Jonathan Bagg, viola, with Mimi Solomon, piano & Ilana Davidson, soprano
Program: Ulysses Kay: Viola Sonata (1942); Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water arr. viola & piano; Frank Bridge: Three Songs (1907); Johannes Brahms: Two Songs Op. 91.
Jonathan Bagg is Professor of the Practice at Duke University and violist of the Ciompi String Quartet. His career with the Ciompi includes hundreds of concerts at chamber music venues across the U.S. and around the world, as well as many recordings. Currently co-Artistic Director of Electric Earth Concerts in New Hampshire, Bagg teaches viola and chamber music at Duke and is Chair of the Music Department.
Mimi Solomon enjoys a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. She has performed throughout the United States, China, Japan and Europe, has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Shanghai Symphony, Philharmonia Virtuosi, and Yale Symphony Orchestra. She spends part of every year coaching and performing chamber music at Kinhaven Festival in Vermont, and has taught at Cornell University, East Carolina University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Ithaca College.
Soprano Ilana Davidson enjoys a busy schedule of opera, concerts, and recitals, performing repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque to the 20th and 21st centuries. Her recording of William Bolcom’s “Songs Of Innocence and of Experience” conducted by Leonard Slatkin at Carnegie Hall earned 4 Grammy Awards. Ilana received a Bachelor of Music from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.