National Lutheran Choir’s annual All Saints program which has become one of their most anticipated events every season. There’s a second opportunity to see this performance on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 pm in St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church. Tickets for both performances can be purchased online by clicking on this link.
Also on Nov. 3, Magnum Chorum’s “Requiem: We Remember Them” performance begins at 8 p.m. in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. The program includes Requiem by Herbert Howells, Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, Grantham’s We Remember Them and more. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on this link.
The weekend finishes off Sunday, Nov. 4 with a strong line-up of string music.
The Lirica Chamber Ensemble’s “Fall Concert” takes place at 2 p.m. in Grace University Lutheran Church. The program includes the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg, Romance by Gerald Finzi, Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 2 by Henry Cowell and the Armenian Suite by Jeff Manookian.
At 3:30 p.m., The Roseville String Ensemble opens their 2012-13 season with former Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis (violin). The program includes Corelli’s Concerto Gross Op. 6 No. 7; Michael Oesterle’sUnreasonable World for solo violin and string ensemble; Donald Coakley’sDirections North; and Pachelbel’s Canon in D. There is a 3 pm “Meet the Music” discussion preceding the 3:30pm performance, taking place in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. Donations are encouraged and please bring a nonperishable item to help support neighbors in need.
And at 4 p.m. in the MacPhail Center for Music, The Bakken Trio performs a program of music recalling old gems from the Trio’s past, including Beethoven’s Ghost Trio, Takemitsu’s Between Tidesand Dvorak’ Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 87. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.
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Pictured: Matthew Mehaffey, David Cherwien, Magnum Chorum, Lirica, Bakken Trio, Christopher Atzinger.