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The University of North Dakota presents a FREE CONCERT by the RED RIVER TRIO at Schmitt Music Edina, featuring the music of Bizet, Schubert, Bernstein, Villa-lobos and more!

Monday, March 17th at 7:00pm

For more info and to RSVP, please call 612-238-9941 or .

The “New” Red River Trio consists of three select music students from the University of North Dakota Music Department. They began performing together in 2013 under the direction of Drs. Nariaki Sugiura and Simona Barbu. Dr. Gerald Gaul is a continuing supporter for the trio program.

The Red River Trio are:
Anna Andersson, soprano
Kara Hartten, cello
Keith Teepen, piano

Red River Trio

Program includes:

Auf dem Strom D943, Franz Schubert

Dream with Me (1950), Leonard Bernstein

Ouvre Ton Cour (arr. Nariaki Sugiura), Georges Bizet

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 “Aria” (1938), Hector Villa-lobos

… and more!


Vocalist, Anna Andersson, from Arthur, ND began her vocal studies at the age of 12 under the study of Sueanne Berntson, and studied clarinet for 7 years under Steve Beckman. Anna graduated from Northern Cass High School, and she was also selected to sing in state honor choirs and competed at the state level in solo voice competitions. Anna continued her studies at the University of North Dakota, where she is majoring in Music Therapy. Anna studied voice under Louise Pinkerton and currently studies voice from Dr. Wesley Lawrence. Anna has worked as the ethnic music coordinator and choir director at a Swedish immersion language camp for children. She has also had a wide variety of clinical practicum placements within her music therapy education and
has presented at national conference for music therapy in the United States. Anna has been a member of the University of North Dakota Concert Choir with whom she has traveled to the Netherlands and Belgium under the direction of Dr. Joshua Bronfman. She was also a member of Värmlands Nation’s Choir in Uppsala, Sweden under the direction of Phillip Faber.

Cellist Kara Hartten performed the Lalo cello concerto with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra in 2007. Most recently she performed Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major with internationally known cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2011. She began her musical studies at the age of five in her hometown of Redding, Connecticut. Following several years of piano study, Kara fell under the spell of Jacqueline Du Pré’s rendition of the Elgar Cello Concerto and has been pursing a career in cello performance ever since. She has studied with Drs. Darilyn Manring, Yeon-Ji Yun, and Eric Edberg, as well as performed in master classes with renowned cellists such as Matt Haimovitz, Nicholas Photinos, Anna Clift and Laszlo Varga. In 2009, Kara performed with the DePauw Chamber Orchestra during a tour of Austria and Germany. After completing both a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French at DePauw University, Kara continued her musical and cultural studies in Versailles, France. While taking a French course at the Université Inter-Âges of Versailles, Kara studied cello with Natalie Jacquet at the Conservatoire d’Evry outside of Paris. Currently Kara is pursing a Master of Music degree in cello performance under Dr. Simona Barbu. In addition to working as the graduate teaching assistant in cello and orchestra at the University of North Dakota, Kara performs with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestras, as well as teaches private cello lessons.

Pianist Keith Teepen has performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout North America. He has collaborated with many of today’s important artists including: Rent star, Anthony Rapp, famous trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth, internationally renowned euphonium virtuoso, Adam Frey and tuba virtuoso, Marty Erickson. His most recent performances include concerts in China, Japan, and Brazil. Last summer he taught on the piano faculty at Pró-Música Music Festival in Juiz de Fora, Brazil as well as the International Music Camp at the Peace Garden. Keith is a continuing member of the Red River Trio. Last season, the trio has performed more than 60 concerts in the US as well as in Japan and China. He has won many awards and competitions including the DePauw Concerto Competition two years in a row, which led to a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the DePauw Symphony Orchestra. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from DePauw University School of Music, he received a scholarship to study with Gerald Stofsky in Vienna, Austria. He has also studied under May Phang and Claude Cymerman. He has held collaborative piano positions at DePauw University School of Music, Summer Vocal Arts at DePauw, and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is currently working as a graduate teaching assistant and pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of North Dakota under Dr. Nariaki Sugiura.

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