December’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the library’s community room. It will feature soprano Maja Markovic in arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. She will be accompanied by violinists Arina Alexandrova and Wendy Loeb, violist Shannon Yandall, cellist Laura Weil, and flutist Ted Parker. The 45-minute program will include arias from Bach’s Cantatas 51, 82, and 209, arias from Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans and Laudate Pueri Dominum, and the Sinfonia from Bach’s Cantata 21.
Markovic, a lyric soprano, completed her education in Belgrade, Serbia, with a bachelor’s in philosophy from University of Belgrade and a diploma in opera performance from School of Music Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic. Afterward, she performed in solo recitals and as a soloist with several choirs in Belgrade, and she toured Germany and Greece. Since moving to San Diego, Markovic has performed at various San Diego and Los Angeles libraries, churches, colleges and concert halls. In March 2009 she sang in “Trial by Jury” and “Rumpelstiltskin” with Lyric Opera San Diego. Recently she has performed with the Caretti Trio, Dionysus Quartet, Volante Chamber Players and other small ensembles. And she has performed with the Balkan Bend in several folk festivals.
The library is at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call (858) 552-1668.