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Early Music Fest 21

By Peter Kress | Aug 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

EarlyMusicFest Premiering September 24-26, 2021 (OnDemand through 12/31/21) Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicast events from twelve plus ensembles over three days! And OnDemand until New Year’s Eve! Register now and enjoy great musical experience on you own schedule throughout the fall! Any donation of $15 or more will extend OnDemand of the fest through end of …

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Deep Roots Ensemble

By Peter Kress | Aug 17, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Taylor Ackley, Multi-Instrumentalist, VoiceAlison Ackley, Cello, VoiceJoe Sferra, ClarinetStephanie Liu, ViolinWilden Dannenberg, French HornGiovanni A. Pérez, FluteKeenan Paul Zach, Bass The Deep Roots Ensemble The Deep Roots Ensemble performs traditional repertoire and original music which reflect the historical diversity and continuing creativity of folk music practices in the United States. Their style blends …

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Bell’Art Ensemble “Dreamplace”

By Peter Kress | Jul 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios 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 groups. They …

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Quartet Salonnières: Mozart & Vivaldi

By Peter Kress | Jul 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Quartet Salonnières Featuring Aisslinn Nosky Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, CelloMaureen Murchie, Violin (guest), Viola Aisslinn Nosky (guest/soloist), Violin Program String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart AllegroMenuetto: AllegrettoAdagio ma non troppoAdagio-Allegro Aisslinn Nosky and Majka Demcak, violinsNatalie Kress, …

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Musica Mundana: Italian Duets

By Peter Kress | Jul 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Musica Mundana Raquel Winnica YoungJustin Wallace, HarpsichordPascale Beaudin (guest)Scott Pauley Program Musica Mundana (Raquel Winnica Young and Justin Wallace) team up with guests Pascale Beaudin and Scott Pauley for an irresistible program of Italian love duets. George Frideric Handel composed twenty-one miscellaneous duets during his lifetime, and the bookends of this virtual concert …

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Boccherini, Haydn & Mozart I

By Peter Kress | Jun 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformancesPreview Artists Quartet Salonnières (Click For Quartet & Residency Information) Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, Cello This episode of Musicast represents Quartet Salonnière’s first project with us, recorded and presented last summer. The composers and pieces are the same as their fourth project. The movements …

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SummerFest21

By Peter Kress | Jun 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

SummerFest June 25-27, 2021 Hold the Date Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicast events over three days! And OnDemand until labor day! Register now and enjoy great musical experience on you own schedule throughout the summer! Any donation of $15 or more will extend OnDemand of the fest through end of 2021. Pre-Register in the Community of …

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Red Line String Quartet

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Red Line String Quartet Patrick Forsyth, violinRobert Kaufman, celloStephen Weiss, violaTobias Chisnall, violin Program String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’Philip Glass (b. 1937) I. 1957 – Award MontageII. November 25 – IchigayaIII. Grandmother and KimitakeIV. 1962 – Body BuildingV. Blood OathVI. Mishima / Closing String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) …

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Alkemie: Florilegium

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie & Friends Tracy Cowart (voice, harp, percussion) Sian Ricketts (voice, douçaines, recorders)Harrison Hintzsche (voice, percussion, melodica, guitar) Jim Hopkins (voice, harmonium)Ben Matus (voice, winds, lute)Corey Shotwell (voice, melodica) Program Click for Printable/Viewable Program Florilegium: Plant Strains Across the English Channel The fruit of loveAnthony Holborne (c. 1545-c. 1602) Des herbs aisThomas Crecquillon …

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Kress/Warner: A Recital I

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Initially performed in full by Natalie Rose Kress with Robert Warner as a live cast May 28, 2021. In celebration of her graduation from The Juilliard School, Historical Performance Program Presented by Gotham Early Music Scene and Musicivic Inc. The Musicast Version is in two parts. Natalie Rose Kress and Robert Warner are founding …

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Rebecca Nelson “Do Not Lament”

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Rebecca Nelson, voilins, vocals, viola and guitarJoshua Stauffer, theorboSydney Zummallen, viola da gambaDavid Belkovski, harpsichord and vocalsPhilip Nelson, bassJacob Dassa, organ Program Consolations I-IX Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson, violins Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, German folk song Rebecca Nelson, vocalsJoshua Stauffer, theorboSydney Zummallen, viola da gambaDavid Belkovski, harpsichord, vocals So Beauty on the …

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ConnectFive “Summer Sights & Sounds”

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios ConnectFive pushes the envelope on the perception of wind quintet music by commissioning and performing new works by a diverse range of composers. With foundations in community engagement, arts education, and advocacy, ConnectFive strives to bring the joy and excitement of music to a wide range of audiences. Formed in 2018 as fellows of …

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Jade Piano Trio

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Jade Piano Trio Ellen Fast, pianoDawn Posey, violinKatya Janpoladyan, cello Program Craftsbury Trio (1990)Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947) I. LivelyII. The Lark in the MorningIII. You Can Buy It at the General StoreIV. Craftsbury Common  Three NocturnesErnest Bloch (1880-1959) I. AndanteII. Andante quieto III. Tempestoso Amazing GraceLee Dengler (b. 1949) Piano Trio in C Major …

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Kleine Kammermusik: Grandeur et Tendresse

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Kleine Kammermusik Geoffrey Burgess, Oboes and RecordersMargaret Owens, Oboes and RecordersStephanie Corwin, BassoonRebecca Humphrey, CelloLeon Schelhase, Harpsichord Program Click for Printable/Viewable Program Grandeur et Tendresse: Airs from French Baroque Opera (Spring, 2021) The Ouverture to Lully’s Armide sets the stage for our concert and captures both the stately poise and effervescent spirit characteristic …

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Reames Duo: Finzi and Debussy

By Peter Kress | Apr 24, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Christopher Reames, VoiceKanako Reames, Piano Program Click for Full Program, Text and Translations Excerpts from Finzi’s song cycle A Young Man’s Exhortation By Gerald Finzipoetry by Thomas Hardy [Part 1]1. A Young Man’s Exhortation2. Ditty5. The Comet at Yell’ham [Part 2]2. The Sigh4. Transformations5. The Dance Continued Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire (Five …

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