Collaborations: Productions and Programs

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Engagements:

George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Marquette Symphony Orchestra/ Robert Ritsema, Conductor
November 14, 2015
Kaufmann Auditorium/ Marquette, Michigan

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Gregory Barrett, Clarinet, and Craig Randal Johnson, Piano
Jean Sibelius and His Shadow: Finnish Music with Clarinet and Piano
October 15, 2015 at FinnFest 2015
First Presbyterian Church/ Buffalo, NY

Gregory Barrett, Clarinet, and Craig Randal Johnson, Piano
Jean Sibelius and His Shadow: Finnish Music with Clarinet and Piano
October 2, 2015
Northern Illinois School of Music/ Dekalb, Illinois

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Mimmi Fulmer, soprano, and Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
August 9, 2014 at FinnFest 2014
Wesley Center/ Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Mimmi Fulmer, soprano, and Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
November 9, 2012: Tucson, Arizona
Finnfest 2012 @ Reid Park Double Tree Hotel

Mimmi Fulmer, soprano, Ulla Suokko, flute, and Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
November 8, 2012: Tucson, Arizona
Opening festive program of Finnfest 2012
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ATELIER APULIA/ A Summer Intensive for Singers
Pianist, Accompanist and Conductor
July 15 - 28, 2012: Selva di Fasano/ Puglia, Italy
Final Concert performed 28. July at "la Silvana"
James Koenig, Artistic Director
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Collab -Atelier Apulia with James Koenig in Rehearsal/ Italy 2012

Urban Arts Atelier in conjunction with Atelier Apulia
Concert: “Bel Canto at the Beach”
Baritone James Koenig, Tenor Gregory Sliskovitch and Soprano Gianna Horak
Craig Randal Johnson, Accompanist-Pianist
May 11, 2012
The G2 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
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Chamber Music Concert/ at Finnfest 2011 in San Diego
Craig Randal Johnson, Music Director (for all classical music events)
August 13, 2011: San Diego, California @ Town & Country Resort
Tiensuu, Jukka: Tango Lunaire (Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano - CRJ)
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Collab - Atelier Apulia, Italy in 2012/ in Rehearsal

Esa Ruuttunen, baritone, and Craig Randal Johnson, pianist/ Recitals

"The Road Below Me"/ "Tie jalkojeni alla"
June 23, 2011: Marquette, Michigan
June 25, 2011: Kingsford, Michigan
June 27, 2011: Houghton, Michigan
Programs presented as part of the 2011 Pine Mountain Music Festival

"Sinuhun turvaan"/ "I Trust in Thee"
June 3, 2010: Haapajärvi, Finland
June 6, 2010: Ylivieska, Finland
June 7, 2010: Haapavesi, Finland
July 28, 2010: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada (Finn Grand Fest 2010)
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"Rhapsody in Blue, Black & White!", presented by the Marquette Symphony
Craig Randal Johnson/ Piano Soloist playing Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'
Potpourri of early Jazz and Silent Film, including 'La Revue de Cuisine' by Martinu
February 28, 2010
Besse Center at Bay College
Escanaba, Michigan
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Strings on the Bay/ Featuring the Piano Trio 'Kolme'
Paul Lundin, violin/ Katri Ervamaa, cello/ Craig Randal Johnson, piano

August 16, 2009, at Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian/ Manistique, MI
August 17, 2009, Besse Center at Bay College/ Escanaba, MI

Program:
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat, Opus 1, Nr. 1
de Boisdeffre: By the Brook
Traditional: Londonderry Air
Madetoja: Trio, Opus 1
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Accompanist: International Society of Bassist Convention Competitions
June 2009.
Penn State University/ State College PA
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Professor Gary Reeves French Horn Recital
Gary Reeves, French Horn/ Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
Colton Recital Hall, University of South Dakota/ Vermillion, SD
January 24, 2008
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Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler
David Jordan Harris, baritone/ Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
Gallery 205, Landmark Center/ St. Paul, MN
November 16, 2006
Presented by the Schubert Club and Traces Center for History and Culture

Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler
David Jordan Harris, baritone; Craig Randal Johnson, pianist
January 10, 2006. Bjorling Recital Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter MN
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Finn Grand Fest 2005: Music by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Pianist
August 12, 2005
Reynolds Auditorium Marquette MI
Aria, from Ganges’ Beauteous Strands
Don Grant, Clarinet; Eeva Savolainen, Soprano; Craig Johnson, Pianist
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World Premiere Performance with Piano of the Linkola Double Bass Concerto
Evan Premo, Double Bassist
International Society of Bassists Convention
June 8, 2005
Western Michigan University/ Kalamazoo MI

Accompanist: International Society of Bassist Convention Competitions/ June 2005.
Western Michigan University/ Kalamazoo MI
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Accompanist: International Society of Bassist Convention Competitions/ June 2003
University of Richmond/ Richmond VA
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Pianist with the Superior Chamber Players: Trout Quintet, Proto Carmen Fantasy for Double Bass (Premo bassist), other works.
December 28, 2001. Peter White Library/ Marquette MI
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Chapel of the Incarnation at Luther Seminary/ Reformation Festival/ 2000
Sauli Tiilikainen, tenor (Finland)/ Craig Johnson, accompanist
‘Bible Songs’ by Kari Tikka.
October 27, 2000. Luther Seminary/ St. Paul MN
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Ensemble Warhol ‘Crazy Rabbit Songs’ and other works. Craig Johnson, Pianist
March 23, 2000. Landmark Center in St. Paul MN
March 26, 2000. Loring Playhouse in Minneapolis MN

Warhol: ‘Crazy Rabbit Songs’/ semi-staged performace (1998)
Krywosz: stage director; Jean Humke, artist; Issalys, flute; Mornard, soprano.
Carpenter, Keith: Big Bills, An American Mosaic (1999)
Rebecca Kite, marimba; Jean Mornard, soprano.
Ives, Charles: Songs of sentimentality and Nostaligia
Jake Endres, Baritone

Nautilus Theater. ‘Acts of Mercy’, by Leslie Ball and Becky Dale, and other works.
December 13 and 14, 1999. St. Paul and Minneapolis. Pianist for the Show.

Nautilus Theater. Pianist for ‘Crazy Rabbit Songs’, by Mark Warhol.
March 8 and 9, 1999. St. Paul and Minneapolis
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Hanns Eisler Centennial Celebration. West-Park Presbyterian Church
Eisler: Sonata for Violin and Piano (“Reise Sonate”); Sonate No. 1 (1923)
Ashley Horne, Violin/ Craig Johnson, Piano
September 26, 1998. New York NY
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To Those Who Come After: The Voice of Bertolt Brecht. Southern Theater
David Harris, baritone; Manon Gimlett, soprano; Craig Johnson, pianist/MD
English texts and lyrics by Eric Bentley; Music by Eisler, Weill, Milhaud and Wolpe
September 17 - 20, 1998. Minneapolis MN
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Bertolt Brecht - The Caucasian Chalk Circle Fiftieth Anniversary
- Craig Johnson accompanied the original ‘Azdak’, Alvis L. Tinnin.
- Excerpts from the show ‘To Those Who Come After’: Harris, Gimlett, Johnson
May 8, 1998. The Grand Theater at Carleton College/ Northfield MN
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To Those Who Come After: The Voice of Bertolt Brecht. Illusion Theater
David Harris, baritone; Manon Gimlett, soprano; Craig Johnson, pianist/MD
English texts and lyrics by Eric Bentley; Music by Eisler, Weill, Milhaud and Wolpe
July 17 - 20, 1997. Minneapolis MN
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Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler
David Harris, baritone/ Craig Johnson, pianist/ Joachim Lucchesi, commentator
November 21, 1996. Lowell Hall/University of Wisconsin Madison WI
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Recital: Esa Ruuttunen, bass-baritone (Finland)/ Craig Johnson, accompanist
Chapel of the Incarnation at Luther Seminary/ Reformation Festival 1996
October 25, 1996. St. Paul MN
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WNYC RADIO: David Garland’s ‘Spinning on Air” : Music of Hanns Eisler
David Harris, baritone; Craig Johnson, pianist; Eric Bentley, commentator.
September 19 and 26, 1995. New York NY
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Hanns Eisler. Music and Commentary. Wintersalon in Hannover
Hilkea Kuck, sängerin; Craig Johnson, pianist.
26. November 1993. Hannover, Germany
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Jochen Seidel Exhibition Opening Program/ Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
Lynne Denig, violin; Craig Johnson, pianist
9. February 1993. Magdeburg, Germany
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‘A Talent to Amuse’/ Gary Briggle as Sir Noël Coward.
Gary Briggle, baritone-actor; Craig Johnson, pianist
February 18, 1990. First Presbyterian Church/ Fargo ND
- this show was also presented in Minneapolis.
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Elisabeth Wärnfeldt, soprano (Sweden); Craig Johnson, pianist
World Premiere: ‘A New age Gospel’ by Torbjörn Lundquist/ text by dag Hammarskjöld
June 15, 1988. Saint Peter’s Church in New York NY
June 9, 1988. University Baptist Church in Minneapolis MN
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Hreinn Lindal, tenor (Iceland); Craig Johnson, pianist
Voice Recitals across eight Midwestern states, featuring several dozen appearances.
Sponsored by Allied Concert Services. Wide ranging repertoire in six languages.
1985 - 1988.

© Craig Randal Johnson 2016