May 27th, 2022
ProMusica Minnesota is excited to announce the 2022 ProMusica Chamber Music Festival at Trinity Chapel on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. The multiple-day event is a celebration of many forms of chamber music masterworks and will feature ProMusica Chamber Music Festival’s Artistic Director and pianist Bethel Balge alongside several prominent members of the Minnesota Orchestra, including First Associate Concertmaster Susie Park, Assistant Principal Viola Jenni Seo, Associate Principal Cello Silver Ainomäe, and Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora.
In its fourth season, the 2022 festival will open on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00pm with Fairy Tales, featuring works of Mozart, Brahms, and Schumann. This unique combination of instruments will be performed by Zamora (clarinet), Seo (viola), and Balge (piano). The next concert entitled Mother Tongue on Monday, June 6th at 7:00pm, will feature works of five pioneering women of music history: Schumann, Boulanger, Beach, and Chaminade. Mother Tongue will be performed by Park (violin), Ainomäe (cello), Balge, and soprano vocalist Jenny Haugen. Back by popular demand on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00pm, the festival will feature standout young musicians from Minnesota in the Young Artist Recital. The festival will then conclude Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00pm with The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring works of Beethoven, Turina, Saint-Saëns, and Piazzola as performed by Park, Ainomäe, and Balge.
ProMusica Minnesota is dedicated to producing world-class chamber music performances in an intimate setting. Chamber music should endeavor to bring the audience closer to the music and its musicians. ProMusica Minnesota strives to catalyze a personal and poignant relationship with some of the greatest music ever written performed by world-class musicians here in our neighborhoods of southern Minnesota.
Tickets are $50 for an individual festival pass and $120 for a family festival pass, both of which include all concerts, $20 for general admission concert tickets, and $5 for general admission student tickets. Online ticketing is open at promusicamn.com. Advance reservations are preferred, but remaining tickets will be available for purchase before each concert.
This festival is made possible through a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.