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Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) is the patron saint of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and its sponsor, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. St. Francis became renowned for his love, respect for the natural world, simplicity and practice of poverty. He founded the religious order known as the Franciscans. In honor of his feast day on Oct. 4, The Rose Ensemble, a choral group from St. Paul, Minnesota, will perform at Silver Lake College. Founded in 1996, The Rose Ensemble unites virtuosic artistry and scholarly research to produce imaginative and inspiring musical programs that connect each individual to compelling stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world.
Varshavski & Shapiro Duo
Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
Russian natives Dr. Stanislava Varshavski and Dr. Diana Shapiro began playing together in 1998 after meeting at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. Since then, they have gone on to capture the top prize at numerous national and international competitions. Drs. Varshavski and Shapiro are currently faculty members of Silver Lake College, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.
The newly named Prometheus Trio gave its inaugural performance at the Elvejem Museum in Madison in January of 2000. In addition to its series at the Wisconsin Conservatory, the trio plays at venues around Wisconsin and occasionally in Illinois. The Prometheus Trio often has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live from the Chazen” series as well.
Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m.
The Coalescent Quartet explores the diverse saxophone quartet repertoire from traditional to contemporary works. Its members bring together years of combined chamber music experience to present sensitive and exciting performances. In addition to being active performers, members of the Coalescent Quartet are dedicated educators as well, teaching at numerous universities throughout Wisconsin and Ohio.
Emily Birsan, Soprano
Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
American soprano Emily Birsan is a critically acclaimed recitalist and well known for her prominent interpretations of concert and operatic repertoire. Recently, Birsan returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as the Italian singer in “Capriccio” and Leila in “The Pearl Fishers” with Florida Grand Opera, among others.