Bestselling artist Jenny Oaks Baker will delight fans young and old with her newest album, Wish upon a Star: A Tribute To The Music of Walt Disney. The album features songs produced and arranged by Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor.
This project comes one year after her Billboard #1 hit, Then Sings My Soul. “We are expecting a great response to this album,” says Bob Ahlander, head of Shadow Mountain Records, the label that produces Baker’s albums. “These are the songs we all know and love, but in this case they are performed by a virtuoso who takes them to a whole new level. Her fans will love it, and I predict she will win over a whole new bunch of people with this amazing project.”
Baker delivers a mix of popular favorites and lesser-known melodies on this highly anticipated track list:
- Colors of the Wind
- When You Wish Upon a Star
- Beauty and the Beast
- A Whole New World
- God Help the Outcasts
- A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
- Mary Poppins Fantasia
- Part of Your World
- Once Upon a Dream
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
- Baby Mine
Baker will perform in conjunction with Education Week August 16-19 at 8pm. All performances will be in the Madsen Recital Hall. At the concert, she will perform songs from Wish Upon a Star.
Jenny Oaks Baker: Ms. Baker is one of America’s most accomplished classical violinists. She began playing the violin at age four, and received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Ms. Baker performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family. She has released ten albums since 1998. They have sold more than 150,000 copies and charted on the National Billboard Charts multiple times, with her last album, “Then Sings my Soul” hitting No. 1 on Billboard. Ms. Baker, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside outside of Washington D.C.