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Poets of the Piano: Contrasts

March 19 was the premiere of our last Friday Afternoon Musicale of the 2020-2021 school year. Nathan Carterette, deemed “exuberant yet sensitive” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, performed pairs of contrasting piano works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, and Medtner and … Continue reading

28. April 2021 by katherine.hetz
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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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American Awakening

On Friday, November 20, the music program hosted its second virtual concert of the 2020-2021 school year. Zoe Sorrell, a member of our Chatham music faculty, has been deemed a “profoundly gifted and innovative flutist” by Pittsburgh in the Round. … Continue reading

12. March 2021 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: A Musical Menu

This Sunday, we celebrated Thanksgiving a little early with Aria412’s delicious performance of songs on themes of food, drink, and revelry from opera, musical theatre, and cinema. The entire program was permeated with personality, humor, sugar, and spice. These songs … Continue reading

26. November 2019 by katherine.hetz
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Last Piano Compositions of Great Composers

We give special thanks to the talented and award-winning Akina Kondoh for her performance this Friday as she shared with us the last piano compositions of Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Scriabin, and Schubert. The highlight of the recital was Kondoh’s masterful … Continue reading

17. November 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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