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Serenade Duo: Reflections of Latin America

By Stephanie Liu | Jul 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

Artists Program Preview Performances Bios Artists Michelle LaPorte, flute  Gerry Saulter, guitar    Program Serenade Duo’s “Reflections” program is a musical journey that celebrates the spirit of Latin American culture throughout the world. The duo will perform a variety of lyrical compositions for flute and guitar from Argentina, Cuba, Italy, and France. The program features …

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SummerFest22

By Peter Kress | Jun 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

SummerFest22 June 26 – July 10, 2022 Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Pre-Register in the Community of your Choice Musicivic Everywhere Ambler Musicivic Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Oakmont Musicivic Join your CommunityFund our Future Event Details Five Concerts released over two weeks to a single playlist to create a virtual Festival! Watch this page as …

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Quartet Salonnières
1772: Diversion & Divergence
Ambler Program

By Peter Kress | Jun 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Ambler Musicivic presents Quartet Salonnières’ 1772: Diversion + Divergence. The program takes us back in time to the year 1772, exploring the origins of the string quartet form through works by W.A. Mozart, Franz Xaver Richter, and Joseph Haydn, yet traverses the centuries through Quartet Salonnières’s refreshing, timeless, and original take on historically informed performance. …

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Bell’Art Ensemble: Shades of Love I

By Peter Kress | Jun 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformancesBios Program Musicast was produced from live performance presented by Oakmont Musicivic and Oakmont Presbyterian Church in May, 2022. Program details from the live concert https://musicivic.net/shades-of-love . Bell’Art Ensemble presents “Shades of Love”. From the love between parents and children to ancient tales of platonic and romantic love and one of the greatest love affairs …

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Quartet Salonnières
1772: Diversion & Divergence

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Musicivic presents Quartet Salonnières’ 1772: Diversion + Divergence in a series of live events throughout our local communities. The program takes us back in time to the year 1772, exploring the origins of the string quartet form through works by W.A. Mozart, Franz Xaver Richter, and Joseph Haydn, yet traverses the centuries through Quartet Salonnières’s refreshing, timeless, and …

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Bell’Art Ensemble: Shades of Love

By Peter Kress | May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Presented by Oakmont Musicivic and Oakmont Presbyterian Church ArtistsProgramPerformancesBios Program Bell’Art Ensemble presents “Shades of Love”. From the love between parents and children to ancient tales of platonic and romantic love and one of the greatest love affairs in classical music, Bell’Art Ensemble features music from four centuries in exploring the many varieties of love …

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Russian Duo: Traditional Tunes, Classical Elegance

By Peter Kress | Apr 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Russian Duo Oleg Kruglyakov, BalalaikaTerry Boyarsky, Piano Robert Spano, Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra writes, “With music of élan, finesse and passion so virtuosically rendered, this duo’s performances are irresistible.” Russian Duo was born out of a love of traditional music and the elegance of classical repertoire. Oleg Kruglyakov is a balalaika virtuoso …

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Reames/Penna Duo: Schubert, Debussy, Britten

By Peter Kress | Apr 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Christopher Reames, TenorJJ Penna, Piano Program Viewable/Printable Program Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Im Frühling, D. 882An den Mond, D. 296Nachtstück, D. 672 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Fêtes galantes, premier livre * En Sourdine * Fantoches * Clair de lune Fêtes galantes, deuxième livre * Les Ingenus * Le Faune * Colloque Sentimental Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) …

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Alkemie: Hildegard Refracted

By Peter Kress | Apr 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie Tracy CowartJim HopkinsCharles MullerSian RickettsElisa SutherlandSpiff Wiegand ProgramHildegard Refracted: Live in Studio Click for Printable/Viewable Program Coloring Pages! All texts and music are drawn from the musical and written works of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Reading from Vision 3Scivias Alleluia! O virga mediatrix (instrumental)Riesencodex, arr. Sian Ricketts O dulcis electeRiesencodex, arr. Tracy …

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Nicole Lennartz Joins Oakmont Musicivic as Community Director

By Peter Kress | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nicole Lennartz is the new Community Director of Oakmont Musicivic. She also iscurrently the Adjunct String Teacher at Pittsburgh CAPA, part of the Violin Faculty and Director of Marketing at The Pittsburgh Music Academy and the co-founder of female-owned string group, Radiant Strings. Nicole has recently graduated with a Master’s of Science from West Virginia …

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Fiona Gillespie Joins Ambler Musicivic as Community Director

By Peter Kress | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fiona is a folk and classically trained singer, songwriter, composer, and music educator. Raised in a family of traditional Celtic musicians, she grew up step dancing, singing ballads, and playing the Irish whistle and flute. Fiona’s passion is blending musical styles, bringing listeners of different musical genres together, and sharing the music of unfamiliar traditions …

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SpringFest22

By Peter Kress | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

SpringFest22 March 27 – April 10, 2022 Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicasts: A SpringFest Playlist featuring Pre-Register in the Community of your Choice Musicivic Everywhere Ambler Musicivic Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Oakmont Musicivic Join your CommunityFund our Future Event Details Premiers as a single playlist, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET “Early …

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Pathos Trio: When Dark Clouds Collide

By Peter Kress | Mar 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Pathos Trio Felix Reyes – PercussionMarcelina Suchocka – PercussionAlan Hankers – Piano “Elevated themselves into those elite ranks alongside Yarn/Wire, Tigue, So Percussion, Iktus and Ensemble Et Al”, as described by the New York Music Daily, Pathos Trio (percussionists Marcelina Suchocka, Felix Reyes, and pianist/composer Alan Hankers) is committed to engaging classical/contemporary music, …

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Women Composers: A Showcase

By Peter Kress | Feb 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Mission/Creative ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Composers Amy Beach (1867 – 1942)Nancy Galbraith (b. 1951)Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)Finola Merivale (b. 1987)Carline Shaw (b. 1982)Mathilde Côté Performances by ConnectFiveBell’Art EnsembleJade Piano TrioNorth Coast WindsPathos TrioCramer QuartetQuartet Salonnières Program PastoraleAmy Beach (1867- 1942)Performed by ConnectFive Ave Maria (2006/2020)Nancy Galbraith (b. …

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Women Composers: An Early Music Showcase

By Peter Kress | Feb 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformances In celebration of International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias Artists Composers Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)Madalena Lombardini-Syrmen (1735-1818)Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Performances by Musica MundanaDigital CamerataKleine KammermusikQuartet SalonnièresAlkemie Program “Amor dormiglione”“Tradimento”Barbara StrozziPerformed by Musica Mundana Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minorElisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)Performed by Digital Camerata Ritournelle from Céphale …

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