Our October newsletter invites everyone to our annual fall open house—and encourages you to share the invitation with friends, family, and neighbors who might be interested! It also highlights other upcoming events and profiles our impressive faculty on the whole, with statistics about how accomplished they are.
The Villager highlighted all the activity and new programming at SPCM this year.
Cléa Galhano, SPCM's Executive Artistic Director, is pleased to announce that SPCM faculty members Ruth Marshall and Garret Ross have been selected as our Artists-in-Residence for 2019-2020.
Ruth & Garret have played together as Artu Duo since 2011, when Ruth needed a pianist for her graduate school recital and asked Garret to step in. They discovered how much they like playing music together, and how much they like each other, and their ensemble was born.
Since then, Ruth & Garret have grown as friends and evolved as musicians and collaborators. "We both experience very holistic lives as musicians," says Ruth. "What we do at our instruments connects deeply to what we do as people: as recreational athletes, as teachers, as consumers of other forms of arts, as travelers. And the two of us can always talk about those connections that we experience, and learn from one another." Garret affirms that "we always have something new to find in the music and to offer each other in rehearsal. In addition, we have become very close friends and have developed very similar philosophies when it comes to music and life."
Artu Duo has appeared across the United States, including a Carnegie Hall debut in 2016, as well as in Canada and the UK.
Artu Duo's stint as SPCM's Artists-in-Residence will include performing at the first Coffee Concert of the season, on Wednesday, November 6 at noon, a workshop in February, and culminate in their Artist-in-Residence Concert on Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm.
The SPCM is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 concert season. Featuring music from all over the world and from a wide variety of time periods, SPCM concerts and events offer thrilling music to everyone in the Twin Cities community.