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School of Music Faculty and Students Perform on WQED-FM Anniversary Special

For 40 years, WQED-FM 89.3 has been the voice of classical music in Western Pennsylvania, offering its listeners access to the best classical performances from our region and around the world.  To honor and celebrate this legacy, many of the regions top performing artists came together to perform on a TV special which aired in January on WQED-TV as a kick-off to a year-long celebration. Among many of these performances were several done by members of the School of Music - both faculty and students. The special in its entirety can be viewed here. 

A sampling of this tribute includes performances by faculty members:


Donna Amato 
(piano) performed Cyril Scott's Lotus Land



Andrés Cárdenes (violin) with pianist Luz Manriquez performed Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla and Fritz Kreisler's Preghiera in the style of Martini



Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe) with pianist Richard Stern played a movement from a sonata by G. P. Telemann



Attack Theatre, co-founded by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, performed an original work



John Marcinizyn (guitar) with contralto Daphne Anderson performed L'Accordeoniste by Michel Ermer



Stephen Schultz (Baroque flute) with Richard Stern on harpsichord performed Francois Couperin's Le carillon de Cithére from 14th Ordre



Anne Martindale Williams (cello) with pianist David Allen Wehr performed The Swan from Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals



Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brass section members George Vosburgh and Neal Bernsten, trumpet; Peter Sullivan, trombone; Murray Crewe, bass trombone; and Craig Knox, tuba performed Samuel Scheidt's Canzona Bergamasca and J. S. Bach's Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue


There were also performances by two students ensembles:


Starling Honors String Quartet - Erica Richardson, Erica Hudson, violin; Aiwen Thian, viola; Marlene Ballena, cello - played the final movement from Haydn's String Quartet No. 64 in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5  



Under the direction of Stephen Schultz, members of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble, - Sarah Schneider, Samantha Kline, Jon Kruer, and Matthew Hettinga, violin - performed the allegro movement from G. P. Telemann's Concerto for Four Solo violins in G Major, TWV 40:201


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