Star Spangled Banner - Smith & Key
Valse Triste - Sibelius
Symphony No. 3 in C Major - Sibelius
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major - Mozart
Danica Scofield, Piano
Carnival Waltz - Jurewicz
Danica Scofield, Piano
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major
Kristen Tjornehoj, Guest Conductor
Sunday, October 24 – 3:00 PM
Golden Valley Lutheran Church
5501 Glenwood Avenue - Golden Valley
Tickets $20 | Children/Students 18 and under Free
(Tickets available at the door)
Danica Scofield (11) is a student of Dr. Megan and Dr. Christopher Wallace. She started piano lessons a few weeks before she turned 5 and learned how to play the piano by ear. By the age of six, she had her debut at Carnegie Hall, New York as a second prize winner for the American Protégé Piano and Strings International Competition. When she was 8, she took first place in the Bösendorfer USA Competition in the 10-13 age group. That summer, she had her first fundraising concert at a public university in Bangkok, Thailand where she was one of the two main piano soloists. In 2019, Danica competed in the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest for ages 12 and under and performed in front of approximately 8,000 people at the Grandstand. She took first place and won the contest when she was only 9 years old. With her love of performing and sharing the gift of music, her dream of playing with an orchestra came true when she took first place in 2 concerto competitions. When not playing the piano, Danica enjoys playing tennis, cooking, reading, and managing her very own YouTube channel.
Kristin Tjornehoj is a conductor who has positively influenced musicians, students, composers and audiences across the globe. A Wisconsin native, Kris is a graduate of Luther College and holds several advanced degrees from the University of Minnesota, including her Ph.D. in Music Education. As a Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin Rivers Falls, Kris continues to teach tens of thousands of students of all ages; including students from Hudson High School, Shell Lake Wisconsin Arts Camp, Honors Bands, area school and community bands and orchestras.
In addition to teaching, Kris has been a musician, conductor, collaborator and speaker throughout the U.S., Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. Kris will tell you that music energizes her and that having a purpose-filled life guides her actions. Her passion is collaborating with new composers throughout the world, and providing these international composers the ability to have their works premiered and recorded by the University of Wisconsin River Falls Symphony Band, the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, and other regional community bands, choirs and orchestras. Kris welcomes international and regional guest conductors and soloists and annually commissions new works to enhance the appeal of music here and abroad. She firmly believes in embracing all cultures and loves to share her passion, time and energy in helping students and adults find the enjoyment and value music provides for all people. Kris lives with her husband Dan in Hudson, Wisconsin.