It's the second Classical Music Night of the season! Join us for a relaxing evening of music by The Exquisite Trio. The group is made up of Dr. Jeremy Brekke on trumpet, Tyler Wottrich on piano, and Marianne Lemieux-Wottrich on vocals.
About Dr. Jeremy Brekke: Brekke is an Associate Professor of Trumpet at NDSU. He teaches trumpet, high brass methods, various brass chamber groups, jazz lab band, and jazz combo. A native of the area, Brekke received a B.S. in Music Education from NDSU and taught middle and high school band in Langdon, ND. He received a Doctorate of Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy and a M.M. in trumpet performance from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where he studied with William Pfund and performed with the award winning Jazz Lab Band I.
About Marianne: Praised for her warm and silvery voice, French Canadian lyric coloratura Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich has performed in Canada, America and Europe in roles such as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo & Juliette, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Galatea in Handel’s Acis & Galatea, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro as well as Eritea in the New York premiere of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo. She made her debut with Fargo Moorhead Opera as Marie in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment in 2015 and has since performed an many events with the company. She also performed with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra in Carmina Burana last season. Previous seasons have included appearances with CAMMAC Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitan in Montreal, New York Lyric Opera, Stony Brook Opera, and at Source Song Festival, New Opera Festival di Roma, Crescendo Summer Festival in Hungary, and the house of the Canadian Ambassador in Sweden.
About Tyler: Pianist Tyler Wottrich has distinguished himself as a chamber musician, vocal pianist, solo performer, and teacher. Wottrich is an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University’s Challey School of Music, where he created a graduate collaborative piano program and serves as artistic director of the NDSU Chamber Music Festival. Wottrich is the recipient of the Emerson String Quartet’s Ackerman Prize for chamber music and served on the collaborative piano faculty of the Banff Centre during summers 2015 - 2016.
Fee: $15 adults / students $7.50