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Mobile Mini-Concerts

The Bach Society’s fourth installment of the Mobile Mini-Concerts, with BSM Artists performing one hundred concerts in various genres throughout Minnesota’s parks, neighborhoods, and even your porch!

May 24 – 28, 2023

Mobile Mini-Concerts – Artist Bios

Charles Asch 

Charles Asch performs on baroque and modern cello throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Minnesota. He performs with Lyra Baroque Orchestra as well as with other local period instrument ensembles. His baroque cello is by an unknown maker located likely in Lower Austria, made between about 1690-1730, based on an older pattern with a smaller body and rounder ribs, and is strung with gut strings made in Duluth by Gamut Strings. 

Brendon Bushman

Brendon Bushman is a freelance oboist, adjunct music faculty at CSB/SJU, and maintains private studios in Saint Cloud and MSP. Recent performances include those with the South Dakota Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony, Journey North Opera, Minnesota Dance Theatre, VocalEssence, and the Northern Lights Music Festival. More at

Gary Ruschman

Gary Ruschman is an in-demand performer, conductor, and composer who works in a broad range of styles. Called “Terrific” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, his credits include NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, BBC Two, Kennedy Center, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Boston Pops.

Julie Johnson

As a creator and a performer of new music, Julie’s work walks the line between composition and songwriting, art music and popular music, between genres as seemingly different as classical and blues. She plays in many styles, working to bring both the flute and her audiences to music they haven’t been in contact with before.

Levi Gregg

Levi Gregg is an avid composer and flute player.  He enjoy’s playing and writing in a variety of styles and likes highlighting the works of underrepresented composers.  In 2023 he graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with undergraduate degrees in Instrumental Performance and Music Theory and Composition. When Levi is not composing or playing, he enjoys going camping, hiking and canoeing.

Marco Real-d’Arbelles

Marco was appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota in 2018 where he works as conductor, violinist, and speaker bringing diverse communities together through music. He leads BSM’s successful “Bach with Friends” workshops and can be seen performing violin in solo, recital, chamber, and orchestral performances.

covid 19 protocol
  • The Bach Society of Minnesota encourages audience members to wear masks and be fully vaccinated.

  • We follow the protocols of the venues where its concerts are held as well as current CDC guidelines. Prior to each performance, please visit our website for the venue’s procedures.

Vivaldi's Four Nations
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Halleujah! - Motets by JS Bach
Minnesota Bach Festival

Vivaldi’s Four Nations 

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio


Minnesota Bach Festival

October 7 – 8, 2022

December 16 – 17, 2022

March 1 – 4, 2023

May 13 – 28, 2023

Recontstructed by

Matthias Maute,

USA premiere

Cantatas I, II, IV, VI with the Minnesota Chorale

Motets by J. S. Bach, His family and friends

Phillip Rukavina @ Bethlehem Baptist Church Park

Alyssa Burdick @ Armatage Park​

Julie Johnson @ Woodbury Senior Living

Gary Ruschman @ Mattocks Park

Julie Johnson @ Luxton Park, PC: Renée Jones Schneider

Assoc. Artistic Director Marco Real-d'Arbelles plays for curious children at the playground

Thanks to our donors

Thanks to the individuals listed below for their support toward the Mobile Mini-Concerts series this spring.

Aleta Borrud & Jim Findlay

Andrea Leap

Charles Driscoll

Cindy Chapman

Cléa Galhano

David Weinberg

Deanna Carlson

Dutton & Caroline Foster

Gary & Lorilee Petrangelo

Gloria Horowitz

Harald Eriksen

Harry Walsh

Heide Buettner

James & Merrie A Stolpestad

Jay Kurtz & Joan Rabe

Jeffery Saarela

Kustritz Family

Pat & Colin Aldis

Michael & Martha Koch

Paul Boehnke & Julie Elhard

Paul Westermeyer

Paula and Michael Goldstein

Philip Asgian

Randall M. Egan Publisher of Music Ltd.

Robert Riesberg & Christine Hartmann

Ronald Weiss

Shelley Cross

Sthitie E Bom & Andrew J Gesell

Susan Richardson

Terry & David Gilberstadt

We’re inviting shutterbugs and pros to visit at least four concerts and take great pics, post them on Facebook or Instagram and tag @BachSocietyMN, or email to by May 29.

You will receive a pair of tickets to the concert of your choice in the 2023-2024 BSM concert series.

Calling All Photographers and Music Enthusiasts – Pics for Concert Tix!
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