Saturday, July 27
Free and Open to the Public
Brianne Ulrich, Caroline Nelson, and India Enter have been making music together for four years. Their musical friendship began in OHS Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir, and they soon formed their own small ensembles. Some of their favorite times have been in rehearsal, delighting in a musical phrase, critiquing their work, and enjoying each other’s musicianship.
At this recital you will hear each perform solo works. Ulrich’s collection will feature piano works by Chopin and others. Nelson will sing pieces by Purcell, Fauré, Bernstein, and others. Enter will be playing works by Elgar and Summer on the cello. Mrs. Constance Goslar is their collaborative pianist.
Come enjoy this afternoon of excellent music in engaging variety!
Brianne Ulrich is an 18-year-old pianist from Owatonna, MN. She began playing the piano at age nine and has studied with Dr. Paul Wirth since age ten. She has won top prizes in the MMTA Senior Young Artist Competition, Thursday Musical Scholarship Competition, Steinway Competition, Minnesota Orchestra YPSCA Competition, and the Chopin Competition at the Young Artist World Piano Festival. Brianne has performed in master-classes given by Ann Schein, Pavlina Dokovska, Seymour Bernstein, Nelita True, and Spencer Meyer. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Young Artist World Piano Festival Orchestra, Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, Cannon Valley Symphony Orchestra, Owatonna Symphony Orchestra, and the Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra. In her free time, Brianne enjoys singing, playing violin, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
Caroline Nelson will begin her second year at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul this fall and intends to major in vocal performance. She has enjoyed the excellent instruction of coloratura soprano Dr. Jennifer Olson, and will continue her studies under Dr. Deborah Capener at St. Thomas. She loves making music with choirs and small ensembles and cantering in church. In November of 2017 Caroline won her division for the MN-NATS vocal competition, and advanced though the Regional level to Nationals. In addition to singing, Caroline also plays the violin, and has savored being a part of MMEA All State Orchestras, St. Thomas orchestra, Youth Orchestras, and string chamber groups. Vegetable-gardening, reading, nieces and nephews, and baking desserts fill Caroline’s free time.
India Enter began playing cello through the Owatonna school district at the age of 9. She studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under Dr. Karen Becker, planning to major in cello performance. She has participated in the Minnesota Youth Symphony, MMEA All-State Orchestra (2015-16), the NAfME All-National Orchestra (2016), the Artaria Chamber Music School, and many other various chamber and orchestral ensembles. India has also been involved in music-intensive summer festivals, including Bravo!, Stringwood, and the International Cello Institute. This summer she plans to attend the St.Paul Chamber Music Institute. India enjoys teaching cello, painting, playing piano, and early mornings on her deck.