Sarah Jackson and Friends

Soprano Sarah Jackson is joined by her colleagues for a series of song recitals.

Soprano Sarah Jackson has developed an increasing presence as a recitalist and concert performer in the Twin Cities and abroad. Specializing in music of the Baroque along with chamber and concert repertoire, she enjoys an active performing schedule. This season finds her appearing with the Chambure Vihuela Quartet, the Hyperion Singers Baroque Opera Company, Glorious Revolution Baroque, among others. A native of the Twin Cities, she studied music at St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, she enjoys puzzling over philosophy and following numerous frivolous blogs.

Voyage à Paris

with Melody Fader, piano

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 8:00 P.M.

$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students

Soprano Sarah Jackson and New York-based pianist Melody Fader will lead you on a magical musical journey through Paris. Melody will play piano music of Chopin and Debussy, and then Sarah and Melody will join forces for mélodie of Dubussy and Poulenc. There will be songs, dances, poetry, violins, love, drama, rain, Spain... and more!

Claude Debussy - C'est l'extase - Green - Spleen
Francis Poulenc - La dame d'André - Violon - Fleurs
Plus a selection from among Chopin's and Debussy's exquisite compositions for solo piano.

“Masterful”* pianist Melody Fader enjoys a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and interdisciplinary collaborative artist in New York City. Miss Fader has performed around the United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and in such New York venues as Alice Tully Hall, The Joyce Theater, The New York Times Center, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Her performances in those venues have been well-reviewed, including by The New York Times, which has called her work “sumptuous” and “stirring” and commented that she “play(s) with elegance”. Miss Fader has recently performed as a concerto soloist with the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra. She is a resident musician with the New Chamber Ballet, which performs regularly at New York’s City Center Studio 4. She has also collaborated with Buglisi Dance Theater and the Dankmeyer Dance Company, performing at St. Mark’s Church. Other recent performances include a U.S. embassy sponsored recital tour of Chile with Soprano Elisa Cordova and chamber music concerts presented by the Chopin Foundation in Florida. Fader’s musical studies have led her to perform internationally in Chile, Italy, Belgium, England, Spain, Canada, Korea and Israel. She has participated and performed at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua, International Festival Institute at Round Top and the Scotia Festival of Music. Miss Fader is a Coleman Chamber Ensemble competition prize winner, and an Aspen Concerto competition prize winner. Miss Fader earned her MM in Collaborative piano at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Margo Garrett. She has been selected to perform numerous times in Alice Tully Hall’s “Wednesdays at 1”, and “Evening of Chamber Music” series, as well as the Juilliard Vocal Honors recital . Miss Fader performed at the International Musician’s Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. Before working on her MM, Miss Fader was a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. While earning her BM in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music, Miss Fader performed concertos with student orchestras, played solo recitals, and appeared numerous times on Buffalo Public Radio’s “Opus Classics Live” broadcast series. Miss Fader has served on the faculty of the Greenwich House Music School in NYC, worked as a staff accompanist at Juilliard and The San Francisco conservatory of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine and at Perry-Mansfield performing arts school and camp and held a collaborative piano internship at the Banff Centre. *Pointe, June/July 2007

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 | 8:00 P.M.
This concert is cancelled.

$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students

SATURDAY, MAY 11 | 8:00 P.M.
This concert is cancelled.

$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students