Lunch and Learn  [SOLD OUT]

Tuesday, June 18 • 12:00 pm
The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Holly Maurer and Dr. Esther Jeehae Ahn

This event is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, email Lillie Judge, ljudge(at)

NOTE: This is a free event, but registration is required. You are invited to bring a lunch. Bach Akademie Charlotte will have bottled water available.

Join us for this an opportunity to learn more about the music of Monteverdi through Vivaldi, and the influence of Italian Baroque composers on JS Bach. 

Holly Maurer

Holly Maurer.jpgHolly Maurer performs with Carolina Pro Musica on viola da gamba, continuo, and flauto traverso/recorder. She has a BA from St. Lawrence University in music and religion and MM from The New England Conservatory in performance practice of early music. Holly studied viola da gamba with Grace Feldman in Boston and has continued her studies with Gail Schroeder.

Holly has performed with New England Baroque ensemble and various chamber groups in Boston and New York before moving to Charlotte in 1993. She performed with Karen Jacob at the Boston Early Music Festival, June 1997. For many years, she performed with Carolina Baroque, has been a guest artist with several ensembles and has taught summers at Mountain Collegium.

Holly also teaches music at Central Piedmont Community College, in Charlotte where she directs the Early Music classes.

Dr. Esther Jeehae Ahn

Esther Jeehae Ahn-2.jpgEsther Jeehae Ahn is Assistant Professor of Music at Weber State University (Ogden, Utah) and is the Director of the WSU Piano Festival. Lauded by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for her interpretive coherence and graceful realization, pianist Esther Jeehae Ahn has captivated international audiences with her rare blend of musical brilliance, sensitivity and emotional depth. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in major venues, series and festivals throughout the North America, Asia and Europe.

Esther earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music, with a minor degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music. She was a guest artist at the South Korean launch of Steinway & Sons, the Ministry of National Defense in South Korea and at the US-Korea Conference in New York. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s From the Top and WSMR Classical.

A sought-after adjudicator and clinician, she is also Chair of the MTNA Piano Performance Competition and is Chair of the Collegiate Program for the state of Utah. She previously taught at New England Conservatory and Eastman School of Music and served on the piano faculty at Clarke University.

Festival Events

Friday, June 14 • 7:00 pm
Bach@The Brauhaus: Peter Blanchette >
The Pianodrome in The Historic Grace at the Brooklyn Collective-Charlotte

Saturday, June 15 • 7:30 pm
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons >
Sandra Levine Theatre
Queens University of Charlotte

Sunday, June 16 • 7:30 pm
Bach’s German Organ Mass >
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Monday, June 17 • 2:00 pm
Organ Masterclass >
Providence United Methodist Church

Monday, June 17 • 7:30 pm
Lagrime mie: Songs of Lamentation, Disdain, and Renewal >
McColl Center

Tuesday, June 18 • 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn >

Tuesday, June 18 • 7:30 pm
Bach, The Next Chapter >
Kathryn Greenhoot Recital Hall
Queens University of Charlotte

Wednesday, June 19 • 7:30 pm
Vocal Fellows Recital >
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Thursday, June 20 • 12:00 pm
The Monteverdi Experience I >
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Thursday, June 20 • 7:30 pm
The Renaissance Motet >
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

Friday, June 21 • 12:00 pm
The Monteverdi Experience II >
Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

Friday, June 21 • 7:30 pm
The Cello, Ascending: The Rising Virtuosity of the Baroque Cello > 
Trinity Presbyterian Church

Saturday, June 22 • 7:30 pm
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 >
Sandra Levine Theatre
Queens University of Charlotte

Artists, dates, venues, and repertoire subject to change


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