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  • April 26, 2014 11:00 am
      
    Scholarship Recitals (1st Group)



    There will be three sessions: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm rather than one (very long) recital.

    Students for this time are:
    Dakota Bittinger
    Emily Brobst
    Issac Case
    Levi Custer
    Silas Custer
    Trinity Hillegas
    Elijah Mason
    Cordell McMillan
    Amberlee Miller
    Lydia Nelson
    Clair Raesly
    Ava Rankin
    Kaitlyn Weimer
    Piper Wilt

  • April 26, 2014 1:00 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Scholarship Recitals (2nd Group)



    There will be three sessions: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm rather than one (very long) recital.

    Students scheduled for this time slot are:
    Caedan Chapman
    Abigail Craddock
    Emma Craddock
    Malea Fullerton
    Michaela George
    Rebekah George
    Sara Huelskamp
    Jenna Klink
    Ben Mason
    Robert Moffett
    Chloe Richards
    Noah Richards
    Ella Rose Warnick
    Rebecca Zoller

  • April 26, 2014 3:00 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Scholarship Recitals (3rd Group)



    There will be three sessions: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm rather than one (very long) recital.

    Students scheduled for this time slot are:
    Madeline Baker
    Tyler Corwell
    Adrian Gibbons
    Morgan Graves
    Sadie Graves
    Seth Higson
    Charles O’Boyle
    William O’Boyle
    Taber Robinette
    Evan Shadel
    Jaylyn Wilt
    Conner Wolford
    Caleb Zimmerman
    Carl Zimmerman
    Paul Zimmerman
    Shawn Zimmerman

  • May 31, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Barbara Hollinshead and Howard Bass -- Voice & Lute



    Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano, and lutenist Howard Bass have performed together for more than two decades, presenting “delightfully intimate” programs featuring Renaissance and early baroque music from England, France, Italy, and Spain, often in thematically linked programs. They have performed recently at the Italian Embassy, the National Gallery of Art, at the Washington Early Music Festival, and on music series in the Washington, D.C., area. Barbara, a member of Artek, specializes in baroque and early music and is a much-sought-after soloist for oratorios and chamber music. Howard, a member of Trio Sefardi, has performed and recorded as a soloist, accompanist, and ensemble member throughout the U.S.

  • June 7, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Maryland State Boychoir



    The Maryland State Boychoir was founded in 1987 to foster the boychoir tradition, celebrate diversity in the community, and teach tolerance for differences. Choristers represent a wide range of backgrounds. Through extensive rehearsing, public performances, and commitment to the organization, the young men develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and character; outcomes of which are reflected in the organization's mission.

    A suitable portion of the entire choir will perform at Penn Alps as the entire choir would fill the room!

  • June 21, 2014 7:30 pm
      
    Vitali String Quartet



    This concert is dedicated to Fred Bolton, President Emeritus, in memory of his vast contributions to Music at Penn Alps.

    Performers:
    Enrique Reynosa. Violin I
    Cynthia Saucedo. Violin II
    Alan Saucedo. Cello
    David Pedraza. Viola
    Anna Nizhegorodtseva. Piano

    Enrique Reynosa
    Enrique has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. He has also achieved a Master’s Degree and an Artist Certificate in Violin Performance at Azusa Pacific University (APU) in California. Currently he is enrolled in the Doctorate in Musical Arts program at The Catholic University of America under the direction of maestro Emil Chudnovsky.

    Cynthia Saucedo.
    Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Music from the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza in Monterrey. She was awarded a Full scholarship for many consecutive years to study a Master of Music in violin performance, Master of Music in Pedagogy and an Artist Diploma in chamber music studies at Shenandoah Conservatory. Her former teachers include: Tatiana Kotcherguina, Olivia Hajioff and Doris Lederer. As a soloist Cynthia has performed with the Chamber orchestra of Escuela Superior de Music and Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Currently Cynthia heads the string program at the Highland center of the Arts in Warrenton, Virginia.

    Dr. Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada
    Alán holds cello performance degrees from the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey, Scola Municipal de Musica “Victoria dels Angels” in Barcelona, and Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. He has been a prize winner in several competitions, including the Second Yokohama International Music Competition in Japan. He has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals in Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the USA, including presentations at the Smithsonian museum, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. A strong advocate of Latin American music Dr. Saucedo often premieres and includes music by new Latin American composers in his presentations. His most recent investigation on Latin American cello music, "The Influence of Carlos Prieto on Contemporary Cello Music" has been recently published by University Press of America.

    David Pedraza.
    David graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory. From 2003 to 2005 he was part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Placido Domingo, Carlos Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel. David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and recently he finished his Master of Music at the same institution with an award of full scholarship. He won the First Prize with Vitali String Quartet at the 2004 MTNA Virginia chamber music competition and also has received honorific mentions in 2005 and 2007 from the MTNA Viola competition in Florida. He has participated in master classes of Carol Rodland, Jeffrey Irvine, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Slowik, Orlando Cole, Arnold Steinhardt, Ellen Rose Basil Vendryes and Wilfried Strehle. Recently he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la UAT. Currently he is part of Symphony of the Americas and Miami Symphony. He is on the faculty at the Prep Department of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

    Anna Nizhegorodtseva
    Anna is a graduate of the Music School of Art in Nizhny Novgorod. She obtained her Bachelor of Music from Nizhny Novgorod Balakirev College of Music and her Masters from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory named after Glinka where Anna was studying under the direction of Professor Elena Alekseeva; While being at the Conservatory Anna got Federal Scholarship for young gifted pianists. On March 8th, 2014 she was awarded 1st prize for the Louisville Lake Symphony International Piano Competition in Texas and she will perform with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra next September 2014.

  • June 28, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Margaret Fingerhut -- Piano



    Margaret Fingerhut is regarded as one of the most poetic pianists of her generation who has captivated audiences in many different countries with her imaginatively designed recital programmes, “A World of Piano Themes”. In these programmes she explores the highways and byways of the piano repertoire, personally introducing the music to the audience from the keyboard. As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. She is often heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and many radio stations worldwide. Her film and television appearances include a role in “Testimony”, Tony Palmer's film about Shostakovich.

  • July 5, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Enrico Elisi & Frederico Augostini - Piano & Violin



    Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In Italy he has appeared in prestigious venues such as La Fenice Theatre, Venice; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Bibbiena Theatre, Mantua; Pavarotti Opera House, Modena; Teatro Comunale and Sala Bossi, Bologna. Recent North American performances include recitals at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the New York Public Library.

    Among Elisi’s awards are top prizes in the Venice Competition (Italy) and the Oporto International Competition (Portugal)—which led to a concerto broadcast for Portuguese national TV. After winning seven first prizes in national competitions in Italy and a number of
    other top prizes, Elisi received the La Gesse Foundation Fellowship and performed in Toulouse, France, and New York’s Weill Recital Hall.

    Federico Agostini is a violinist renowned as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.

    After early training with his grandfather, he studied violin at his hometown’s conservatory of music in Trieste, Italy, then in Venice, and later at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where he earned the Artist Diploma in Violin. Salvatore Accardo and Franco Gulli were among his teachers.

    Agostini made his debut as a soloist at the age of 16, playing Mozart under the baton of the late Carlo Zecchi. Ever since, he has performed throughout the world as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and as concertmaster of the legendary Italian ensemble I Musici.

    He has appeared in various international music festivals in Europe, the United States, and Japan and has performed chamber music with many distinguished artists, including Bruno Giuranna, Jaime Laredo, Joseph Silverstein, and Janos Starker as well as with members of the American, Emerson, Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Guarneri quartets.

  • July 26, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Kim & Reggie Harris -- Folk/Gospel Songs



    Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz and pop music. Creative curiosity, years of road and stage experience and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.

    Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, a city rich in cultural and musical heritage, Kim and Reggie's early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of their youth.

    Audiences at venues such as The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute, Reunion Arena in TX, the Psalm Festival in Graz, Austria, as well as a myriad of theatre arts centers, festivals, universities and schools, have given this inspiring duo standing ovations for their vibrant performances.

  • August 2, 2014 7:30 pm
      Great Hall at Penn Alps
    Ambrosia Trio -- Violin, Cello, & Piano



    THE AMBROSIA TRIO has been an established ensemble in the New York metropolitan area for the last 23 years. The Trio was founded in 1990 by the existing members - Beulah Cox, violinist, Martin Fett, cellist and Frank Daykin, pianist. The Trio has also travelled in recent years to Wisconsin, Maine, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Trio recently premiered "The Sorrow of the Soul" in New York City - a composition by Davide Zannoni written expressly for The Ambrosia Trio. The members of this ensemble are some of New York's finest musicians who are eager to bring the joy of chamber music to audiences everywhere. One reviewer described the ensemble's playing as "the warmest treatment that the composers themselves could have hoped for." Other accomplishments include a residency at the Banff International Centre for the Arts and two CDs. The group has collaborated with the Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company performing to sold out audiences as well as the Dutchess Ballet, National Public Radio and WNYC's live performance studio "Around New York." The ensemble maintains a busy schedule, coaching student musicians and continuing to bring their love of chamber music to as wide an audience as possible.

    Program:

    Trio in E Flat, Opus 1, #1 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
    Allegro
    Adagio Cantabile
    Scherzo – Allegro Assai
    Finale - Presto

    Piano Trio #1 in B Flat Major, Op. 21 Antonin Dvorak (1841 – 1904)
    Allegro molto
    Adagio molto e mesto
    Allegretto scherzando
    Allegro Vivace

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    • April 26, 2014 -- 11:00 am
        Scholarship Recitals (1st Group)
    • April 26, 2014 -- 1:00 pm
        Scholarship Recitals (2nd Group)
    • April 26, 2014 -- 3:00 pm
        Scholarship Recitals (3rd Group)
    • May 31, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Barbara Hollinshead and Howard Bass -- Voice & Lute
    • June 7, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Maryland State Boychoir
    • June 21, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Vitali String Quartet
    • June 28, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Margaret Fingerhut -- Piano
    • July 5, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Enrico Elisi & Frederico Augostini - Piano & Violin
    • July 26, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Kim & Reggie Harris -- Folk/Gospel Songs
    • August 2, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Ambrosia Trio -- Violin, Cello, & Piano
    • August 9, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Capital Reeds -- Bassoon, Flute, & Oboe
    • August 16, 2014 -- 7:30 pm
        Emma Resmini -- Flute with Piano Accompaniment
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