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Alkemie “Mirroring the Other”

By Peter Kress | Jan 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists AlkemieTracy 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 GERMANYAlkemie looks at the Jewish experience in medieval Germany through newly-composed musical settings of Jewish texts and transcriptions of extant …

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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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Beo String Quartet “Music and Tea”

By Peter Kress | Jan 5, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Beo String Quartetrepresented by Great Lakes Performance Artist Associates Jason Neukom, ViolinAviva Hakanoglu, ViolinSean Neukom, ViolaRyan Ash, Cello Program String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) I. Adagio – Allegro vivaceII. Adagio non lentoIII. Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto – Allegro di moltoIV. Presto – Adagio non lento …

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Quartet Salonnières – Winter21 Creative Residency

By Peter Kress | Jan 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsQuartetMusic VideoResidencyProjectProgramPerformancesBudgetOpportunityRecognitionBios Artists Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, Cello The Quartet Acclaimed for their spirited, engaging, and highly original performances, New York City-based Quartet Salonnières is devoted to performance practices of the Baroque through contemporary time periods. Founding members Majka Demcak, Aniela Eddy, Natalie Kress …

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This Week

By Peter Kress | Jan 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

This Page will keep you aware of what’s going on around Musicivic. Musicivic EverywhereNew ProgramsTrailersOnGoing ProgramsAround Musicivic Ambler Three Village Twin Forks Oakmont Big SkyPartnerOther Concerts What’s happening week of October 24 EarlyFest21, our Early Music Fest is available OnDemand all season. We successfully premiered it for many of you the weekend of September 24-26, …

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Shea-Kim Duo “Loss: Mozart and Prokofiev”

By Peter Kress | Jan 1, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Shea-Kim Duo Brendan Shea, ViolinYerin Kim, Piano Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)Sonata No. 21 in E minor (1778) Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 (1938-1946) Preview Performances Ambler MusicivicJanuary 3, 2021January 8, 2021Free Tickets Three Village Chamber PlayersJanuary 10, 2021January 15, 2021Free Tickets Musicivic EverywhereJanuary 8, 2021Free Tickets _________ …

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Chivalrous Crickets

By Peter Kress | Jan 1, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Chivalrous Crickets The Chivalrous Crickets is an upcoming, genre-crossing folk band exploring the intersection between Appalachian, Old Time, traditional English and Celtic, and early European art music. The band’s members, who all sing, play instruments, and arrange and compose for the group, come from backgrounds of folk and early classical music. Their skills and interests combine to …

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Quartet Salonnières – Year End Celebration!

By Peter Kress | Dec 22, 2020 | 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 Felice Giardini (1716-1796)Quartet Op. 25 No. 6 in G major II. Adagio Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 in D major II. Un poco adagio e affettuoso …

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Cantigas De Amigo – Color & Play Along with Alkemie & Friends

By Peter Kress | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Color & Play along – an interactive family experience Event Page for Program, Links and Bios Preparing to Play Along Multi-instrumentalist Spiff teaches us how to make a drum, a kazoo, and an “ocean sound machine” so that everyone can play along with Alkemie & Friends as they provide a dramatic performance of their medieval …

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Oakmont Musicivic

By Peter Kress | Dec 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

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