Bach @ The Alfond
This informal and intimate concert series at The Alfond Inn, invites patrons to learn more about Bach Festival visiting soloists, vocalists, and orchestra members and hear them perform some of their favorite repertoire.
Afternoon events include tea and scones from The Alfond Inn.
Joni Ross, violin
Bio coming soon
Dawn Marie Edwards, harp
Graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Dawn has won international harp auditions in Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Spain; Florida Orchestra; and Sarasota Orchestra, Florida. While working in Spain, Ms. Edwards toured Europe extensively with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Her recordings include the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, available on the CineArt label, in addition to tours and recordings with great artists such as Wynton Marsalis, James Galway, and Aurora Ginestera.
Since returning to the U.S., Ms. Edwards has held the post of Principal Harp and soloist of the Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, Key West Symphony, and the Bach Festival Orchestra. She has also served as guest Principal Harp of the Naples Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Savannah Symphony, and the National Orchestra of the Dominican Republic.
Dawn’s latest passion has been the creation of the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills, now in its 10th year, where she is the artistic director and education coordinator. The mission is to break down socioeconomic barriers with a focus on the area culture and heritage of the Lakota Sioux Nation. Her virtual choir project, “We Are One-Mitakuye Oyasin,” won 2nd place at the Indianer Inuit film festival in Germany—the largest festival in Europe. Additional awards include United Arts of Central Florida, NEA-Challenge America, Chamber Music America, and, most recently, the Hussman Foundation for her autism programs. Ms. Edwards serves on the faculty of Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.