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MN Orchestra: Common Chords

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians: Katja Linfield (cello), Sam Bergman (viola) and Sarah Grimes (violin)

Erno Dohnany: Serenade for String Trio Theme and Variation - Katja Linfield on cello, Sam Bergman on viola and Sarah Grimes on violin
Erno Dohnany: Serenade for Strings Trio, Rondo -Katja Linfield on cello, Sam Bergman on viola and Sarah Grimes on violin

Three members of the strings section of the Minnesota Orchestra stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji Wednesday.  They are traveling rural Minnesota with the orchestra's Common Chord Initiative which takes orchestra members out into communities playing their music and connecting with people through musical experiences. Katja Linfield, Sam Berman and Sarah Grimes  played two musical arrangements in studio and discussed the Common Chord program,  life as a professional orchestral musician,  and the process of trying out for a spot in the orchestra.  

The entire orchestra will perform tonight at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. 

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.