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Our 50th Year

Steven Banks and Xak Bjerken
Adelaide Boedecker
Lisa Chavez
Peter and Kara Dugan
Jonathan Gentry
Joshua Horne
Dick Hyman and Robert White
Olga Kern with Vladislav Kern
Tetiana Shafran
Kevin Short
Jennifer and Christopher Takeda
Maria Wirries

Peter and Kara DuganPeter and Kara Dugan

Peter and Kara Dugan

Pianist Peter Dugan is the newly announced host of NPRís beloved program From the Top. He has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. He last appeared on SILLís Music Mondays with baritone John Brancy.

His wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, has been praised by The New York Times for her ďvocal warmth and rich character.Ē Ms. Dugan has sung with the San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Boston Early Music Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Alice Tully Hall, and Aspen Music Festival.

The husband and wife duo perform together at festivals throughout the United States and both hold bachelorís and masterís degrees from the Juilliard School. of Music.