by David West
Guest artist Lindsey Strand-Polyak will perform with Northwestern State faculty Dennette McDermott, Douglas Bakenhus and Francis Yang of a program of baroque music from the court of Dresden on Tuesday March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Strand-Polyak will play violon, McDermott will play baroque flute, Bakenhus will play baroque bassoon and Yang will play harpsicord.
The program will be “Sonata a Tre für Violine, Flöte und basso” by Pierre Buffardin, “Sonata a Flute,Violin, basfono e cembalo” by Georg Ph. Telemann but attributed to Handel,
“Passemezzo” by Johann Vierdanck, “Sonata Detta La Desperata à 2“ by Carlino Farina, “Solo Suite” by Johann Vilsmayr, “Trio Sonata Violin e Flauto” by Jiri Čart(Georg Zarth) and “Concerto in sol minor per flauto, violino, fagotto e basso” by Antonio Vivaldi
Praised for her “rococo gracefulness,” Strand-Polyak is active throughout the West Coast as a baroque violinist and violist. She performs with ensembles such as the American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, SeaXle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks and Bach Collegium San Diego. Strand-Polyak has appeared at the Oregon Bach Festival, Twin Cities Early Music Festival, and the Fringe Series of both Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. She was the assistant director for the UCLA Early Music Ensemble from 2011-2015 and is co-artistic director of baroque chamber group Ensemble Bizarria and of Los Angeles Baroque—Southern California’s first community baroque orchestra.
Her lecture-recitals include events at McGill University, the University of Texas at Austin, and national meetings of the American Musicological Society. She has served on the faculty of the Colburn School and the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and was recently appointed adjunct professor of baroque violin and viola at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Ph.D./M.M. in musicology and violin performance from UCLA.