Musica Viva Faculty Recital Sept. 11

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department will present a free faculty recital to kick off the 2011-2012 Musica Viva Series on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The recital is in memoriam of Dr. Gena Proulx who passed away Aug. 12, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer and who was a strong supporter of the fine arts at JJC. The recital will also be in honor of all of those who were lost in the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.

The recital by Tracey Ford, soprano, and Daniela Broderick, piano, will include works by Mozart, Debussy, Prokofiev, Liszt and American composers Virgil Thomas, John Duke, Henry Mollicone, and Samuel Barber.

Tracey Ford completed her D.M.A. in vocal performance and literature at the University of Illinois in 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Art in French and Linguistics from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University. Her operatic credits include, Gretel in “Hensel and Gretel,” Spring, Juno in “The Fairy Queen” and Giuletta in “I Capuleti ed I Montecchi.”

In 2001, she was selected to performed Mozart’s Die Krönungs Messe and Vesperae Solemnes de confessore and the role of Erste Dame in “Die Zauberflöte” in Salzburg, Austria. Ford is an adjunct faculty member at JJC, an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is a private voice teacher in Chicago.

Daniela Broderick completed her D.M.A. in piano performance and literature at the University of Illinois in 2009, under the supervision of William Heiles and renowned Beethoven scholar William Kinderman.

She has performed throughout Brazil and the United States including solo performances with the Rio de Janeiro Federal University Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO), the Cathedral Concert Series in Joliet, Saturdays with Brahms Series in Colorado, and Music at Moser at the University of St. Francis. She is now an associate professor of music at JJC.

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