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Laura Loge, Soprano

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Laura Loge, Soporan
Scott Anderson, clarinet
Kathryn Ananda-Owens, piano
Rachel Ulvin Jensen, Hardanger fiddle

April 15, 2015 9:00 AM -5:00 PM

Mindekirken – The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
924 E 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

Laura Loge

Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her “luminous stage presence” and “characterful and versatile voice.” Opera roles include Musetta (La Bohème), Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Fée (Cendrillon), Lucy (The Telephone), Guadalena and Ninetta (La Perichole), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Second Lady (Magic Flute), Goddess Diana (Iphigénie en Aulide), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) and Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario). On the concert stage Laura has performed as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem, Grieg’s Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, Schumann’s Mass and Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Verdi’s Requiem. She regularly presents recitals of Scandinavian art song which has performed across the United States, in Norway and on the radio broadcast, “Live By George.” Laura is a 2005 Met Audition district winner, a finalist in the 2008 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2009 Grieg Festival Competition.

Scott Anderson

Currently a clarinet instructor at St. Olaf College, Anderson has held the position of Principal Clarinetist in the Honolulu Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, and at a number of summer festival orchestras, including the Carmel Bach Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, and Colorado Music Festival. He was a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded on the CRI, Albany, Well-Tempered and Marco Polo labels and performed as concerto soloist at several venues across the United States and in Mexico

Kathryn Ananda-Owens

Kathryn Ananda-Owens holds degrees from Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Winner of first prize in the 1993 Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition, pianist Kathryn Ananda-Owens enjoys an active career as performer, teacher, and scholar. She has performed as a soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, toured internationally as piano soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra and has appeared at Lincoln Center. A founding member of the New Horizons Chamber Ensemble, Ms. Ananda-Owens also performed for several years as pianist of the Melius Trio.