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The Bakken Trio PLUS new collaborators, new venues, new projects for 2016-2017 Season.

This season we happily give you what you love — intriguing concept-driven programs in a warm and friendly environment — PLUS, collaborations with fantastic guest artists, new venues, new projects, and brand new music.

A premiere kicks off the season! In October we welcome horn virtuoso Bernhard Scully as we expand the repertoire for horn trio! You might already know Bernhard from his tenure at the SPCO or the Canadian Brass Quintet, but if not, this is your chance to hear and meet a musician equally at home playing classical and pops chamber music, orchestral solos, or engaging young people. PLUS, we start a recording project with him next spring.

In December we welcome back our friend the international klezmer clarinet superstar, David Krakauer, to perform David Schiff’s Gimpel the Fool, a klezmer piece based on an Isaac Singer short story. Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff‘s duo pairs with Armenian Khachaturian’s Clarinet Trio. PLUS, Temple Israel will host our December 4th concert so we can accommodate all the klezmer fans!

PLUS, on May 14th our new Collaborating Artistic Director, cellist Pitnarry Shin invites pianist Wei-Yi Yang to perform Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants with Judy Lin as well as French masterpieces by Fauré and Franck.

PLUS, on January 29th we explore the possibilities of a new concert series at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, already home to performances by Cantus and the SPCO. See Special Events for information and to order tickets.

PLUS, February 5th at our Gala Fundraiser we offer a sneak preview of The Nadia Project, the brainchild of Mina Fisher featuring Christina Baldwin — a mixed- media portrayal of the fascinating Nadia Boulanger, muse to over 600 American composers.

PLUS, you, our audience. Please join us for our exciting new season of music!

Best wishes,
Stephanie Arado, Mina Fisher and Judy Lin
Artistic Directors of The Bakken Trio