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Nordica Auditorium

An Advent Recital by Duo Edelen

In the spirit of Advent, Fred and Christina Edelen will offer a concert of Baroque music for cello and harpsichord on original instruments. Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5:00 PM at Nordica Auditorium. Snow date is Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:00 PM. Suggested ticket price is $20, less if you can’t, more if you can.

An Advent Recital by Duo Edelen
An Advent Recital by Duo Edelen

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2023, 5:00 PM

Nordica Auditorium, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME

About The Event

In the spirit of Advent, Fred and Christina Edelen will offer a  concert of Baroque music for cello and harpsichord on original  instruments.  Advent is a time of reflection and anticipation, and their  repertoire will reflect the season with pastoral and sacred music from  France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy. A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance. Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5:00 PM at Nordica Auditorium. Snow date is Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:00 PM.

Suggested  ticket price is $20, less if you can’t, more if you can, all welcome,  no one turned away. Free for 18 and under and for UMF students.

Duo Edelen has performed since 1983 in countless concerts in both the US and  Europe on both modern and original instruments. Comprised of cello  (Baroque and modern) and keyboard (harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano),  the duo has won a name for itself through its expressive playing, tonal  beauty, and virtuosity.

Fred Edelen  performs throughout the US and Europe on both modern and Baroque cello  as orchestral cellist, chamber musician, and recitalist. From 2003-2022  he was Assistant Solo Cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and  was formerly cellist with the Houston Symphony and Principal Cellist of  the San Antonio Symphony.  Described as a “masterful soloist” with  “astonishingly expressive style and gorgeous tone,” he has appeared as  soloist with the Phoenix, San Antonio, and Houston Symphony orchestras,  and was a prize winner at the National Society of Arts and Letters Cello  Competition. An avid performer on Baroque cello, Fred studied at the  Early Music Institute at Indiana University and continued his Baroque  studies as a Fulbright scholar in The Hague. He performs extensively  with his wife Christina Edelen as Duo Edelen.

Hailed as a “superb harpsichordist” by the Kansas City Star, Christina Scott Edelen brings a depth of experience, knowledge, and virtuosity to keyboard  performance and teaching.  On organ, harpsichord, clavichord, and  fortepiano, Christina has performed as soloist and in numerous  ensembles, concert series and festivals, including the Early Music  Festivals of Bloomington, Berkeley, and Boston, and the Concertgebouw  Chamber Orchestra.  She studied at the Indiana University Early Music  Institute and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and was a finalist at  the Bodky International Competition. Christina is a popular teacher and  lecturer, and has served on the faculties of Baylor University and the  University of Houston. She holds a PhD in 17th century English Musical  philosophy, and has published articles in both the US and Sweden.  Recordings include An Early Keyboard Sampler, Early English Organ  Concertos, and the Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord by Boismortier.  Christina is currently organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s  Episcopal Church in Yarmouth, Maine.

Tickets

  • Adult (Suggested $20)

    Pay what you are able, more if you are can, less if you can't. Nobody turned away.

    Pay what you want
  • 18 and Under/UMF Students

    $0.00

Total

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