New Series Brings World-Class Chamber Music to the Hill

Bekesh Trio, composed of Grammy-winning violist, Kenneth Freed; Mankato Symphony Orchestra principal cellist, Sharon Mautner-Rodgers; and Martin Luther College faculty member, pianist Dr. Bethel Balge (pictured) will be performing February 4, 7:30 pm in the Chapel of The Christ.

The series is the brainchild of two MLC professors, Dr. Bethel Balge and Professor Grace Hennig DMLC ’89, who wanted to bring world-class chamber music to southern Minnesota. Concerts are held in the architecturally beautiful and acoustically vibrant Chapel of the Christ, and tickets are economically priced.

Two more concerts will fill out the first year of the series:
• February 4: Bekesh Trio playing Haydn, Schumann,
• Joaquin Turina, and Astor Piazolla
• March 26: Peter McGuire and Friends playing Schubert

The hope is that the series will not only become a regular feature of southern Minnesota’s musical culture, but will also enhance the music education of the student body through high-level live music experiences.