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.
A Very Special Lyrical Valentine! Featuring two phenomenally lyrical young artists - pianist Daniel Eras, first prize winner of the MTNA National Piano Competition - with the Chopin prize for the best lyrical Chopin performance… and the supremely songful soprano Tori Adams, first prize winner of the Thursday Musical Competition, the prestigious Groth Music Scholarship, and a laureate soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra!! You’ll certainly want to come and hear them for yourself, because this Salon se Lève concert will be especially heartfelt!