Friends of Music wrapped up their 2017/2018 season with a free concert featuring the winners of their annual scholarship program. Congratulations to winners Kirk Albachten on trumpet, and pianists Yutong Chen and Anson Sin.
Known for "nontraditional programming", the Rastrelli Cello Quartet
offered a performance of "Brahms to Beatles" on April 15, 2018.
Brookings loved it. Several members of the audience were heard to
say "Best concert ever" as they left the building.
Sunday, February 11 in Brookings. Nordic Voices - Six graduates from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera. The program was markedly contemporary and most of their music was commissioned by the group over their more than twenty years together.
Mayuko Kamio performed in Brookings today at what was likely the best attended Friends of Music Concert ever - and for good reason. It has been said that no one can play the violin better than Mayuko. She did not disappoint.
Shannon Lee and Roberto Diaz are each stars in their own right.
Shannon Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. By the time she was 16 Gramophone said, "she displays a technical command and fearless virtuosity that would be astounding in someone twice her age,...