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Sunday, May 03, 2009

I just finished playing a 2 hour concert with an hour of rehearsal beforehand. I am exhausted. The music was difficult both physically and mentally. We played a piece that we commissioned from a local composer called the Four Turns of Time by Mark Hellem of St. Paul, MN. He also played with the orchestra, which is actually a 42 member string ensemble and we include winds, harpiscord and other instruments as needed for pieces. Mark's piece had 143 signature changes through the 4 movements. Tough on us but think of the poor conductor. It was based on the 4 seasons and so we also had Spring from the Vivaldi on the program. We also did Handel and Haydn. What a great concert.
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TREBLEGP 11/3/2013 8:32AM

    Come see our concert today at Sundin Hall at the Hamline University.

From: Roseville String Ensemble [] On Behalf Of Roseville String Ensemble
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 4:52 PM
To: Glenda
Subject: Harp music and more Nov. 3 with Roseville Strings

Harpist Ann Benjamin performs with the Roseville Strings Nov. 3 at Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall.

Ann Benjamin, harpist with the Minnesota Orchestra, performs not just one, but three pieces with the Roseville String Ensemble Nov. 3! Please come hear us at Hamline University's beautiful Sundin Music Hall and invite your friends to come with you. Also featured in this concert: the first performance of Michael McCarty's "The Things They Last Touched" for harp and strings, inspired by conductor Jim Hainlen's haunting poem about the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy nearly one year ago.

When and where

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 "Meet the Music" talk at 3 p.m.
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul
Free admission; donations much appreciated!
Campus parking map (you may park in any lot not designated 24-hour parking)
Remember: Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 3! Set your clocks back
Concert program

McCarty: The Things They Last Touched (premiere performance)
Handel: Harp Concerto
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Wassenaer: Concertino No. 2

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TREV1964 11/3/2013 6:55AM

    Sounds fantastic - If you have a good string orchestra and can bring in either a good oboist or good bassoonist I have an oboe and a bassoon concerto both that could do with a good performance.

Great stuff - I miss performing in orchestral concerts myself.



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