Edmonds native returns from Juilliard to present Baroque concert

The performance is scheduled for Sunday Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 11, 2012

Kristin Olson, baroque oboe, returns to her hometown of Edmonds,  with other NW natives, Nate Helgeson, baroque bassoon and Laura Bohn, soprano to present a recital of baroque music from Italy, Germany and England entitled “Evening in a Baroque Palace.”

The performance is scheduled for Sunday Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

You are cordially invited to join them for this first of many concerts!

Ms. Olson, from Edmonds, and Mr. Helgeson, a native of Eugene, OR,  are Masters Candidates in the new Historical Performance program at the Juilliard School in New York and are co-founders of this new Pacific Northwest Baroque ensemble.

While at Juilliard, they have had the opportunity to work with such musical forces as William Christie, Nicholas McGegan, Ton Koopman, and Harry Bicket.

Ms. Bohn, a native of Seattle, graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and has been performing recently throughout Europe with VocalLAB Nederland.

While studying at the Juilliard School, Ms. Olson and Mr. Helgeson discovered their shared Northwest heritage and conceived of creating a long-term series of concerts in the Seattle-Portland area.

They are excited to be joined by Ms. Bohn, a dynamic soprano and friend of Ms. Olson since their time together as students at the California Institute of the Arts.

Accompanying the soloists will be John Lenti, lute, and Kyobi Hinami, harpsichord.

Expect much more from this dynamic new ensemble in the months and years to come, including concerts and lectures on 17th and 18th century repertoire from all parts of Europe, focusing on both well-known favorites and lesser-known musical gems!



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