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Menuhin Competition

Menuhin Competition Junior First Round, Day 2a

You can view the amazing performances of contestants in each division...very inspiring!!

Here's the performance that first caught my attention, thanks to a friend's FB post.

Previous winners are profiled here

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  • JUN 11
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    RADIANCE AND LIGHT - DIGITAL CONCERT

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Split image with Jon Kimura Parker on the left, and unmasked patrons enjoying a drink outside of Orchestra Hall

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Jon Kimura Parker joins us for July and August concerts. Get your tickets and grab a drink on the patio.

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Individualized Education

  • Does your child work best in a small setting?
  • Does your child need a more personalized school?
  • Is your child bored? "Falling through the cracks"?

Metropolitan Open School in St. Louis Park offers students a full in-depth academic curriculum in a safe and friendly environment.

  • Students receive one-on-one attention as they work at their own pace in each area of study-based on each one's unique learning style, needs, and interests.
  • Experienced teachers encourage and nourish curiosity and creativity. 

Just for Fun!

Michael does studio gigs on the side, recording many commercials you've seen.

Here's one of the recent ones, for Wings Financial!

You'll love the little girl playing violin in the kitchen!! (You'll probably have posture pointers for her...)

Art That I Love!

Patrick Pryor patrickpryor.com

"I Could Be Prouder"

Original Patrick Kemal Pryor abstract acrylic oil painting inspired by mexico

 


 J. A. Geiger jageigerstudio.com

“Windswept Oak”

Windswept Oak

 


Jim Dryden kolmanpryorgallery.com

"Song for Georg" (Georg Cantor)


 

Fiddling Around the Globe

A group class parent told me that their son was a finalist in this fiddling contest in Sligo, Ireland!!! How cool is that?! Check out the artists and details here!!

 I am excited to know of the event, as
I've visited Sligo and loved that part of Ireland...Yeats Country, the area is called.

The innkeeper we befriended in 2010
also told me about another event:

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  A former student let me know that this group Väsen played the Cedar Cultural Center here in Minneapolis!

One of the instruments being played is called "...a "nyckelharpa" (keyed harp). It was quite popular all over Europe in the later medieval period, but the tradition more or less died out apart from some places in eastern Sweden, especially the region of Uppland." --YouTube commenter

                         


Osmo Vänskä

WINNER:

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE   

Sibelius;
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

Osmo Vänskä,
Minnesota Orchestra
Label: BIS Records