Spring 2017 Events

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09. January 2017 by angela.billanti
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Chatham’s own, Assistant Professor of Music, Michael Boyd Awarded Feta Prize in Sound Art 2016

THE FETA PRIZE IN SOUND ART 2016 AWARDED TO MICHAEL BOYD

Dr. Boyd, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded the Feta Prize in Sound Art for 2016.  Click on the link to read more about Dr. Boyd’s work.

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Boyd is a composer, scholar, and experimental improviser who holds graduate degrees from the University of Maryland (DMA, composition) and SUNY Stony Brook (MA, music theory and history). His music has been performed throughout the United States and abroad in a variety of large and small venues. Boyd has published articles in Notes, Tempo, and Perspectives of New Music as well as reviews in American Music, Computer Music Journal and Popular Music and Society. He previously taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the University of Maryland, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Towson University, Frederick Community College, and SUNY Stony Brook. (https://www.chatham.edu/music/facultydetails)

 

09. January 2017 by angela.billanti
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Student Recital Fall 2016

On Monday December 5, 2016 Chatham University music students had a wonderful performance to showcase what they have been working on all fall semester. 15391006_1196574083741867_8281738414773171639_n img_3728
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07. December 2016 by angela.billanti
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A Special Tribute Concert: Music of David Stock

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Andrés Cárdenes , violin Pauline Rovkah, piano

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Lorien Benet Hart and Rhian Kenny

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Michael Lipman, cello

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Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp

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Claudia Mahave, Michael Lipman, Lorien Benet Hart, and Kathy Soroka

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Mixed Quintet — with Simon Cummings, Kathleen Andrews McMasters, Federico Garcia-De Castro, Chad Crummel, Emily Cook

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Lindsey Goodman, flute

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Jim Cunningham, Master of Ceremonies

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On November 20th, the Chatham University Music Program organized a tribute concert to local conductor and composer, David Stock. It was a wonderful memorial for David Stock and his family members who attended the event.

Performers included:

  • Sara Stock Mayo, mezzo soprano
  • Katherine Soroka, mezzo soprano
  • Andres Cardenes, violin
  • Pauline Rovkah, piano
  • nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano
  • David Allen Wehr, piano
  • Lindsey Goodman, flute
  • Robert Frankenberry, piano
  • Alia Music Pittsburgh, conductor Federico Garcia
  • PSO Members
    • James Gorton, oboe
    • Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp
    • Rhian Kenny, flute
    • Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola
    • Meng Wang, viola
    • Claudia Mahave, violin
    • Lorien Hart, violin
    • Michael Lipman, cello
  • Jim Cunningham, Master of Ceremonies

 

20. November 2016 by angela.billanti
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Walter Morales

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Walter is working on all of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.  On November 18th he played Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas Part VI: Op. 49, No.1 – Op. 49, No. 2 – Op. 2 No. 3. He will be performing more in the near future and we will keep you updated on when these performances will take place.

18. November 2016 by angela.billanti
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Andrés Cárdenes and David Stock’s Friendship

img_5485-edit    Andrés Cárdenes , violinist, will play “Santa Fe Salsa” with Luz Manriques, pianist, for the Tribute Concert for David Stock.

David Stock was a composer and conductor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a composer-in-residence of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony.  In 1976 Stock founded the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble where he was Conductor Laureate and retired as Music Director after 23 years. Stock passed away at the age of 76 in 2015.

Cárdenes is playing “Santa Fe Salsa” which he recorded on his album, Made in the USA. This album featured all living American composers. While producing the album, he thought of Stock and hoped he could write him something snappy.

Cárdenes called Stock and said, “Can I commission you to write me something cool?”  Stock agreed and was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico when he wrote the piece. Cárdenes immediately loved it when Stock sent it to him.

Cárdenes  has also played Stock’s first violin concerto that he premiered with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and performed at Carnegie Music Hall. “I’ve played almost everything he ever wrote that had violin in it,” said Cárdenes.

Cárdenes was very close with Stock and feels he is a unique individual. He reminisced about Stock mentioning that he mercifully teased him about his self-promotion.  Cárdenes said, “David, I’ve only premiered 11 of your pieces, commissioned 3 of them, and recorded 2 of them, what else do you want from me?”

Cárdenes said, “Stock loved his work and he loved that we played his music.” Cárdenes has a close connection with, Santa Fe Salsa along with all of Stock’s music.

10. November 2016 by angela.billanti
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Henry Spinelli, Emeritus Professor of Music, lovely performance at Chatham University

Henry Spinelli Emeritus Professor of Music

Henry Spinelli Emeritus Professor of Music

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Henry Spinelli Emeritus Professor of Music with Chatham University Students

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Henry Spinelli, Emeritus Professor of Music, had a lovely performance on October 21, 2016. He performed works from J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Debussy.

21. October 2016 by angela.billanti
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Student Recital – Spring 2016

On April 18, 2016, the students taking applied music lessons gave a recital to showcase their accomplishments during the semester.

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Cierra Snyder, piano, performed Sarabande by Arcangelo Corelli.

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Tanya Gutterson, guitar, performed Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings.

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Lindsey Bost, soprano, performed Down by the Sally Gardens arranged by Benjamin Britten. She was accompanied by Dr. Kelly Lynch on piano.

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Justine Barry, mezzo-soprano, performed Wehmuth Op. 39 No. 9 by Robert Schumann and When I am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. She was accompanied by Walter Morales, piano.

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Kathryn Polaski, piano, performed Johannes Brahms’ Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2.

 

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Francesca Fello, soprano, performed Die Forelle by Franz Schubert and Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams. She was accompanied by Walter Morales, piano.

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Ms. Fello is a Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholar at Chatham University.

 

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Elizabeth Romano, soprano, performed Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Bright is the Ring of Words and Ma rendi pur content by Vincenzo Bellini. She was accompanied by Walter Morales, piano.

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Ms. Romano is a Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholar at Chatham University.

*No photo: Hannah Gregor, piano, performed Ivan Sings by Aram Khachaturian.

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Nathan Steineck, piano, performed Robert Schumann’s Petite étude, op. 68, Arietta Op. 12 No. 1 from Lyric pieces by Edvard Griet, and Etude Op. 10 No. 9 by Frédéric Chopin.

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Sarah Weinschenker, soprano, performed Ach, ich fühls from Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She was accompanied by Walter Morales.

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Ms. Weinschenker was a Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholar at Chatham University. She graduated in May 2016.

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Hannah Gregor, mezzo-soprano, performed Come Away, Death by Gerald Finzi, Près des remparts de Seville from Carmen by Georges Bizet, and Amours, viens aider ma faiblesse from Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns. She was accompanied by Walter Morales, piano. Ms. Gregor is a Minna Kaufmann Ruud Scholar at Chatham University.

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Mingyao Xu, piano, performed Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 854, from Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, by Johann Sebastian Bach and Etude Op. 25 No. 12 by Frédéric Chopin.

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Francesca Fello, soprano, and Elizabeth Romano, soprano, performed the duet Laudamus Te, from Gloria, by Antonio Vivaldi.

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Hannah Gregor, mezzo-soprano, and Sarah Weinschenker, soprano, performed Quis est homo, from Stabat Mater, by Gioacchino Rossini to end the recital.

28. May 2016 by hgregor
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An Evening of Chamber Music

On April 9, 2016, Roy Sonne, violin, Yeeha Chiu, piano, and Adam Liu, cello, gave a superb performance of chamber music. Some pieces were for trio, while others were duets. Pieces included were composed by Haydn, Arensky, Beach, Rachmaninoff, and Bloch.

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Roy Sonne, violin, Yeeha Chiu, piano, and Adam Liu, cello, pose together after the performance.

 

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The performers pose with Chatham students and faculty.

28. May 2016 by hgregor
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University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, lead by conductor Roger Zahab, gave an exceptional performance of challenging pieces on March 20, 2016.

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28. May 2016 by hgregor
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