Cellist to perform with Bakken Trio
Twin Cities chamber music group the Bakken Trio will present a French-themed coffee concert at the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, focusing on music from France before World War I.
Guest cellist Wilhelmina Smith, a frequent soloist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Boston Chamber Music Society, will perform Debussy’s Cello Sonata with Judy Lin. Bakken’s violinist, Stephanie Arado, collaborates with Lin on Ravel’s jazz-based Violin Sonata. The trio expands to a quartet with the addition of University of Minnesota viola professor Korey Konkol to conclude the program with the Faure Piano Quartet in c minor.
Tickets are $15, with a $3 discount for students and seniors. The price includes coffee and other refreshments. For tickets, see www.lakeville areaartscenter.com or visit the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 20965 Holyoke Av. For more information, call 952-985-4640.
Family-friendly 5k race is May 18
A family-friendly 5K race in Lakeville next month will raise funds for Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM).
The Daisy Dash 5K is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Steve Michaud Park, 17100 Ipava Av. Face-painting (for a fee) and free balloon animals will be offered, as well as a raffle for adults.
PPSM is a group of mental health and perinatal practitioners, service organizations and mother volunteers offering emotional support and treatment to Minnesota families through the perinatal years. For more information on the group, see www.ppsup portmn.org.
For more on the event or to register, see www.daisydash5k.weebly.com.
Young artists to join symphony on April 27
The winners of this year’s Young Artist Competition will join the Dakota Valley Symphony for its season-ending show at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Ames Center, formerly the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
The young artists featured are:
• Kathryn Rupp, a senior at Prior Lake Senior High School, a classical vocalist who will sing “V’adoro pupille” from Handel’s “Julius Caesar.” She has received many vocal awards and studied at Boston University Tangelwood Institute and Minnesota’s Opera’s Project Opera. She plans to pursue a degree in vocal performance this fall at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
• Julian Maddox, a 16-year-old violinist who attends Breck School, will perform the first movement of Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto.” Maddox studies violin with Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota School of Music and has held a principal position in the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. He has performed and studied in Pienza, Italy, at the Italy Summer Music Festival. He plans to pursue a career as a violinist.
The orchestra also will welcome back the Health Sciences Orchestra of the University of Minnesota in a joint performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.”
Tickets range from $5 to $16. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 12600 Nicollet Av., or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or www.ticket master.com.