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JOYA 2017-18 Season is Announced

This season marks the 5th year of the JOYA Chamber Music series at Zion – featuring five wonderful chamber music concerts.

Opening Concert

October 8 – New Faces – Silver and Gabi
The Minnesota Orchestra recently appointed two new Principal players to their ranks – Principal Clarinetist, Gabriel Campos Zamora and Associate Principal Cellist, Silver Ainomae. This program will feature these new local superstars in trios by Beethoven and Brahms plus the Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano.

Future concerts in series

November 19 – Fauré, Mozart and Minnesota Composer David Evan Thomas
This concert is centered around two masterpieces for piano quartet – Fauré C Minor Quartet and Mozart E flat Quartet. Also featuring Greetings and a Farewell for Violin and Piano by Minnesota Composer David Evan Thomas. Cathy Schubilske, violin; Deanna Anderson, viola; Käthe Jarka, cello and Mary Jo Gothmann, piano.

January 14 – Andy Wilkowske Baritone
Andy Wilkowske, a native of Willmar, MN, is an amazing and versatile performer. Familiar to Minnesota Opera audiences, this year he will appear in leading roles in two of their productions – Don Pasquale and Dead Man Walking. His JOYA debut concert will include a wide variety of music from art song to rock and roll!

February 25 – Piano Trios
Three piano trios on this program – Beethoven, Shostakovich and the rarely heard Clara Schumann. Minnesota Orchestra players Rebecca Corruccini, violin and Beth Rapier, cello join Mary Jo Gothmann, piano for this concert of exquisite chamber music.

April 22 – Let’s Go Out With a Bang
Back by popular demand is the combination of two pianos and two percussionists!! Bartók’s exciting and rhythmic Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is the centerpiece of this program. This concert is not to be missed! Percussionists Adam Rappel and Fernando Meza join pianists Paul Shaw and Mary Jo Gothmann.

Concerts are on Sundays at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Season subscriptions are available for $50 and include tickets for ALL FIVE concerts. Students are free . Please consider supporting this series by becoming a subscriber!