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Spring 2018 Concert

  • James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University (map)

Large chamber ensemble works for between eight and fourteen musicians.

Free for children under 18 and for members of the Chatham University community


Edgard Varèse: Octandre, for seven winds and double-bass

Witold Lutoslawski: Chain No. 1, for 14 instruments

David Stock: The Philosopher's Stone, concerto for violin and chamber ensemble.
Featuring Andrés Cárdenes

John Arrigo-Nelson: Frammenti di recitativo, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, piano, and two percussionists

Erin Rogers: Gorilla, for 12 instruments (Alia Musica commission)

The Players

Sarah Steranka, flutes · Lenny Young, oboe · Emily Cook, clarinets ­· Julia Kuhlman, saxophones · Shane Gillen, bassoon

Andrew Symington, horn · Carloz Gil, trumpet · Burkhardt Reiter, trombone

Abby Langhorst, David Robbins, percussion · Matthew Gillespie, piano/harpsichord · John Arrigo-Nelson, guitar

Kathleen Andrews, Taya Ricker, violins · Maija Antstine, viola · Simon Cummings, cello · Ryan McMasters, double-bass

Federico Garcia-De Castro, conducting

David Stock at the piano

David Stock at the piano

Andrés Cárdenes, PSO concertmaster 1989—2010

Andrés Cárdenes, PSO concertmaster 1989—2010

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Mr. Cárdenes has appeared as a soloist on four continents with over 100 orchestras, and collaborated with many of the world's greatest conductors. Cultural Ambassador for UNICEF between 1980 and 1991, Mr. Cárdenes has received numerous awards for his teaching, performances, recordings and humanitarian efforts.

As a champion for music of our time, Mr. Cárdenes has commissioned and premiered over 70 works by American, Turkish and Latin American composers, including David Stock's The Philosopher Stone, which he will perform with Alia Musica Pittsburgh at the Spring 2018 Concert.

Earlier Event: April 8
Later Event: August 1
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