FETA Foundation presents a program spanning the diverse repertoire of female composers of song. Ranging from popular tunes to the experimental, the Marks + Beattie Duo will perform a selection of pieces from across the Americas. This concert will include a set of Maria Grever’s (Mexico) popular songs Jurame and Alma Mia alongside Alicia Terzian’s (Argentina) settings of Lorca text. Also featured will be Tango 70 by Lia Cimaglia (Argentina), Jocy de Oliveira’s (Brazil) experimental Ofélia Caught By The Piano Strings, Alice Ho’s (Canada) City Night, a world premiere by Rachel Peters (USA), and Is this then a touch? by the Miami-based Dorothy Hindman.
While classmates and friends at Manhattan School of Music, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and pianist Adam Marks often wondered why vocalists and solo pianists were kept at a distance. After graduation, they teamed up to begin work together in earnest as equal duo partners on stage. Together, they perform repertoire ranging from classical to cabaret, profound to absurd, and traditional to experimental. Their unique energy on and off stage has been hailed at many recital venues around the country, including The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, The National Arts Club, The Juilliard School, Yale University, Ohio State University, and San Francisco’s Old First Concert Series. They have also been Artists-in-Residence for several seasons with the Yale college Composers and New Music on the Point. Together, they co-direct Artist at Albatross Reach, an artists colony on the North Coast of California designed to explore traditional and experimental collaborations. You can learn more about the artists at www.jenniferbeattie.com and www.adammarks.com.
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With the support of Knight Foundation, St. Bede Episcopal Chapel, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.