March 21 & March 22
Lovers & Dreams:
An Opera Showcase
7:30 pm
Rauh Black Box Theatre,
Purnell Center
The Robinson Guitar Ensemble with the Carnegie Mellon 
Guitar Ensemble
7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre

Saturday, March 23

Faculty Recital:
Daniel Teadt, baritone
Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano
 2:00 pm
Kresge Theatre
Wednesday, April 3
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Choirs
Ronald Zollman,
Music Director
8:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
Friday, April 5
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Choirs
Ronald Zollman,
Music Director
8:00 pm
Music Center at Strathmore
Bethesda, MD
Faculty Recital:
Cyrus Forough, violin
Sung-Im Kim, piano
8:00 pm
Kresge Theatre
Carnegie Mellon
Wind Ensemble
George Vosburgh & Thomas Thompson,
Stephen Story,
Associate Director
8:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland



Masterclasses with pianist Kyoko Hashimoto 
Next week the Carnegie Mellon School of Music welcomes Kyoko Hashimoto, the renowned pianist and pedagogue, who has been hailed as "among the finest of her generation" and has earned the acclaim of critics, audiences, and her colleagues. 
Born in Japan, Ms. Hashimoto was trained at the Toho-Gahuen School of Music in Tokyo, the International Menuhin Academy in London, Indiana University, and the Juilliard School.  She concertizes around the world, and frequently collaborates with violinist Ruggiero Ricci,violist Nobuko Imai, and cellists Stephen Isserlis and Mischa Maisky, among others.  
In addition to her prodigious career as a performing and recording artist, Ms. Hashimoto is a committed pedagogue, having taught at the Utrecht Conservatory for 12 years.  She is currently Associate Professor of Piano at McGill University in Montr�al.  Ms. Hashimoto will be conducting masterclasses for the students of the School of Music; these classes are free and open to the public and offer an interesting opportunity to observe both a great teacher, and outstanding student performers, at work.  
Ms. Hashimoto will offer two masterclasses, one focusing on piano solo repertoire, and the other on chamber music repertoire.  The classes will take place in Kresge Theatre on Thursday, March 21st from 2:30-4:30 pm, and on Friday, March 22nd from 10:30-12:30 pm.  


March 14, 2013

Lovers & Dreams: an Opera Showcase  
The fiery passion of Bizet's mercurial seductress, Carmen. The bittersweet charm of old Vienna in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.  The effervescent wit and irrepressibly high spirits of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.  And the poignant, doomed longing of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.  Each of these transcendent classics is a world unto itself, and to hear any one of them is to be swept away to a different time and place.  But what do they all have in common?  What is the thread that ties these very different works together?
In their own unique ways, these operas are all concerned with the idea of love--love as passion, love as obsession, love as longing, love as farce, love as incandescent joy.  Next week, the brilliant young talents of the Carnegie Mellon vocal department will explore the points of intersection between them, by presenting a program of minimally staged scenes from all of the operas listed above (and more!)  
The staging of this showcase is being overseen by acclaimed theater and opera director Chuck Hudson while faculty member Raymond Blackwell serves as music director. Hudson is currently based in New York, and has forged a brilliantly diverse theatrical career that runs the gamut from opera, to Shakespeare, to mime, and beyond.  Hudson studied in Paris with the great mime Marcel Marceau, and went on to direct productions at Cape Town Opera (South Africa), San Francisco Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, among others.  He was the founder and the artistic director of The Immediate Theatre in Seattle.  He is highly sought-after as a coach and guest speaker, and is particularly committed to nurturing the talent of budding performers. 
The performances are free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd in the Rauh Black Box Theatre at Purnell Center for the Arts. 
School of Music Faculty and Students Perform on WQED-FM Anniversary Special 

For 40 years, WQED-FM 89.3 has been the voice of classical music in Western Pennsylvania, offering its listeners access to the best classical performances from our region and around the world.  To honor and celebrate this legacy, many of the regions top performing artists came together to perform on a TV special which aired in January on WQED-TV as a kick-off to a year-long celebration. Among many of these performances were several done by members of the School of Music - both faculty and students. The special in its entirety can be viewed here

A sampling of this tribute includes performances by faculty members:
  • Donna Amato (piano) performed Cyril Scott's Lotus Land
  • Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe) with pianist Richard Stern played a movement from a sonata by G. P. Telemann
  • Attack Theatre, co-founded by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, performed an original work
  • John Marcinizyn (guitar) with contralto Daphne Anderson performed L'Accordeoniste by Michel Ermer
  • Stephen Schultz (Baroque flute) with Richard Stern on harpsichord performed Francois Couperin's Le carillon de Cith�re from 14th Ordre
  • Anne Martindale Williams (cello) with pianist David Allen Wehr performed The Swan from Saint-Sa�ns' The Carnival of the Animals
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brass section members George Vosburgh and Neal Bernsten, trumpet; Peter Sullivan, trombone; Murray Crewe, bass trombone; and Craig Knox, tuba performed Samuel Scheidt's Canzona Bergamasca and J. S. Bach's Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue
There were also performances by two students ensembles:
  • Under the direction of Stephen Schultz, members of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble, - Sarah Schneider, Samantha Kline, Jon Kruer, and Matthew Hettinga, violin - performed the allegro movement from G. P. Telemann's Concerto for Four Solo violins in G Major, TWV 40:201
Guitar Ensemble Concert, featuring Robinson Guitar Ensemble
On Friday, March 22nd, the Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble will join forces with the Robinson Guitar Ensemble for a very special evening of music featuring the works of Luc Lev�sque, Darin Au, Jurge Kindle and others.   
The Guitar Ensemble will share the stage with CMU alumnus Scott Seifried (A' 89) and the Robinson Guitar Ensemble, a trailblazing group of middle and high school students from James W. Robinson secondary school in Fairfax, Virginia who regularly perform and tour across the country.  Seifried is the current director of the Robinson Guitar Ensemble, which offers its students an unparalleled immersion in musical training and performance.  The Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble and Director James Ferla are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Seifried and to share the stage with their promising young colleagues. 
This concert is free and open to the public, and will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 22nd in the Kresge Theatre.  
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