Julianne Olson, vocalist with Wade Dingman, piano and Nathaniel Olson, baritone
Saturday, May 11, 2024
6:30pm Doors | 7:30pm Show
This performance is dedicated to all versions of Mothers. Mothers make the world go round and the music and lyrics selected today reflect facets of this notion. The songs are taken from an eclectic array of musical theater repertoire, ranging from Golden Age through Contemporary, with a small mix of Art Song as well. May the sentiments expressed through this timeless music conjure shared gratitude and memories of whatever the concept of “Mother” means to each listener.
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Julianne Olson Bio:
Dr. Julianne Olson has performed on four continents and nearly 20 countries as a professional singer. After graduating from Mt. Baker High School in 2004, Julianne left Whatcom County to attend Boston Conservatory. Since then, she has worked with such companies as Lyric Opera of Chicago in the world premiere of The Property with Lyric Unlimited, Opera Roanoke, Triad Stage, Hungarian National Theater of Szeged and Pécs in The Crucible, Princeton Festival in Threepenny Opera and concertized with Ashville Lyric Opera, Seattle International Artists Series, with Ravinia in Concert am Rheim/Ravinia in concert in Tuscon, Scottsdale and Palm Springs, at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center NYC, Peoria Symphony as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Denver International Festival of Arts and Technology, and as a vocal soloist on tour throughout South Korea, England, China and Indonesia. Julianne has twice been awarded from the Metropolitan Opera National Council and has performed such roles as Butterfly in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Antonia in Tales of Hoffman, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, and Musetta in La Boheme. An active cross-over artist, Julianne was the house jazz singer for 4 years at Mambo Italian in NYC
Julianne holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a Cognate in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of North Carolina in Greensboro. In addition, Dr. Olson also holds voice degrees from Boston Conservatory, New Jersey City University, and Indiana University. Now, Julianne runs a full private home voice studio in Lynden, WA.
Nathaniel Olson Bio:
Dr. Nathaniel Olson, Baritone, hails from Illinois, is currently based in Lynden, Washington and is delighted to perform Haydn’s Creation with the Lafayette Master Chorale. He regularly performs as bass soloist with the Bach Society of Charleston, Duke Chapel Bach Cantata Series, Raleigh Camerata, and the Raleigh Bach Soloists. Career highlights include premiering the role of Tomasz in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The Property, solo recitals for the Carnegie Hall Great Singers III Series and the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti at the Ravinia Festival, as Don Giovanni for the Oklahoma Mozart Festival, a solo WTVP Public Television Special entitled “The American Songbook,” a concert of laments by Monteverdi and Weckmann for the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music 2019 Annual Meeting, and solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Dr. Olson holds degrees from Wheaton College, Indiana University Bloomington, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Olson is currently a full-time Choir Director at Lynden Christian School, part-time faculty for Lee University Online, and a member of the 208th Army Reserve Band.
Wade Dingman Bio:
Wade Dingman is a multi-faceted performer, coach, and accompanist. He started building his broad record of organ performance experience following his postgraduate organ studies at Pacific Lutheran University where he was one of four organists chosen nationally to perform in the international symposium The Organ in the New Millenium. He holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance from the University of Notre Dame and Germany’s highest degree in Organ Performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany. Equally at home as organist, pianist, or vocal accompanist, Wade has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest and throughout Europe, in venues such as St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland; Marienkirche, Stralsund, Germany; Yorkminster, England; Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria; American Embassy in Berlin, Germany; Italy, Hungary, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, Bellingham Festival of Music, Pacific Northwest Opera, North Carolina and New York.
A native of Washington State, Wade is a graduate from Western Washington University who holds degrees in both Piano and French. He furthered his studies in piano, vocal accompanying and opera coaching in Salzburg and Graz, Austria; and has worked in Austria, Germany and Italy as a vocal coach, language coach and accompanist. He currently serves as Principal Organist at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.
Tickets are available at the Jansen Art Center during regular hours or can be purchased online. All tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets: Julianne & Nathaniel Olson
May 11, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Chamber Hall
The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: