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"Julia and Irwin emanate a deep mutual regard which, when ignited by their equally powerful dramatic electricity, seeds the air with the stuff of which life is made: heart, soul, spirit, love - call it what you will."

- The Greenfield Recorder

"Basically, what I tried to do was find music that reflected the life of the Black man in America - the pain, the joy, the love, the life." 

- Irwin Reese

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About Irwin Reese:

Tenor Irwin Reese, son of the late Reverend and Mrs. Roy V. Reese, is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Reese was a member of the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera Company for 23 years. He performed roles in Wozzeck, La Traviata, Der Rosenkavalier, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Death in Venice, La Forza Destino, and the Barber of Seville at the Metropolitan Opera. He performed with Calgary Opera for the Olympic Games. He has also performed on international and national tours of Porgy and Bess with Houston Grand Opera. For the world premier of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Mr. Reese sang with the New York City Opera. During the 2011-2012 season, he sang the role of Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Little Opera Company in Winnipeg, Canada. Irwin Reese toured in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienna and Holst's Savitri with Opera/South. Following the tour, he filmed William Grant Still's A Bayou Legend for PBS, which was broadcast nationally. He returned to Opera/South to appear in The Music Master by Pergolesi and Carissimi's oratorio Job. He has also performed with the St. Louis Municipal opera and the American Music Theater Festival. He sang in the premiere of The Crossing, which was composed for him by Robert Manno, at the Windam Chamber Music Festival. As a commercial voice-over singer, he was featured in television commercials for New York State Lottery and Traveler's Insurance. Irwin Reese can be heard singing on two episodes of Dora the Explorer.

About Julia Bady:

Julia Bady is concert pianist and piano teacher based in Greenfield, MA. She performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the New York/New England region and has had recordings of her performances featured on WCRB (Boston) and WFCR (Amherst) classical radio stations. Ms. Bady maintains a teaching studio at her home in Greenfield, MA and has taught at Milton Academy, Fontbonne Academy, the Academy at Charlemont, Eaglebrook School, ArtSpace (Greenfield) and Greenfield Community College. She has presented numerous master classes, workshops and clinics on the Taubman Approach to piano playing at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Northampton Community Music Center and the Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT.

Ms. Bady received her BA in Music from Brown University and a Master's degree in the Creative Arts in Education and in Piano Performance from the Longy School of Music and Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. She has studied piano with concert pianists Veronica Jokum and Ilya Itin, and chamber music with Roman Tottenberg, Blanche Moise, Sanford Sylvan, and Daniel Stepner. She has taken Master classes at New England Conservatory of Music, and has spent 25 years studying the Taubman Approach with Mary Moran and Edna Golandsky. Ms. Bady is a certified Teaching Associate of the Golandsky Piano Institute based in NYC. The Taubman Approach is a wonderful piano technique that promotes ease, fluidity and artistry at the piano. Ms. Bady was a finalist in the Concert Artists Guild Competition in NYC with flutist Susan Thomas, where they performed at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Bady and Mr. Reese have enjoyed collaborating since 2010 and have performed throughout the New York/New England region. Learn more at

Irwin and Julia perform at Antenna Cloud Farm:

Concert #6: Sunday, August 19, 2018

4:00 pm: Grounds open to public

4:30 pm: Doors open

5:00 pm: Concert (+ reception)

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