Trio consists of Polly Meyerding, flutist, Russell Dedrick, flutist, and
Laura Handler on cello.
We play music ranging from beautiful Baroque favorites, such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, to popular Irish tunes and Beatles standards. The two flutes have a sweet sound that need to be heard to be appreciated. The deep resonant cello sound is the perfect accompaniment to the lyrical flutes.
We have all the standard wedding music at our
fingertips, plus many unique and unusual pieces, and will work with you to
find the perfect selections for your wedding or party.
"The Monarch Trio sounded great and fit in well with the beautiful surroundings.
You were all a pleasure to work with and have our highest recommendation!"
Tessa & Brad King
Polly's biography is below.
Russell and Polly met in New York City where they studied with the same flute teacher. They have been married over 20 years, and feel that they bring good luck to weddings!
Russell Dedrick was Solo Piccolo and Assistant Principal Flute in the Orquesta del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico, for two seasons. Locally, he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence (Plymouth Festival Orchestra), Symphony of the Lakes, Dale Warland Singers, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony, Bach Society, Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and many other orchestras and chamber music groups. He is also president and owner of The Amazing Husband Handyman Service.
"Thank you for playing at Cafe Latte's Tenth Anniversary celebration.
Your music is terrific!"
Linda & Peter Quinn, Owners, Cafe Latte Restaurant
Hear samples of the Dedrick Flute Duo:
Dedrick Flute Duo: Rondo, Kuhlau
Dedrick Flute Duo: Adagio, Loeillet
Dedrick Flute Duo: Aria from The Magic Flute, Mozart
Arabesque Trio brings together three very different but wonderfully
complementary instruments and tone colors. From the silvery flute to
the sonorous cello and the unique beauty of the harp played by Andrea
Stern, the Arabesque Trio is sure to please you and your
The trio plays a variety of styles of music -- from Baroque and Classical favorites such as Bach and Mozart to the French moods of Debussy, from traditional Celtic airs to modern favorites from Broadway and Hollywood -- we have something for everyone!
Laura and Andrea have played with chamber groups and orchestras all over the world and are busy freelance musicians here in the Twin Cities area.
You can hear the Arabesque Trio on our sample CD. Please contact Polly and she will be happy to send one to you.
"Thank you for the beautiful music at our daughter's wedding.
All the guests thought it was wonderful."
Ron & Laurie Gage
Hear samples of the Arabesque Trio:
Arabesque Trio: Canon in D, Pachelbel
Arabesque Trio: First Arabesque, Debussy
Arabesque Trio: Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music
The Summer Flute Fling is designed for advanced beginner and intermediate flutists of all ages. Each participant plays in a trio or quartet that receives coaching, and everyone plays together in a flute choir. Parts of appropriate difficulty are selected for each participant. Each student also gets to play in a master class with some of the top flute teachers from the Twin Cities area. The Flute Fling fosters a friendly, fun, and supportive atmosphere for all. Visit the website: www.FluteFling.com/
Please contact Polly for more information and registration materials.
Polly has performed in the Spoleto USA Festival in South Carolina; the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; the Schlosse Spiele Festival in Heidelberg, Germany; and has toured in France with a professional flute choir. Locally, she has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, VocalEssence (formerly Plymouth Festival Orchestra), Bach Society, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Minnesota Composers Forum, Symphony of the Lakes, Dale Warland Singers, Evita, Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, and numerous other large and small ensembles. She and her husband, flutist Russell Dedrick, perform together as the Dedrick Flute Duo, and with cello as the Monarch Trio. The Arabesque Trio is made up of harpist Andrea Stern with Polly on flute and cello.
Formerly the President of the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA), Polly teaches flute and conducts the Falcon Flute Choir at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She also maintains a teaching studio in her home and is the creator and director of the Summer Flute Intensive and Flute Fling in St. Paul. She has conducted the Junior and Senior High Honors Flute Choirs, as well as the Flute Choir Reading Session at various UMFA Flute Fests. Polly has been a member of the flute faculty at the 2006 and 2007 Lutheran Summer Music Programs in residence at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Trio/Dedrick Flute Duo
Summer Flute Fling
Summer Flute Intensive
Amazing Husband Handyman
Andrea Stern, harpist
Upper Midwest Flute Association
Katie Lowry's website