Nancy Baun

Cellist Nancy Baun is a critically acclaimed soloist, having performed with over a dozen orchestras in her home state of Pennsylvania. A student of Orlando Cole, she has since studied chamber music with Menahem Pressler and Timothy Eddy, and appeared in master classes for Lynn Harrell and Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival.

A seasoned chamber musician, she has performed over 1,000 events throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, including three concerts at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. She appears on nine recordings, including a Grammy nominated series on Naxos International.

As an educator, Baun has served on college faculties, taught elementary music, and presented a broad roster of community education events at conferences, art galleries, and science museums.

In Buffalo, she performs with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, and Young Audiences of Western New York, for which her education series combining music and art has received a national grant. She summers as guest faculty at festivals in Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont, and is a founding member of the Ravel Trio, based in Baltimore. She lives with her husband, saxophonist Steve Rosenthal and their hockey goalie son, Max.


Journey With Music and the Imagination

Concert cellist Nancy Baun pairs with a pianist to explore the connection between storytelling and music in this interactive program. Beginning with a short work by Lukas Foss, the artists describe the creative process in music and writing. They discuss ways music can inspire ideas and feelings one can then convey with language. Demonstrating the character and various elements of the piece, the artists guide students to create their own “sound story”. The program culminates with a cello and piano performance of Raya Then’s “Journey”.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-6
Audience Limit: 60
Performance cost (single): $340.00
Performance cost (back to back): $645.00

Have You Ever Listened to a Drawing?

What do you draw or paint when you’ re listening to the Beatles, as opposed to Brahms? How does live musical performance inspire visual self-expression? Concert cellist Nancy Baun guides students through exercises that explore the relationship between music and art. These activities include movement, active listening, drawing and dreaming.

This program can be expanded into a long-term residency; contact office for information.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-6
Audience Limit: 60
Performance cost (single): $300.00
Performance cost (back to back): $530.00

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