Chatham News

Chamber Music at Chatham features Orion String Quartet members with Marcy Rosen on March 24

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
March 11, 2011

PITTSBURGH (March 11, 2011) … The Chatham University Music Department will host members of the Orion String Quartet (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) for a Chamber Music at Chatham concert on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on Chatham’s Shadyside campus. The intimate concert will feature two members of the Orion String Quartet, Daniel Phillips on violin and Todd Phillips on viola, performing with Marcy Rosen on cello. The trio will perform works by Mozart, Bach, Ysaye, and Eugene Phillips, the father of OSQ’s Daniel and Todd.

General admission is $20, $10 for students and free for Chatham students, faculty, and staff. For more information call 412-365-1679 or email rovkah@chatham.edu. Click here for directions to the James Laughlin Music Hall. 

The Orion String Quartet is one of the most sought-after ensembles in the United States. Since its inception, the Quartet has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances, offering diverse programs that juxtapose classic works of the standard quartet literature with masterworks by living composers. Heard on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, the Orion has also appeared on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center, A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts, and three times on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America. In October 2004, they participated in the first WNYC Radio collaboration with BBC World Service’s popular syndicated program, Music Party, which was heard in New York and over 40 countries worldwide features. Additionally, the Quartet was photographed with Drew Barrymore by Annie Leibovitz for the April 2005 issue of Vogue.

Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her “one of the intimate art’s abiding treasures.” She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States. She made her concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of eighteen and has since appeared with such noted orchestras as the Dallas Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Caramoor Festival Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Jupiter Symphony and Concordia Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and the Tokyo Symphony at the famed Orchard Hall in Tokyo. In recital she has appeared in New York at such acclaimed venues as Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street “Y” and Merkin Concert Hall; in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center, Dumbarton Oaks, the Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery, where she for many years she hosted a series entitled “Marcy Rosen and Friends.”

The recipient of many awards and prizes, Marcy Rosen won the 1986 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was further honored with the Walker Fund Prize and the Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award. She is the winner of the Washington International Competition for Strings and was the first recipient of the Mischa Schneider Memorial Award from the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation.

About Chatham University
Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Consistently ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Chatham University is also ranked in the top five percent of graduate-intensive institutions nationally and experienced the fastest-growing enrollment in the Pittsburgh region over the past decade. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum and Chatham Eastside facility; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.