Chatham University Music Events Announced

The Chatham University Music Program has announced the upcoming Musical Performance calendar. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Pauline Rovkah, Director of the Piano Program, at rovkah@chatham.edu or 412-365-1679.

Fall 2019 Music Events

The Art of Fortepiano
September 19, 7:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Featuring works by JS, CPE, WF Bach, Haydn, and Mozart
Matthew Bengtson, fortepiano

Cabaret Benefit
September 28, 4:00 p.m., Mellon Board Room
An evening of musical theatre and jazz standards performed by the Chatham Choir in a Cabaret setting; mocktails, appetizers, and raffle baskets benefit the Chatham Choir

Vocal Recital: Sentimental Journey
October 25, 7:30 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Featuring songs from the Golden Age of Broadway by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Irving Berlin, among others.
Kelly Lynch, Desiree Soteres, Kara Cornell, Samuel Viggiano and Erich Lascek with Amy Kapp, piano

Music for Food: Remembering the Tree of Life
October 26, 3:00 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Chamber music recital, featuring Schubert’s Piano Trio in B flat major
Roy Sonne, violin
Kathy Melucci, cello
Yeeha Chiu, piano

Last Piano compositions of great composers
November 15, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Works by Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Debussy and Scriabin
Akina Kondoh, piano 

Music for Food: Vocal Recital
November 24, 7:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with songs and arias
Sopranos Kelly Lynch and Desiree Soteres, among others

Candlelight
December 6, 8:00 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Annual all-campus winter celebration of lessons and carols by the Chatham Choir

Spring 2020 Music Events

In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.  Chatham University Music Program is marking this special occasion with two spring concert events featuring Beethoven’s works.

Beethoven: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part XI
Op. 27, No. 1 - Op. 54 - Op. 109
January 17, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Walter Morales, piano

Music for Food: Happy Birthday Mozart!
January 26, 7:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Pauline Rovkah, piano
Yeeha Chiu, piano
Katherine Soroka, soprano
Guest artists of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

“A Tribute to Women Composers”
March 20, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Featuring works by Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, and Nancy Galbraith
Menghua Lin, piano

Richard Strauss’s “Salome” in concert
March 27, 7:30 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Performers: Kelly Lynch, Katherine Soroka, Robert Chafin, Andrew W. Potter, with pianist Walter Morales

Alia Musica Pittsburgh: Spring Concert
April 3, 7:30 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Featuring former PSO concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes with New York new music violist Wendy Richman, in modern works for string orchestra by Annie Hui-Shin Hsieh, and Claude Vivier, as well as Ken Ueno's viola concerto Talus, and Spanish composers Daniel Royo's new double concerto for violin and clarinet, featuring also upstart clarinetist Alberto Agut

Spring Concert
April 4, 3:00 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
A collection of secular, sacred, contemporary and pop choral music
Stacey Conner, Director of Choral Activities

Beethoven: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part XII
Op. 31, No. 3 - Op. 110
April 17, 4:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Center
Walter Morales, piano

 

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