University of St. Thomas hosts free concerts in October

The University of St. Thomas Department of Music will host three free concerts in October; all are open to the public.

  • 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Brady Educational Center auditorium: Pianist Daniel Horn, professor of piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Illinois, will give a recital. On his program are French Suite No. 1 in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach; Schumann’s “Humoresque,” Op. 20; and works by Claude Debussy and George Walker.

    Horn, a prize-winner in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, studied at the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School, where he earned a doctorate and was awarded the Carl M. Roeder Memorial Prize. He has given many recitals and appeared with various orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony. A chamber musician, he regularly performs with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Titanic Records released his critically praised CD of fantasies by Schubert and Mendelssohn on an 1829 Graf fortepiano, and he also has recorded for the Centaur and College Avenue Arts labels.

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis: St. Thomas’ Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers give a free, Homecoming Weekend concert. The program includes works by Ticheli, Gershwin, Whitacre, Grainger, Hanson and others.
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Brady Educational Center auditorium: High School Honors Band Invitational concert. Top musicians from Minnesota high school bands join St. Thomas’ Symphonic Wind Ensemble for this free concert. The concert culminates St. Thomas’ annual invitational clinic for high-school band musicians.

For further information on these or other St. Thomas music events, please call the UST Department of Music, (651) 962-5850.