Salon Se Lève


Since 1999, this monthly performance series presents, supports and encourages Minnesota’s most gifted emerging young artists, utilizing the 19th century ambiance of a salon concert. Pre-college musicians are chosen to perform in this series after winning a major regional, national or international competition in the previous school year. These recitals are presented by the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Salon se Lève’s Volunteer Council/Contributing Membership and the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Downtown, Minneapolis . As has been our tradition, all concerts (except the Benefit Concert) are free and open to the public. The program is funded through generous donations of its contributing members.

Coming soon: the 2017-2018 Concert Season!

Hear the world’s greatest music played by some of Minnesota’s finest young artists in a setting as it was first meant to be heard … the “salon!” …. The Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts and the Salon se Lève Contributing Members are proud to present six recitals, featuring our amazing young regional artists in an intimate venue – reminiscent of old world salons. Offered in the Art Gallery at HAUMC, this “up-close-and-personal” setting brings the music and performers directly to the audience, stirring hearts and arousing emotions and imaginations as only a true salon atmosphere can! Join us for these exciting Sunday afternoon concerts as we encourage Minnesota’s own emerging young artists in the 2017-18 season:

More information to be posted as it becomes available.  We look forward to seeing you at these exciting concerts!

January 14th, 2:30 PM: Joyce Zhao (violin) and Emma Taggart (piano)

February 18th, 2:30 PM:  Abigail Arkley (piano) – Larson Award Recital

March 25th, 2:30 PM: Nygel Witherspoon (cello) and Austin Cheng (piano)

April 15th, 2:30 PM: Katia Teserczyk (violin) and Shuen Wu (piano)

April 29th, 2:30 PM: Emma Richman (violin) – Larson Award Recital

May 20th, 2:30 PM: Madeline Sheard (cello) and Joseph Caswell (piano)

June 10th, 2:30 PM: Chamber Chamboree Fundraiser