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The Beauty of Early Polish Music
St. Stanislaus Church
Portland, OR
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The Beauty of Early Polish Music
An exciting and virtuosic program of  Polish Baroque and Renaissance chamber music! Composers represented include Antoni Milwid (1755-1837), Wojciech Dlugoraj (c. 1557-1619), Diomedes Cato (c. 1560-1618) and Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750).
Performed by "Musica Maestrale" early music masters:
  Polly Gibson, recorder and bass viola da gamba
  Victoria Gunn Pich, violin and viola
  Catherine Olson, soprano
  Hideki Yamaya, Renaissance lute, Baroque lute, and theorbo

Catherine Olson
Passionately committed to both art and audience, Catherine's stage work ranges from 17th Century Opera to American Songbook. Catherine has appeared recently with bohemian cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera, Northwest New Music, Musica Maestrale for concerts of English lute songs and early Italian repertoire, and a new group of musical theatre story-tellers: Heretic Opera. Recent roles include Despina (Così fan tutte), Cupid (Orpheus in the Underworld) and Meg (Brigadoon), as well as work on contemporary music projects, including film music by José Sánchez-Verdú to Nosferatu at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Young Camille Claudel in Theresa Koon's Promise, and Esmerelda in Queen of Knives, a new opera by Eric Stern. After seeing the Polish countryside while visiting family in Eastern Slovakia, Catherine is excited to be making her first foray into this beautiful country's Baroque music.

Polly Gibson, originally from Portland, Oregon, received her bachelor's degree in historical performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied recorder with Alison Melville and viol with Catharina Meints.  She has performed with with Lucas Harris and Richard Stone, with Stephen Stubbs as a continuo player for a production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, and as a soloist with the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra under Jeannette Sorrell.  Currently she is a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle.  

Victoria Gunn Pich,
received her BA from Harvard University and her MM from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Karen Tuttle. She is principal violist of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and is a member of the Alard String Quartet. She has made numerous appearances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Musica Antiqua Köln, The California Bach Society and Arcangeli Strings. She plays modern as well as baroque viola, having played with the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and the Taos and Marlboro Music Festivals. She can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon recordings under the Archiv label. Ms Pich also plays modern viola and baroque violin for the Ensemble East West. She is on the faculties of Pacific University, Marylhurst University, and Linfield College.

Hideki Yamaya, based in Portland, Oregon, is a lutenist and guitarist who is actively teaching and performing all over the West Coast.  He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied with Robert Strizich, and an M.F.A. in Guitar and Lute Performance from University of California, Irvine, where he studied with John Schneiderman. He also studied with James Tyler at University of Southern California and with Paul Beier at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy.  He has had master classes with the foremost guitarists and lutenists of today, including Robert Barto, Victor Coelho, David Dolata, Ronn McFarlane, Richard Savino, Stephen Stubbs, David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant, and Benjamin Verdery. In demand both as a soloist and as a continuo/chamber player, Hideki has performed with and for Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Baroque Northwest, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, and Astoria Music Festival.  He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain, and Italy.

Presented by Polish Library Association and St. Stanislaus Church in Portland, OR

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St. Stanislaus Church (View)
3916 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
United States


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Music > Classical

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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