43rd Annual Abbey Bach Festival
Friday, July 25
Program and Artists subject to change.
8 PM Damian Center
Marcia Hadjimarkos, forte piano and Julianne Baird, soprano
An Oregon native, Hadjimarkos received degrees in piano performance and French literature from the University of IOwa. She has been devoted to the forte piano and claivichord since the 1980s and studied with Jos van Immerseel a the Paris Conservatoire National Superierieur de Musique. Her career as an early keyboard specialist takes her to venues across Europe - Festival Internatinal de la Roque d'Antheron, Folle Journee de Nantes, Rencontres Harmoniques de Lausanne, the Prague Mozart Museum.
Baird has been hailed as 'one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation as produced. She possesses a natural musician ship which engenders singing of supreme expressive beauty.' She maintains a busy concert schedule of solo recitals and performances of baroque opera and oratorio.
With over 100 recordings to her credit on Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Newport Classics and Dorian, Julianne Baird is considered one of America’s most recorded women. In addition to her major roles in the acclaimed series of Handel operatic and oratorio premieres, she has a new solo album titled "Glorious Handel." The New York Philharmonic's recent commemorative box set to it’s century of recordings includes her recording of Reich’s "Tehillim". Other new recordings include "Dance on a Moonbeam", featuring Julianne Baird, Meryl Streep, and Frederica von Stade and “Passionate Pavanes.’ Deidamia--the last opera of George Frederic--with Julianne Baird in which she sings the title role.
PROGRAM - to come in early 2014
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