Saturday, June 5
Alexander Beridze and Mai Kagaya
New York Piano Duo

The Duo comprises two prizewinning pianists, Japanese born Mai Kagaya and Alexander Beridze, a native of the Republic of Georgia. The program includes familiar favorites by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, as well as 20th century composers George Gershwin and Astor Piazzola.

Saturday, June 12
William Feasley

Music at Penn Alps is delighted to welcome back internationally known guitar soloist William Feasley for another return engagement. He will play works by French, Italian, and Spanish masters, including a piece composed especially for him by composer José Lezcano.

Saturday, June 19
Simple Gifts
Folk Duo

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon have performed as Simple Gifts since 1995. The critically acclaimed duo plays a wide variety of ethnic folk music, from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes.

Saturday, June 26
Ray McClellan & Tim Shafer
Clarinet & Piano

Clarinetist Ray McClellan has appeared internationally with The Ying Quartet, the Magellan Quartet, and pianist Timothy Shafer has concertized extensively throughout the U.S., South America, and Asia. Together, they will perform a concert of lyrically romantic works by Weber, Saint-Saëns, and Brahms.

Saturday, July 10
Mary Kathleen Ernst
Piano Recital

Internationally renowned as a skilled and commanding performer, Mary Kathleen Ernst has garnered top prizes in Spain’s Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. She will play Fantasy in F Minor and Sonata in B flat minor by Chopin, and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes.

Saturday, July 17 (at Windsor Hall, Cumberland, MD)
Heidi Hoesen-Gorton

Hailed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a performer “with a flair we are coming to know well,” Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton is one of the most acclaimed soloist, chamber and orchestral harpists of her generation. She is currently Principal Harp with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and will receive her master’s degree from the Juilliard School in 2011.

Saturday, July 24
The Sunrise String Quartet
2 Violins, Viola, & Cello

The Quartet was founded in 1991 and comprises Claudia Chudacoff, Concertmaster of the National Gallery Orchestra, Teri Lazar, Concertmaster of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Osman Kivrak, Violist in Residence at American University, and Diana Fish, Principal Cellist of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. The quartet is presented by arrangement with the National Philharmonic.

Saturday, July 31
Igor Yuzefovich & Darius Skoraczewski
Violin & Cello

Russian-born violinist Igor Yuzefovich is the Assistant Concertmaster and Dariusz Skoraczewski the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Both artists are members of the Monument Piano Trio who are the artists-in-residence at An Die Musik Live in Baltimore.

Saturday, August 7
José Cueto & Nancy Roldán
Violin, Piano

Argentine born Nancy Roldán has performed worldwide as recitalist, collaborative performer, and featured soloist. Violinist José Miguel Cueto is Chair of Strings at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore. MPA is delighted to welcome them back for A Romantic Evening, featuring works by Turull, Brahms, Strauss, and Kreisler.

Saturday, August 14 (at Windsor Hall, Cumberland, MD)
Abigail & Donald Evans with Alaine Fink
Viola, Bass, & Piano

Abigail Evans is Assistant Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra, Donald H. Evans Jr. is Associate Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Alaine Fink is an active collaborative pianist performing in Pittsburgh, D.C., and New York. Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Gliere are the featured composers.

Saturday, August 21
Young Baritones
Ethan Sagin & Heath Naylor

Young baritones Ethan Sagin and Heath Lewis Naylor, accompanied by Dr. John Hawkins at the piano, will perform arias by Torelli, Durante, Fetis, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Britten and Vaughan Williams. Spirited sea-shanties will also be featured in this year’s Alta Schrock Memorial Concert.

Saturday, August 28
The Pirasti Trio
Piano, Violin, Cello

BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney returns to Music at Penn Alps, this time with pianist Jeffrey Sharkey, Director of the Peabody Institute, and cellist Allison Wells, a founding member of the Trio. The Pirasti Piano Trio performed for twelve years throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.