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Best-selling artist and Utah native Jenny Oaks Baker will release her new album, "Wish upon a Star: A Tribute To The Music of Walt Disney," on Aug. 2.
The album features songs produced and arranged by Emmy-award-winning composer Kurt Bestor.
This project comes one year after her Billboard Classical No. 1 hit, "Then Sings My Soul."
Baker delivers a mix of popular favorites and lesser-known melodies on this album:
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?
To celebrate the release of the album, Jenny will perform and sign at two Deseret Book locations, complete with her violin and princess dress. Attendance is free, and she's happy to greet any young 'princesses' who come to meet her (dressing up is encouraged).
Flagship Store (Salt Lake) Friday August 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
45 W SOUTH TEMPLE, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101
Fort Union Store on Saturday August 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1110 FORT UNION BLVD, MIDVALE, UT 84047
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. 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. Baker, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside outside of Washington D.C.