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Ackley Duo “Songs for Trees”

By Peter Kress | Mar 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Taylor Ackley, Multi-Instrumentalist, VoiceAlison Ackley, Cello, Voice Program Taylor AckleySongs for Trees“Hey Little Birdie”“Shading Romance”“Letting Go”“Waiting” Taylor AckleyFar From Home Appalachian TraditionalThe Riddle SongThe Cuckoo Taylor AckleyIf You See Him Say Hello Harry C. McAuliffe and Jake TaylorThere Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone Preview Performances Musicivic Everywhere April 16, 2021 7:30 …

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Quartet Salonnières: Boccherini, Haydn & Mozart II

By Peter Kress | Mar 16, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformancesPreview Artists Quartet Salonnières (Click For Quartet & Residency Information) Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, Cello Program Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)String Quartet in G major, Op. 52, No. 3, G.234 I. Allegretto con motoII. Minuetto Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)String Quartet in B minor Op 33 no 1 …

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North Coast Winds

By Peter Kress | Mar 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios North Coast Winds Artists Kimberly Zaleski – FluteBen Chen – ClarinetArian Gonzalez – OboeArleigh Savage – BassoonEmily Shelley – Horn Program Join the North Coast Winds for a high-octane trip through time and space, culture and place. American-powerhouse composer Valerie Coleman weaves urban-classical roots with a rip-roaring ride through eastern Europe in her virtuoso …

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SpringFest21

By Peter Kress | Mar 3, 2021 | 2 Comments

SpringFest March 19-21, 2021 Hold the Date Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicast events over three days! And OnDemand through the end of the year. Register now and enjoy great musical experience on you own schedule throughout your holiday season! Any donation of $15 or more will extend OnDemand of the fest through end of 2021. Pre-Register …

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Cramer Quartet: (Summer, 2020)

By Peter Kress | Feb 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

With period instruments and an invigorating historically informed approach, the Cramer Quartet brings uncommon warmth, transparency, and texture to Classical and early Romantic repertoire as well as commissioned works that explore and expand the sound world of gut strings. The quartet’s stylish, nuanced interpretations and visionary approach to programming stimulate dialogue around old and new …

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The Cool Trio

By Peter Kress | Feb 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios The Cool Trio met in 2006 when all three of us were colleagues on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. In addition to multiple performances on the EIU campus, versions of this program have been presented at universities in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Kansas. When not practicing our 11/8 rhythms …

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Bach Arias and Francoeur

By Peter Kress | Feb 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists Bahareh Poureslami, sopranoPauline Kempf, baroque violinCullen O’Neil, baroque cello Program François Francoeur (1698-1787)Violin Sonata no. 4 in B-flat Major I. AdagioII. CouranteIII. SarabandeIV. Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen (from Cantata BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten) Erbarme dich (from St. Matthew Passion) Suscepit Israel (from Magnificat BWV 243) Ich folge dir …

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Big Sky Musicivic

By Peter Kress | Feb 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Musicivic, Inc. is pleased to announce our most recent Musicivic Community project. Big Sky Musicivic will implement the Musicivic community model in Kalispell, MT and its surrounding communities beginning with the 2021 Spring Season of Musicast programming. Donor, Member & Sponsor Supported Big Sky Musicivic is a donor, member and sponsor supported organization. Donations currently …

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Alkemie “Mirroring the Other”

By Peter Kress | Jan 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie Tracy Cowart (voice, harp, percussion) David McCormick (vielle, percussion) Elena Mullins (voice, percussion)Sian Ricketts (voice, douçaines, recorders) Niccolo Seligmann (vielles, gittern, scheitholt) Program Printable Program MIRRORING THE OTHER: REFLECTING JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN MEDIEVAL GERMANY Alkemie looks at the Jewish experience in medieval Germany through newly-composed musical settings of Jewish texts and transcriptions …

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Bell’Art Ensemble “Until Next Time”

By Peter Kress | Jan 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Bell’Art Ensemble The Bell’Art Ensemble produces the Living Room Chamber Music Project concert series in the Pittsburgh metro area. Starting in 2010, they have designed over 60 different musical programs and performed over 130 concerts throughout Allegheny County and beyond. In addition to producing their own concerts, Bell’Art has collaborated with other Pittsburgh-area arts …

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Edson Scheid: Violin Virtuosity Beyond Paganini

By Peter Kress | Jan 25, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistProgramPreviewPerformancesBio Artist Edson Scheid, Violin Program Violin Virtuosity Beyond Paganini Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840) 1 – Caprice Op. 1 No. 13 “Devil’s laughter”2 – Caprice Op. 1 No. 143 – Caprice Op. 1 No. 17 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-1865) 4 – Polyphonic Study No. 2 Allegretto – Con grazia5 – Grand Caprice for solo violin (after …

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Anna Betka: Mozart “Fantasia and Sonata”

By Peter Kress | Jan 22, 2021 | 1 Comment

In celebration of Mozart’s 265th Birthday (January 27, 1759) ArtistProgramPreviewPerformancesBio Artist Anna Betka, piano Program Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1759 – 1791) Fantasia in C minor, K. 475 Sonata in C minor, K. 457i. Molto allegroii. Adagioiii. Allegro assai Preview Performances Three Village Chamber PlayersJanuary 24, 2021 3:00 PM ETJanuary 29, 2021 7:30 PM ETFree Tickets …

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Musicivic Baroque: Uccellini, Biber, Bertali

By Peter Kress | Jan 20, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPerformancesPreviewBios Artists (Bios at their links) Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque ViolinElena Smith, Baroque CelloRobert Warner, HarpsichordAdam Cockerham, Theorbo Program Sonata Op. 4, No. 2Marco Uccellini (1603-1680) Sonata Representativa in A MajorHeinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) Sonata No. 3, in F major, C. 140 (1681)Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) CiacconaAntonio Bertali (1605-1669) Preview Performances Musicivic …

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The Solo Theorbo

By Peter Kress | Jan 15, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists Paul Holmes Morton, TheorboAdam Cockerham, TheorboJoshua Stauffer, Therbo Program Prelude & AllemandeCharles Hurel Paul Holmes Morton, Theorbo Selections by Kapsberger Adam Cockerham, Theorbo Selections by Alessandro Piccinini Adam Cockerham, Theorbo Theorbo Suite in C minorRobert DeVisee Josh Stauffer, Theorbo Performances Ambler MusicivicJanuary 17, 2021 3:00 PM ETJanuary 22, 2021 7:30 PM ETFree Tickets Bios …

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Both Sides the Tweed

By Peter Kress | Jan 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists FIONA GillespiePAUL Morton Program ”Both Sides the Tweed” Preview Performances Twin Forks MusicivicJanuary 10, 2021January 15, 2021Free Tickets Bios Fiona is a New York City-based classical and folk singer. Raised in a family of traditional Celtic musicians in Bethlehem, PA, Fiona grew up step dancing, singing ballads, and playing the Irish whistle, on which …

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