Collaborations: Productions and Programs


Engagements:


George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F/ Craig Randal Johnson, Piano Soloist
Marquette Symphony Orchestra/ Robert Ritsema, Conductor
November 14, 2015
Kaufman 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
         October 2, 2015          Northern Illinois School of Music/ Dekalb IL
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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 ______________________________________________________________
ATELIER APULIA/ A Summer Intensive for Singers
Craig Randal Johnson Pianist, Accompanist and Conductor
July 2012: Selva di Fasano/ Puglia, Italy
Final Concert performed 28. July at "la Silvana"
James Koenig, Artistic Director

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 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 ______________________________________________________________

Chamber Music Concert/ at Finnfest 2011 in San Diego
Craig Randal Johnson, Music Director
August 13, 2011: San Diego, California

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Recitals "The Road Below Me"/ "Tie jalkojeni alla" / Photo from Haapajärvi, Finland

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 J
June 7, 2010: Haapavesi, Finland
July 28, 2010: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada (Finn Grand Fest 2010) ______________________________________________________________

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/ Craig Randal Johnson, Piano Soloist
"Rhapsody in Blue, Black & White!", presented by the Marquette Symphony/ February 2010
Potpourri of early Jazz and Silent Film  
Besse Center at Bay College/  Escanaba, Michigan ______________________________________________________________

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 and Soloists
     Penn State University/ State College PA (2009)
     Western Michigan University/ Kalamazoo MI (2005)  Including: Evan Premo playing the first piano            accompanied version of the Linkola Bass Concerto, Yann Dubost (France), Josep Quer Agusti (Catalonia), ISB concert concerto winners and competition contestants.
     University of Richmond/ Richmond VA (2003) ______________________________________________________________

Professor Gary Reeves French Horn Recital University of South Dakota/ Vermillion, SD/ 2008 ______________________________________________________________

Burning and Never Going Cold: The Music of Hanns Eisler
David Jordan Harris, baritone/ Craig Randal Johnson, pianist      
      Landmark Center/ St. Paul, MN/ 2006   
Presented by the Schubert Club and Traces Center for History and Culture
      Bjorling Recital Hall at Gustavus Adolphus College        St. Peter MN/ 2006 ______________________________________________________________

Finn Grand Fest 2005: Music by Bernhard Henrik Crusell/ Marquette MI Don Grant, Clarinet; Eeva Savolainen, Soprano; Craig Johnson, Pianist ______________________________________________________________

World Premiere Performance with Piano of the Linkola Double Bass Concerto
Evan Premo, Double Bassist
International Society of Bassists Convention/ 2005 Western Michigan University/ Kalamazoo MI ______________________________________________________________
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 ______________________________________________________________
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 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 ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

‘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. ______________________________________________________________

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 ______________________________________________________________

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.