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Nov. 9: Lowry Hill Chamber Players

This evening of classical music will be held in the Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-27-2014

Mankato, Minn. – The Lowry Hill Chamber Players will perform on Sunday, Nov. 9 in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave. The concert, sponsored by the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment, begins at 7:30 p.m.

The quintet is comprised of musicians from Mankato and Minneapolis/St. Paul including two members of the Minnesota Orchestra. The program opens with "Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 96."  The entire group will end the program with "Schubert’s Trout Quintet in A major, Op. 114."

Throughout her lifetime career, violinist Mary Budd Horozaniecki has been in equal demand as an outstanding violinist, distinguished scholar, classical performing artist and honored pedagogue. She has appeared nationally as a soloist and in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. A frequent master class presenter and guest artist at colleges and universities, Mary currently holds the title Senior Lecturer in Music at Carleton College and teaches at Augsburg and Macalester Colleges in Minnesota.

Violist Gareth Zehngut joined the Minnesota Orchestra in summer 2014, coming from the San Diego Symphony. While in San Diego he also performed frequently with the California Chamber Orchestra, serving as principal viola, and with Orchestra Nova.
Zehngut has participated in festivals including Mainly Mozart, Festival Mozaic, La Jolla SummerFest and the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival. He appeared regularly on the San Diego Symphony Chamber Music Series, as well as with Art of Elan and San Diego New Music. In summer 2013 he was a faculty member at the Luzerne Music Center, teaching viola and coaching chamber music.

Cellist Sharon Mautner-Rodgers is a California native and won numerous competitions both as a soloist and a member of the Trio Con Brio. Sharon was awarded a full music scholarship to attend the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences where she received the Herbert Zipper award for excellence. Sharon attended the Aspen Music Festival, ENCORE school for strings, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Taos Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Bear Lake Music Festival, and Oregon Coast Music Festival.

Connecticut native Robert Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and a master’s degree at Catholic University. He received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Professor Franz Ortner. Prior to joining the Minnesota Orchestra’s bass section in 1974, he performed with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C., the Richmond Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival.

David Viscoli, professor of Piano at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has performed extensively, both nationally and internationally. Performances of note include concerts in Korea, Taiwan, Panama, Europe, and Canada, and at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, University of Iowa, Ohio State University, and University of Oregon. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California, as a student of John Perry. He has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. He records on the Eroica label. He is currently Professor of Piano at Minnesota State Mankato.

Concert admission is $12; $11 for students with a valid MAVCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to

For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549. 

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