Special Guest: CHRISTINA BALDWIN
For a year I’ve been possessed by the words of Nadia Boulanger. Why do we know nothing about a woman crucial to an entire century of music, a woman viewed as an oracle? The result of this fascination is my brainchild, a unique marriage of theater and chamber music. I’m so honored to collaborate with the compelling actress/singer Christina Baldwin and director Steven Epp of the Moving Company.
— Mina Fisher
SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
I am a descendant of Bohemian immigrants on my mother’s side, the Jindrich clan. My grandfather as well as my great grandfather were self-taught violin players. My grandfather liked nothing better than to sit with a pint of beer and listen to a Dvorak symphony on the radio. I am grateful to carry on this love for the violin and to share with you the rich tuneful traditions of the Czech people.
— Stephanie Arado
CLOSER TO HOME
Nadia Boulanger helped identify the unique voice of her students, and I’m showcasing the “American sound” that she helped her students Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson to craft. In Charles Ives’ Trio we hear a man who freely collaged American folk elements, and we end the season with a fresh voice – music of TJ Cole.
— Pitnarry Shin