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Music at St. Mark's is pleased to announce that Julianne Baird, soprano, will substitute for an indisposed Emma Kirkby for a concert to be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 5th and Oakdale, Medford, on Sunday, April 22, at 3 PM. Marcia Hadjimarkos will perform as fortepianist.
Ms. Baird, an early music specialist, is known to Rogue Valley audiences as soprano soloist in the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers presentations of Bach's b minor Mass last spring, and through her performances with the Chamber Music Concert series as a member of the Aulos Ensemble. This concert is free and doors will open at 2:30. For more information, please contact Music at St. Mark's at 541-821-0977.
An Oregon native, Marcia Hadjimarkos received degrees in piano performance and French literature from the University of Iowa. She has been devoted to the fortepiano and clavichord since the 1980s, and studied with Jos van Immerseel at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in 1993-94. Her career as an early keyboard specialist takes her to venues across Europe (Festival International de la Roque d’Anthéron, Folle Journée de Nantes, Rencontres Harmoniques de Lausanne, the Prague Mozart Museum) where she performs on a variety of instruments ranging from Cristofori’s prototype to the French romantic piano.
In 1995 she presented the highly-acclaimed French premiere of the complete Haydn keyboard sonatas in a series of eight recitals. Her recording of Haydn sonatas on the clavichord (Zig-Zag Territoires) was awarded a Diapason d’Or in 1999 and received highest praise from the international press; her second CD, C.P.E. Bach’s Character Pieces (Zig-Zag Territoires, 2002) was the recipient of unanimous critical acclaim. Marcia Hadjimarkos also appears as a chamber musician, and particularly enjoys the four-hand keyboard repertoire, lieder, operetta, and various combinations of texts and music.