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Professors Michael Kim and David Grayson Pay Homage to Nadia Boulanger in "NADIA"

September 11, 2017

Michael Kim (School of Music director/piano) stars as the Pianist in NADIA, an original Bakken Trio production starring Christina Baldwin as Nadia Boulanger. David Grayson's (musicology) story about his former teacher Nadia Boulanger is part of the play. NADIA runs from September 17 to 18, 2017 at the MacPhail Center for Music. For tickets and more information, visit the Bakken Trio website or call 612-374-3175.

Bakken Trio Artistic Director Mina Fisher writes about this production, "For a year I’ve been possessed by the words of Nadia Boulanger. Why do we know nothing about a woman crucial to an entire century of music, a woman viewed as an oracle? The result of this fascination is my brainchild, a unique marriage of theater and chamber music. I’m so honored to collaborate with the compelling actress/singer Christina Baldwin and director Steven Epp of the Moving Company."

Quincy Jones called Boulanger "the most astounding woman" he'd ever met. Skrowaczewski studied with her, as did Professor David Grayson, whose story about her is part of the play. Michael Kim stars as The Pianist in a play whose backbone is chamber music about the oracle of 20th-century music, Nadia Boulanger, the teacher of everyone from Menuhin to Carter, Copland to Piazzolla, Francaix to Lili Boulanger.
 
The Bakken Trio is Stephanie Arado, Mina Fisher, and Pitnarry Shin.