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Songs That Inspire: A Vocal-Organ Duo Recital

  Stacey Brett Davern, soprano and Chatham University Music Faculty, and Dr. Bradley Fitch, organist/pianist at Grove City College and Christ United Methodist Church, performed a vocal-organ duo recital for our February Friday Afternoon Musicale. Featuring favorites of song and … Continue reading

15. March 2021 by katherine.hetz
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Songs of Isolation and Hope

For our January Friday Afternoon Musicale, music faculty members Kelly Lynch, soprano, and Walter Morales, piano, performed a recital that reflected on themes of isolation, sadness, loss, and hope of reconciliation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the new … Continue reading

15. March 2021 by katherine.hetz
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Beethoven: Innovations and Variations

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, pianist, conductor, and vocal coach, Walter Morales, performed the 24 Variations on “Venni Amore,” WoO 65, Beethoven’s first major set of variations for solo piano. His program also included the Variations in C minor, … Continue reading

12. March 2021 by katherine.hetz
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Music for Food: Happy Birthday Amadeus!

Happy birthday, Amadeus! Thank you to all who attended our Music for Food concert last night in honor of Mozart’s 264th birthday. We raised over $900 for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to help the hungry in the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

27. January 2020 by katherine.hetz
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Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part XI

The Chatham University Music Program concert series began its Spring semester with the continuation of Walter Morales’s Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas series. Part XI was a pianistic success, as was proven by the overflowing Founders’ Room and all-around enthusiasm for … Continue reading

21. January 2020 by katherine.hetz
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Music for Food: Remembering the Tree of Life

Last Saturday, Roy Sonne, Yeeha Chiu, and Kathy Melucci performed a beautiful program in memoriam of last year’s Tree of Life victims. Heartfelt expression and exquisite musicianship insinuated their way into the hearts of the audience, and, soothing like a … Continue reading

31. October 2019 by katherine.hetz
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The Art of Fortepiano

Bravo to Matthew Bengtson, who performed at Chatham on September nineteenth on his copy of a 1785 Anton Walter fortepiano! Bengtson’s playing transported us back to 18th-century Vienna, providing an enriching perspective to what Bach’s, Haydn’s, and Mozart’s music would … Continue reading

04. October 2019 by katherine.hetz
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Sounds from Ireland

World-renowned pianist, Finghin Collins, privileged the Chatham community with the opportunity of hearing his lecture-recital. Collins played an exquisite program of music by John Field, Chopin, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as two contemporary Irish composers, Philip Martin and Marian … Continue reading

15. April 2019 by katherine.hetz
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Music for Food

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Kelsey Blumenthal (violin), Deanna Badizadegan (viola), Will Chow (cello), and Max Blair (oboe) performed with pianist Francesca Tortorello at our second Music for Food concert this semester. These brilliant musicians delivered a program of works by … Continue reading

27. March 2019 by katherine.hetz
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Music for Food: Chamber Music Recital

The renowned Clarion Quartet gave the first performance of the Spring semester at Chatham with talented pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou on Saturday, February 9, 2019, performing works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg and Bohuslav Martinu. Many gathered to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community … Continue reading

11. February 2019 by katherine.hetz
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