2013-2014 Season

2013

September 17, 12pm

MUSIC OF THE SALON

American Association for University Women

PRIVATE EVENT

 

October 5, 11am

COURTLY AYERS

Mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan and lutenist Phillip Rukavina present songs from the 16th & 17th centuries that were performed as enertainment in the intimate courts of kings and queens of that era.

Hennepin County Library Pierre Bottineau Library 55 Broadway St NE

Minneapolis, MN

612-543-6850

FREE ADMISSION

 

October 12, 10:30am

COURTLY AYRES

Mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan and lutenist Phillip Rukavina present songs from the 16th & 17th centuries that were performed as enertainment in the intimate courts of kings and queens of that era. Hennepin County Library East Lake Libraray 2727 E Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 612.543.8425FREE ADMISSION

 

December 15, 2pm

CHRISTMAS with LADYSLIPPER

Features Sahar Hassan, mezzo soprano; Phillip Rukavina, Lute and Mary Virginia Burke, viola da gamba in a program of brilliant gems by Handel, Marais, Monteverdi, de Visee and Lambert. Please join us for this preview of our March program “Sweet Torment” as we explore the joys and pains of love.

University Club of St. Paul

420 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, MN

651.222.1751

DONATIONS KINDLY REQUESTED at the DOOR

 

2014

February 16, 3pm

CLASSICAL CABARET

Featuring mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan, pianist Claudia Chen, violinist Helen Chang, cellist Arek Tesarczyk and bassist Chris Brown, Ladyslipper Ensemble presents CLASSICAL CABARET with music from the 1930s. Selections will include Gershwin’s Three Preludes for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz, as well as two arias and a violin transcription from Porgy and Bess, which was an inspiration for Kurt Weill’s compositions after he moved from Germany to New York. A charming piece by Rossini for cello and bass, and two pieces for cello and piano by Manuel de Falla and Astor Piazolla display the virtuosity and soulful qualities of the two lower stringed instruements. The Spanish Flamenco influence, as heard in the de Falla, will also be featured in Almería by Isaac Albeniz for solo piano. The ensemble will also perform Youkali by Weill, and Tango Notturno, by his contemporary Hans-Otto Borgmann.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

700 S. Snelling Ave

Saint Paul, MN

651.699.1378

DONATIONS KINDLY REQUESTED at the DOOR

 

March 16, 4pm

SWEET TORMENT

Featuring Sahar Hassan, mezzo-soprano; Phillip Rukavina, lute and Mary Virginia Burke, viola da gamba, Ladyslipper Ensemble goes on a journey to discover the pleasures, torment, madness and many facets of love, as illustrated in songs of Blow, Eccles, Lambert and Purcell, as well as a rarely heard Handel cantata for alto and two favorites of Monteverdi’s Scherzi Musicali. Also on the program, two beautiful solo suites for lute and viol by de Viseé and Marais.

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

511 Groveland Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

612.871.5303

SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $15 KINDLY REQUESTED at the DOOR

 

April 22, 11am

WELCOME SPRING!

American Association for University Women

PRIVATE EVENT

 

April 27, 2pm

LADYSLIPPER in BLOOM

Please, join Ladyslipper in Bloom, as spring brings new beginnings and awakens hidden passions, with music to evoke the many forms of love and regeneration.

University Club of St. Paul

420 Summit Avenue

Saint Paul, MN

DONATIONS KINDLY REQUESTED at the DOOR

 

May 9, 1:30 pm

COURTLY AYRES

Mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan and lutenist Phillip Rukavina present songs from the 16th & 17th centuries that were performed as enertainment in the intimate courts of kings and queens of that era.

Wentworth Libraray 199 Wentworth Avenue East

St. Paul, MN

651.554.6800

FREE ADMISSION

 

May 25, 3pm

CLASSICAL CABARET

Featuring mezzo-soprano Sahar Hassan, pianist Claudia Chen, violinist Helen Chang, cellist Arek Tesarczyk and bassist Chris Brown, Ladyslipper Ensemble presents CLASSICAL CABARET with music from the 1930s. Selections will include Gershwin’s Three Preludes for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz, as well as two arias and a violin transcription from Porgy and Bess, which was an inspiration for Kurt Weill’s compositions after he moved from Germany to New York. A charming piece by Rossini for cello and bass, and two pieces for cello and piano by Manuel de Falla and Astor Piazolla display the virtuosity and soulful qualities of the two lower stringed instruements. The Spanish Flamenco influence, as heard in the de Falla, will also be featured in Almería by Isaac Albeniz for solo piano. The ensemble will also perform Youkali by Weill, and Tango Notturno, by his contemporary Hans-Otto Borgmann.


St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

1895 Laurel Avenue

St. Paul, MN.

651.646.6175

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Senior, $10 Students

*A portion of the proceeds will go to Galtier Elementary School in St. Paul & First Nations Kitchen in Minneapolis*

**May is National Chamber Music Month powered by Chamber Music America**

 

June 7, 9am

ART IN THE PARK

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

St. Paul, MN