Michigan Baroque

  Mission: To serve Michigan and with lively and insightful period instrument   performances, and to introduce   historically-informed practices to a new audience.


Academy of Early Music Concert

January 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Music of the German Baroque

with Michigan Baroque members
Linda Munch, soprano
Diana Munch, harpsichord
& guest artist David Schreiner, bassoon and recorder

Left to right: Diana Munch, David Schreiner, Linda Munch

The concert will include:

 Further information about the composers and the program.

 About the performers

Linda Munch, winner of the Soprano Solo Competition of the 1992 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, specializes in performing sacred music, art songs, music by women composers, and early music. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Wayne State University, has studied voice with Thomas M. Kuras, and currently studies with Elizabeth Humes in Ann Arbor. Linda has been a soloist with Chamberworks, the Dearborn Symphony (in the Vivaldi Gloria), St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Detroit, and Chamber Music at the Scarab Club.

Diana Munch, pianist, harpsichordist, and fortepianist, has accompanied singers, instrumentalists, chamber music ensembles and choral groups in Michigan and on European tours. She was on staff at Wayne State University for seven years as Accompanist for the Music Department and is the Director of Music at the Universalist-Unitarian Church of Farmington.

In recent years, Linda and Diana Munch have given recitals encompassing a wide range of musical periods, styles, and instrumental combinations. They often perform the works of women composers. Recent programs include An Evening in Naples, An Evening of English Music, A Fortepiano Duet and Song Concert, and an English Baroque program for the Enrichment & Wellness Festival in Farmington Hills.

Guest artist David Schreiner found an early affinity for the solo and chamber repertoire for the bassoon and works to enhance opportunities to broaden the audience for this arcane subspecialty. To that end, he has performed recitals in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland, as well as commissioned new works for bassoon. He has performed five recitals for the International Double Reed Society's annual conferences, including one on Baroque bassoon, and has appeared with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and the Nota Bene period orchestra.

The Michigan Baroque concert will take place at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2010 at St. Andrewís Episcopal Church, 306 North Division, Ann Arbor. Open seating tickets, available at the door from 3:30, are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $5 students (cash or checks only, please). For more information, see www.academyofearlymusic.org or call 734-528-1838.

 Previous performances

          A Fortepiano Duet & Song Concert

           An Evening of English Music

   With original Michigan Baroque members