2012-2013 Sundin Hall Concert Series
Our concert season is co-sponsored by Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University. Matching funds have been provided by General Mills, AT&T, and Excel Energy.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
At age 25, Mak Grgic has been invited to a multitude of music venues world-wide. Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Mak follows in a distinguished line of some of today’s finest young guitarists emerging from the Croatian school of guitar. A graduate student of Bill Kanengiser’s at USC, Grgic has won a number of prizes in international competitions, and concertized widely in both Europe and the US.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Having first met in 2003, the renowned Chilean guitarists José Antonio Escobar and Javier Contreras later formed Duo Sudamericano. Their first duo recording was released in 2009 and beautifully demonstrates their classic-contemporary style fused with folk, jazz, and popular music with Latin American roots.
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Italian virtuosi Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese return to Sundin Music Hall. Since their first appearance here several seasons ago, they have released several widely acclaimed recordings and toured throughout the world. They started their studies and researches in 19th century music in 1988. Since then they have been redefining the musical language of the Classic and Romantic periods, using original instruments and historical methods.
Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Last season’s Acoustic Guitarathon was an unqualified artistic success with an exciting line up of Minnesota-based performers representing a wide variety of styles. We’re gonna do it again!
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Minnesota-based lutenists Richard Griffith, Phil Rukavina, Tom Walker, Rocky Mjos, and Paul Berget return to Sundin after a wonderful concert in 2009. This gang of lutenists promises a delightful and varied program of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire with perhaps a surprise or two.
Saturday, February 16th 2013
Internationally acclaimed Russian guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has been a first place winner in more than 10 of the most important international competitions, including his most recent win, at the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition.
Concert: Saturday, March 16th 2013
Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in six consecutive Downbeat magazine international critics’ polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today’s scene. Since her last visit to Minnesota almost a decade ago, she has released several award-winning CDs, authored best-selling method books, and appeared on concert stages around the world.
Friday, April 12th 2013
Born in Beijing, now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. She was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first to launch an international professional career. Her first appearance on our series, 7 years ago, is spoken of in awestruck tones by those who lucky enough to be in the near-capacity audience. Next April, find out why!
Saturday, May 25th, 2013
The annual Classical Guitarathon is always an exciting season finale, an opportunity to see some of our favorite local guitarists alongside new and emerging talents, all on the beautiful Sundin Hall stage.