Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Ann Moss
"Love Life" CD Release

Come celebrate the release of soprano Ann Moss's sophomore album Love Life recorded at Skywalker Sound with four-time GRAMMY award-winning producer/engineer Leslie Ann Jones. This concert features highlights from Love Life including new music by American composers Liam Wade and Jake Heggie, and innovative arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. These works will be interspersed with favorites from the art song, chamber music, and Great American Songbook repertoire. CDs will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$20 / $30 with purchase of CD
To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Soprano Ann Moss is an ardent and acclaimed champion of contemporary vocal music who performs and collaborates with a dynamic array of American composers. Her high, silvery, flexible voice has been singled out by Opera News for its “beautifully pure floated high notes” and by San Francisco Classical Voice for its “powerful expression” and “exquisite phrasing.” In addition to working closely with well-known composers such as Jake Heggie, John Harbison, Kaija Saariaho and Aaron Jay Kernis, Ann seeks out and performs music by emerging voices at forums and festivals across the USA. A co-founder and Artistic Director of new-music repertory group CMASH, Moss has been personally responsible for the creation and premiere of over eighty art songs, works of vocal chamber music and operatic roles, and has been a featured soloist with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, SF Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, Eco Ensemble, the Ives, Alexander, among others. Ann Moss has lectured about vocal composition at schools including MIT, UC Davis, Longy School of Music of Bard College, NYU Tisch School For The Arts, Sacramento State University and CSU Los Angeles. This year, Moss released her sophomore album Love Life with pianists Steven Bailey and Jake Heggie, cellist Emil Miland, violinist Isaac Allen, and GRAMMY® winning ensemble Chanticleer to record songs by Heggie, Wade, Lennon/McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, produced and recorded by multi-GRAMMY® winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound. Ann Moss has recorded on PARMA, Naxos, Albany, Navona Records and Jaded Ibis Productions labels. annmosssoprano.com

Violinist Isaac Allen is a founding member of the award winning Hausmann Quartet. Mr. Allen has performed and given classes throughout Canada, the U.S., China, Taiwan and resides in San Diego where he teaches and organizes chamber music at San Diego State University.

Pianist Steven Bailey regularly performs in and outside the San Francisco Bay Area as soloist, chamber and collaborative keyboardist. He frequently performs transcriptions of Franz Liszt and other composers, in addition to the standard repertoire. A member of the San Francisco Conservatory teaching staff, Steven is also a 3-D and vintage photography enthusiast.

Cellist Emil Miland performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Many composers have written new works for him, and he can be heard on premiere recordings from Avie, Americus, BMG/RCA Victor, PentaTone Classics, New World, MSR and Albany Records, among others. A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Miland often collaborates with vocalists in live concerts and recordings.

Violist Justin Ouellet attended Temple University and holds a joint BA in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Emerson College. He currently serves on the faculty of the Oakland School for the Arts as Co-Director of chamber music and orchestral studies. His upcoming bay area solo performances include Old First Concerts and Noontime Concerts.


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