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Artists Series Event Set for March 6
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MAILED: Feb. 18, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- An evening of music with harpsichord, fortepiano, piano and soprano will be presented at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Thursday, March 6.

Soprano Patrice Michael Bedi and pianist David Schrader will begin their Artists Series concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center.

"Much as we would both wish to provide a 'compleat' survey of the literature for voice and harpsichord, fortepiano and piano in this one evening, we must be satisfied with touching on many styles, uncovering some rarely heard repertoire, and hopefully shining a different kind of torch on some familiar composers," Bedi says.

The program will begin with music by Domenico Obizzi (born 1611) and end with an interpretation of e.e. cummings poetry composed by Dominick Argento (born 1927) -- and will span the centuries between with songs by such composers as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

Patrice Michaels Bedi is director of opera theater and assistant professor of studio voice at Lawrence University in Appleton.

"Like the Romantic ideal of art, Patrice Michaels Bedi's voice is both natural and passionate," Classical disCDigest said upon her first solo release on the Cedille label. The New Yorker magazine has called her "a formidable interpretive talent," and the Chicago Tribune has praised her "security of technique and radiant beauty of tone."

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under, and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.

The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: April 24, 1997