Soprano Julianne Baird, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced,”  will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Squires Recital Salon at Virginia Tech.

The School of Performing Arts is hosting the performance as part of the "Music on Monday" series.

Baird has been featured multiple times on NPR, including “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, for collaborations as a performer of baroque opera and oratorio. 

"Ms. Baird floats tones in a column of air with a purity and dead-center intonation that are astonishing.” the Pittsburgh Press writes.

Her numerous appearances include performances with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic and well as the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. She has also appeared at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the International Lufthansa Festival in London. 

Baird has an extensive recording history on famous labels including Decca, Newport Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon, with nearly 100 recording credits. She has been notably listed as “one of the world’s ten most recorded classical artists," per Joanne Rile Artists Management. She will be performing at Virginia Tech with faculty member and pianist Tracy Cowden.

Tickets for each of the first two performances are $15 general, $12 senior, and $7 student, and may be purchased through the Squires ticket office, or by calling 540-231-5615. Tickets will also be available at the box office beginning one hour prior to the performance.

The "Music on Mondays" series showcases national and international guest artists and our talented faculty artists. There are 16 performances scheduled for the 2015-2016 season, with many free of charge.

Squires Theatre is located in the Squires Student Center at 290 College Ave. on the campus of Virginia Tech. Free parking is available on weekends and after 5 p.m. weekdays in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Streets, in the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street, and the Perry Street/Prices Fork lots. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200. Alternative parking is available in the Kent Squire parking garage and the Farmers Market metered parking lot, both located on Draper Road. Additional downtown Blacksburg parking information can be found online.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Susan Sanders at 540-231-5200 or email during regular business hours at least 7 business days prior to the event.

Main Street Inn is the hotel sponsor of the Music on Mondays series.



Written by Ryan McHugh of Blacksburg, VA., an arts leadership graduate candidate in the School of Performing Arts.
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