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Composer Wendy Durrwachter presents: “The Two Trees – A Yeats Song Cycle”
June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$20 – $25
Duluth composer Wendy Durrwachter presents “The Two Trees: A Yeats Song Cycle” on the beautiful Sacred Heart Music Center altar stage at 7:30pm Thursday, June 9.
“The Two Trees: A Yeats Song Cycle” will present music from the album composed by Durrwachter and performed by Durrwachter and Adam Sippola in 2019.
The concert will feature Durrwachter on piano, tenor Adam Sippola and a string quartet of Erin Aldridge, Marc Haroo, Jonathan Kresha, and Byron Klimek. Flautists Paula Gudmundson and Melanie Sever will also perform.
Durrwachter is a composer completing an indefinite residency at the headwaters of the largest fresh water deposit on earth, the Great Lakes.
Durrwachter was awarded an Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Development Grant in 2018 & 2019 – the latter to compose a wind quintet performed by the University of Minnesota Duluth Faculty Wind Quintet at Weber Music Hall. She was recently commissioned by the Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra to compose her first symphony, “Chequamegon Bay.”
In November 2020, Opera-Oriented Project Sponsorships in Minnesota (OOPS MN) commissioned Durrwachter to compose an aria to a chocolate chip cookie recipe with libretto developed by Pulitzer-Prize winning librettist Mark Campbell. It was performed by MN Opera soprano Tracey Engleman and pianist Jared Miller and recorded to video by HotDishAV.
Durrwachter studied piano 15 years with Bishop Michael Bent in Green Bay, Wisconsin and attended summer piano academies at Indiana University, Bloomington; and University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Durrwachter also had the privilege to study piano performance with Duncan McNab and orchestration/composition with Judith Lang Zaimont at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in piano and composition in 2000.
NOTICE: All concert-goers must wear a mask inside Sacred Heart when not consuming food or beverages.
Advance e-tickets are available now for $20 on Eventbrite HERE. Advance paper tickets will be available at Globe News in Superior and Zenith Bookstore in West Duluth June 1. Tickets will be $25 at the door.
Doors at 6:30. Music at 7:30.