Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Ann Moss, Steven Bailey, & Justin Ouellet
From Bay to Shining Bay!
Soprano Ann Moss, pianist Steven Bailey, and violist Justin Ouellet present a concert to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, and event which shook Moss' hometown to its core. They will celebrate her two home towns with music from the Bay State and the Bay Area, featuring the West Coast premiere of HARD STONES by Griffin Candey, on poems by Boston-based poet Lisa DeSiro.
$20 General Admission
All proceeds go to Limbs for Life Foundation, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist and champion of contemporary vocal music whose voice has been singled out for “beautifully pure floated high notes” (Opera News), “powerful expression” and “luminous tone” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her albums Love Life and Currents, produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound, feature premiere recordings of works by composers including Jake Heggie, John Thow and Liam Wade. She can also be heard on releases from PARMA, Naxos, Albany, Angels Share Records, Navona Records labels. As co-founder and Artistic Director of new-music repertory group CMASH, Moss has has created and premiered over one hundred new vocal works. A native of Boston, she has lectured on composition and interpretation of contemporary song at institutions including MIT, UC Davis, NYU/Tisch, Longy School of Music, UofH Morse School and San Francisco Conservatory. annmosssoprano.com
Steven Bailey is a pianist of wide versatility, performing in and outside the San Francisco Bay Area as soloist, chamber and collaborative keyboardist. He is a founding member of CMASH, the regular accompanist for the San Francisco Bach Choir, has performed as concerto soloist with Symphony Parnassus, the Diablo Symphony, UC Davis Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, and is a regular guest as fortepianist on original period instruments at the American Bach Soloists’ annual Messiah and Summerfest chamber music performances. Steven was the musical director for San Francisco Parlor Opera’s productions of Gounod’s Faust and Don Giovanni. He has collaborated with members of the Alexander, Arlekin and Sausalito quartets, provided live musical accompaniment for SMUIN Ballet’s production of “Stravinsky Piano Pieces” and was featured on the San Francisco variety program “Mornings on Two” on the FOX Network. He teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Steven’s solo CD recording, “The Art of the Opera Transcription,” features seven virtuosic operatic fantasies and paraphrases composed by the master Franz Liszt. He is also featured on soprano Ann Moss’s 2013 and 2016 album releases, Currents and Love Life.
Violist Justin Ouellet is quickly garnering a reputation as a top performer of chamber, orchestral and contemporary repertoire, having collaborated with some of the world’s leading players including Wayne Lin, Philip Kates, Emil Miland, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, as well as members of the Rawlins Trio, Alexander & Hausmann Quartets. He has worked with an array of conductors including the award winning Gerard Schwarz, John McLaughlin Williams and Arnie Roth. As an orchestral & chamber musician, Justin has performed throughout the United States in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and internationally in the countries of Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Puerto Rico & Switzerland. Justin is a core member of CMASH, is Co-Director of Orchestral & Chamber Music Studies at Oakland School for the Arts, and returns to Greensboro, NC this summer for his third year performing in the Eastern Music Festival Summer Festival Orchestra.