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Chatham University 2017-2018 Music Events Announced

PITTSBURGH: The Chatham University Music Program has announced the 2017-2018 Musical Performance calendar.  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.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON MUSICALE SERIES
Musicales are held at 4:00 p.m. in James Laughlin Music Center

October 20, 2017
20-21 century Women Composers: works by Alwynne Pritchard,
Rebecca Sunders, Kyle Bartlett and Galina Ustvolskaya
James Iman, piano

November 17, 2017
Beethoven: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part VIII
Walter Morales, piano

February 16, 2018
An Afternoon in Vienna: works by Haydn and Schubert, and also Faschingschwank aus Wien by Schumann, and Soirees de Vienne by Liszt
Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano

March 16, 2018
Beethoven: Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part VIII
Walter Morales, piano

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Concerts are held at 3:00 p.m. in James Laughlin Music Hall unless stated otherwise

January 14, 2018
Piano-Violin Duo recital: works by Mozart, Phillips & Schultz
Catherine Cho, violin (The Juilliard School faculty)
Tina Faigen, piano

March 17, 2018
An afternoon of Chamber Music,
featuring Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
Yeeha Chiu with the PSO members

April 14, 2018
Music for Food: Haydn and Dvořák Piano Trios
Katz- Cho Trio
Catherine Cho, violin (The Juilliard School faculty)
Paul Katz, cello (New England Conservatory faculty)
Pei Shan Lee, piano (New England Conservatory faculty)

May 4, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Alia Musica Pittsburgh Spring concert, featuring David Stock’s The Philosopher’s Stone with soloist Andrés Cárdenes, Witold Lutoslawski’s Chain No. 1, and other mixed chamber ensemble repertory

FACULTY/GUEST ARTIST SERIES
Performances are held in James Laughlin Music Hall at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

October 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Joy of Piano and Piano Duet: music by Mozart, Chopin, Dvořák and Brahms
Yeeha Chiu, Steinway artist
Pauline Rovkah, piano

January 18, 2018
/rhythmos duo:  piano/percussion (composer/performers)

February 15, 2018
Guitarist Kenneth Meyer: works for solo guitar from his new album “Draw the strings tight”, and music by Pittsburgh-based composer Federico Garcia-De Castro

March 2, 2018
Music On The Edge: Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging and Songs by Eric Moe
Christine Brandes, soprano
Eric Moe, piano

May 17, 2018
Piano Recital: music by Mozart, Brahms, Franck and Rachmaninov
Pauline Rovkah, piano

VOCAL SERIES
Performances are held at 3:00 p.m. Campbell Memorial Chapel

September 17, 2017
Verdi’s Ballo in Maschera 
Kelly Lynch, Stacey Conner, Demareus Cooper, Raymond Blackwell, Robert Frankenberry, Walter Morales

January 21, 2018
Richard Strauss’ Elektra, Part 1
Anna Singer, Dr. Kelly Lynch, Robert Frankenberry, Walter Morales

April 22, 2018
Richard Strauss’ Elektra, Part 2
Anna Singer, Dr. Kelly Lynch, Robert Frankenberry, Walter Morales

CHATHAM UNIVERSITY CHOIR
September 30, 2017 – 5:00 p.m., James Laughlin Music Hall
Cabaret Benefit
An evening of musical theatre and jazz standards performed by the Chatham Choir in a Cabaret setting; mocktails, appetizers, and raffle baskets to benefit the Chatham Choir

December 1, 2017 – 8:00 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Candlelight
Annual all-campus winter celebration of lessons and carols by the Chatham Choir

April 8, 2018 – 3:00 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel
Spring Concert
A collection of secular, sacred, contemporary and pop choral music. Stacey Conner, Director of Choral Activities

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