University of Minnesota Duluth

2013-2014 Ovation Series

The excitement and elegance continues in Weber Music Hall with the 12th season of UMD music's ovation guest artist series.

Become a subscriber now and experience the acoustically and aesthetically exciting Weber Music Hall designed by internationally acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli. We are extremely appreciative of the generous support of Ron and Mary Ann Weber.

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Gary Levinson & Daredjan Kakouberi
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 7:30 pm

This piano duo combines much sought-after violinist Gary Levinson and outstanding pianist Daredjan "Baya" Kakouberi. Gary was praised for his intense musicality and adroit technique by American and European critics, and was chosen by Zubin Mehta to join the New York Philharmonic before the completion of his undergraduate degree from the Juilliard School. "Baya" has been hailed as a "treat to watch and hear" who made her debut at the age of eleven and later entered the Moscow Conservatory where she completed her master’s and doctorate under the tutelage of International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist Vladimir Krainev.

Concert includes Brahms' "Violin Sonata No.1 in G Major, op. 78," Mozart's "Sonata for Piano and Violin, KV 305," and Saint Saëns' "Sonata for Violin & Piano, d minor, op. 75," among others.


Rogério Boccato Quarteto: 'After Bossa Nova’ Project
Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 7:30 pm

Brazilian percussionist and educator, Rogério Boccato leads a stellar quartet through some of the lesser-known pieces by the greatest among the post-Bossa Nova generation of composers, such as Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascinento, Edu Lobo. This group gives these songs a unique treatment, infused with improvisation. The idea revolves around openness and interaction, using the motifs of each song as a springboard for instant group compositions. It is a fresh and ever-changing approach to Post-Bossa Nova music.


Art Lande Trio
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Bruce Williamson, saxes; Art Lande, piano and drums; Yohannes Weidenmeuller, bass. Pianist Art Lande, one of the most influential figures in the field of jazz improvisation, joins forces with multi-instrumentalist Bruce Williamson bringing smooth saxophone expertise and Yohannes Weidenmeuller, considered one of the most interesting and explosive bass jazz players.


A Night in the Tropics with the Chuck Lazarus Quartet
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 7:30 pm

An evening of tropical rhythms and sultry melodies. Take the exotic lounge sounds of Martin Denny, the pyrotechnics of vocalist Yma Sumac and the rhythmic pulsing of bossa nova, add mint and shake. This is "A Night in the Tropics" –conceived and created by Charles Lazarus featuring music inspired by the sultry melodies and evocative rhythms of the world’s tropical climates – Brazil, Cuba, Hawaii and more. Repertoire includes originals by Lazarus, music from the Buena Vista Social Club and a tribute to bossa nova legend, Antonio Carlos Jobim.


Season Subscriptions

Renewing: Adult $60 | Senior $45 | Student $15 | UMD Student $10

First Time Subscriber: Adult $40 | Senior $30 | All Students $10

UMD Faculty & Staff: First time or renewing $30

Season ticket sales coming soon.

Individual Ticket Prices

$20 – Adult
$15 – Senior
$5 – All Students
$10 – UMD Faculty & Staff
Group discounts of 10 or more are available, please call 218.726.6086
Ticket sales for individual music events begin September 9, 2013.

Ticket Options

Lost your tickets? We’ll replace them at no charge. Can’t attend the concert? Your tickets are fully transferable. If you can’t attend a concert, you can give your tickets to a relative, friend or employee — a wonderful treat for someone special.

Questions or inquires call:
Music Box Office 218.726.8877


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