James Laughlin Music Hall was treated to an afternoon of chamber music featuring works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Fauré, Phillips, and Schultz. The performance featured Catherine Cho, violin (The Juilliard School faculty) and Tina Faigen, piano (University of Pittsburgh faculty).
We are pleased to announce that the concert raised almost 2,000 dollars for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Our concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering all musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice. For more information, visit https://musicforfood.net/
Students enrolled in vocal and instrumental lessons performed in the Student Recital. Works by classical and contemporary composers were showcased as well as student compositions. Performers included Justine Barry, Bethany Bookout, Cymone Butler, Sabrina Cheuvront, Francesca Fello, Kacey Gardner, Nayu Hattori, Kathrine Hetz, Jessica Keller, Erion Morton, Brynna Neal, , London Pipkins, Elizabeth Romano, Kaitlyn Salmon, Noriko Sasaki, and Amy Winter
Chatham University celebrated their yearly tradition of Candlelight on December 1st. The annual ceremony included readings by members of the Chatham community as well as carols performed by the Chatham University Choir. The evening ended with candle lighting and a poem read by Sue Finegold.
Chatham Choir is directed by Stacey Brett Conner and was joined by accompanist Amy Kapp.
Pianist, conductor, and Chatham faculty member, Walter Morales, continued his presentation of Beethoven’s Complete Piano Sonatas on Friday at the James Laughlin Music Center. Mr. Morales presented Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2 and Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 “Pastoral”.
Chatham Music Program was joined by ethnomusicologist and Indonesian music specialist Dr. Meghan Hynson and the University of Pittsburgh Gamelan Ensemble in an afternoon of exploration into the West Javanese musical ensemble gamelan degung. Participants were introduced to Indonesian music and its cultural contexts for performance.
Pittsburgh-based classical pianist and recording artist, James Iman, presented a showcase of works by women composers from the 20 and 21st centuries. The recital included works by Alwynne Pritchard, Rebecca Saunders, Kyle Bartlett, and Galina Ustvolskaya.
We opened up our Fall semester vocal series with a presentation of Verdi’s Ballo in Maschera. Our featured performers were Kelly Lynch, Stacey Conner, Katherine Soroka, Raymond Blackwell, Curt Scheib, Robert Frankenberry, and Walter Morales.
Our Sunday Vocal Series presented Verdi’s La Forza Del Destino. Performers featured Kelly Lynch, Robert Frankenberry, Zachary Luchetti, Milutin Lazich & Stacey Brett Conner. Walter Morales accompanied them on the piano.
Students enrolled in Vocal and Instrumental lessons performed in the Student Recital works by classical and contemporary composers. Performers included Maria Kim, Michelle Kondrich, Raymond Quiroz, Erion Morton, Trevor Mackenzie, Hope Sims-Medley, Angela Billanti, Cymone Butler, Akira Ormes-Strong, Sara Strassner, Alexandra Frownfelter, Elizabeth Romano, Xiaohuan Yu, Lindsay Roadarmel, Justine Barry and Francesca Fello.
Members of the Chatham University Choir and Chamber Choir along with director Stacey Brett Conner and accompanist Amy Kapp performed a collection of secular, sacred, contemporary and pop choral music.