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Daniel Baer and Margaret Izard: Songs of America

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is an online-only art song recital that is free to watch. You will be able to watch by visiting our YouTube Page or by clicking on the video player below.

Leslie Adams: Night Songs
Nico Gutierrez: Nostalgias del mi abuela
Jordan Jenkins: Omega
Jake Heggie: Of Gods and Cats
and more!

Sponsors receive additional recorded content and a pre-concert discussion between the artists.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daniel-baer-and-margaret-izard-new-world-art-song-tickets-149791064105

General Admission
This is an online recital that is free to watch. Donations will be accepted through Zelle, PayPal, and venmo.

We hope to see you there!

Daniel Baer – piano
The New York Times has hailed Daniel Baer as a pianist who plays with “fluidity, warmth, and sparkle” who “achieved the often elusive…goal of putting virtuosity at the service of bigger ideas.” Dr. Baer won first prize, the Marshall Prize, at the 2015 Grieg Festival Young Artist Competition held in Sarasota, Florida. He has since made his international debut, playing in the International Bergen Arts Festival and for the Grieg Society of Oslo. He has been a prizewinner in many other national and international piano competitions including the 2017 Iowa piano competition, the 2015 National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Competition held in Fargo, North Dakota, and the MTNA young artist piano competition. Dr. Baer was invited to be the guest artist at the 2012 Leschetizky Annual Birthday Recital, which was his New York solo debut. The blog Music, Life and other challenges wrote “Daniel Baer’s playing took the ear on a leash. Every note had color, depth, emotion, and meaning.” In 2011, he participated in Juilliard’s ChamberFest program performing the Brahms G minor piano quartet in Paul Hall. He has also played solo and chamber music recitals in Avery Fischer Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Hatch Recital Hall, and Steinway Hall.

Daniel Baer has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Community Music School, and Syracuse University. His students have won piano competitions, participated in local and statewide music programs, and earned admittance to college music programs. Dr. Baer lectured and worked as an accompanist at Syracuse University in 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize in recognition of his work as a teacher for the Eastman School of Music. For his achievements in the study and performance of piano, the Eastman School of Music awarded Dr. Baer the 2017 Cobos Piano Prize.

Daniel Baer has studied with Seymour Bernstein since 2005 and has taken lessons from Richard Goode, Joeseph Kalichstein, Nina Tichman, and Jerome Rose. Dr. Baer received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at Juilliard where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and earned his Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Douglas Humpherys.

Margaret Izard – mezzo-soprano
Margaret Izard, mezzo-soprano, performs regionally on the operatic stage and as a soloist. A true lover of art song, Ms. Izard is the co-founder of Artful Song, an art song company in the Chicago Area. Artful Song was in residency with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago for their 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons. Some of her more recent recitals include Clara Schumann and the men who loved her, featuring the works of Clara and Robert Schumann alongside those of Johannes Brahms, as well as Felix and Fanny, music of Mendelssohn siblings.

Ms. Izard received her BA Emory University and her MM in Voice from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and is currently a student of Alexandra Walker Lobianco.


May 9
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
(312) 291-0000