Free Friday noon concert series presented at UW-River Falls

February 16, 2017 (Updated March 9)--The Frances Cohler Coffee Concert Series at the University of  Wisconsin-River Falls is a unique concert series featuring performances by  UW-River Falls music faculty as well as guest artists from around the world.  The concerts, held in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building  at noon on selected Fridays throughout the academic year, are free and open to  the public and are followed by coffee and treats.

Upcoming  concerts include:

Friday, March 3  -  Natalia Moiseeva, violin; Skip James,  keyboard; Clea Galhano, recorder, with the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra  featuring Vivaldi, concerto for Two Violins in A-minor RV522, Layton James  "Concerto for Recorder," J.S. Bach "Concerto in F-minor"  and Felix Mendelssohn "Finale" from Symphony 5 'Reformation.' 

Thursday, March 9 (rescheduled from Feb. 24) - Minnesota Clarinet Quartet with Sarah Porwoll-Lee, Katrina Mundrng,  Nina Olsen and Paul Schimming featuring Astor Piazzolla - l'Histoire du Tango,  Yvonne Desportes - French Suite, Alfred Uhl - Divertimento, Gioachino Rossini -  Overture to "The Barber of Seville."

Friday, March 10  -  St. Croix Piano Trio:  Natalia  Moiseeva, violin; Tanya Reminikova, cello; Ivan Konev, piano, featuring Debussy  Sonata for violin and piano.

Friday, March 24  -  Natalia Moiseeva, violin; Susan Janda,  viola; Teresa Richardson, cello and Pat O'Keefe, clarinet, featuring Mozart  Quintet.

Friday, March 31  -  Leslie Shank, violin, and Joe Hagedorn,  guitar. 

Friday, April 7  -  Natalia Moiseeva, violin; Joan Molloy,  violin; Solvay Peterson, cello; Sue Boeve, flute; Laura Edman, organ, featuring  Scenes from a Gallery by Craig Phillips for organ, violin and flute plus  several Mozart church sonatas, a Pinkham sonata for organ and strings and  several other works for violin, cello and piano. 

Friday, April 14  -  Oleg Levin, piano.

Friday, April 21  -  Jovino Santos Neto,   Brazilian-American pianist and composer.

The  generous donation from alumna Mary Ella Jerome supports this series in honor of her piano duet  partner Frances (McNamara) Cohler, who was also a student at UW-River Falls in the early 1970s. 

For more information, call the UWRF Music Department at  715-425-3183.

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