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MUSIC MATINEE PRESENTS MARCIA HADJIMARKOS

Fortepianist Marcia Hadjimarkos will continue the 26th season of the Reed College Music Matinee series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 3 in Reed's Vollum Lecture Hall. Her concert will feature music from Mozart, Beethoven, Sejan, and Haydn. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Marcia Hadjimarkos, an Oregon native, has international renown as a clavichord and fortepiano specialist. Beginning her career in Brussels, she soon moved on to perform in the United States and in European cities that include Florence, Edinburgh, and Antwerp. In 1995 Hadjimarkos presented the European premiere of the complete Haydn keyboard sonatas in a series of eight recitals given in Cluny, France. This highly acclaimed cycle was given on five historic keyboard instruments; she was heralded by the musical press as "one of the best fortepianists of our time."

Christopher Clarke, Journal de SaƓne-et-Loire, after watching the performances in Cluny, wrote that Hadjimarkos "displayed infallible technical prowess. . . . All she played was filled with a humanity and a compassion that went straight to the hearts of those privileged to be present."

Michael Thomas, Early Music Review, also praised Hadjimarkos's Cluny concert series. "While listening to Hadjimarkos, one feel her whole intelligence and sensitivity focused on each motive. Nothing is lost. Her intensity is transmitted to the audience, who follow with rapt attention such as one rarely sees. She allowed the tempo to move with a natural ebb and flow of the music. The texture was clear and the runs impeccable, balancing at the top and then trickling away delightfully."

The Music Matinee Series, founded by Reed College professor of German and humanities Ottomar Rudolf in 1970, is made possible with the help of contributions from the Reed College Music Associates.