Jul
23
3:00 PM15:00

Saturday Serenade

Weekly concert featuring the students of Csehy Summer School of Music. Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Band, Handbell Ensembles and Chamber Choir.

Prelude Handbell Ensemble

Symphony Orchestra

String Ensemble

Concert Band

ChamberFest Ensemble

Concert Handbell Ensemble

Chamber Choir

Choir

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Jul
16
3:00 PM15:00

Saturday Serenade

Weekly concert featuring the students of Csehy Summer School of Music. Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Band, Handbell Ensembles and Chamber Choir.

Prelude Handbell Ensemble

Timbrel and Dance, Kevin McChesney
Joy and Celebration, Lee Afdahl

Concert Band

Folk Song Suite, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Salvation is Created, Pavel Tschesnokoff, arr. Bruce H. Houseknecht
Fortress, Frank Ticheli

String Ensemble

Larghetto from Serenade for Strings, Edward Elgar

String Ensemble and Chamber Choir

Gloria, RV 589, Vivaldi

Symphony Orchestra

Intermezzo from Pagliacci, Ruggero Leoncavallo
Russian Easter Overture, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

ChamberFest Ensemble

Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano, Madeleine Dring

Concert Handbell Ensemble

Come Thou Fount of Ev’ry Blessing, Cathy Mocklebust
The Gift of Grace, Arnold B. Sherman
Bwana Asifiwe!, Cathy Mocklebust

Chamber Choir

And Can It Be?, Thomas Campbell, arr. Eric Nelson
Music Down in My Soul, African American Spiritual

 

Choir

Dance of Exultation, Dan Forrest

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Student Recitals

Saturday morning concert featuring the students of Csehy Summer School of Music. Two simultaneous concerts in the Center for the Fine Arts (Recital Hall and in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall). Performer list will be posted the day before the concert. Performances will be followed by the end-of-session awards ceremony in the Recital Hall.

Students Performing

  • Tirzah Baluch
  • Anna Babcock
  • Anna Fenton
  • Alex Boucher
  • Nicholas Hilliard
  • Michael Zaronas
  • Aiden White
  • Aviya Baluch
  • Virginia Rice
  • Megan Bryan
  • Raegan Dubeck
  • Henry Smith
  • Rebekah Stiles
  • William Cuozzo
  • Victoria Karns
  • Abigail Chung
  • Katherine Anthony
  • David Sylvester
  • Martha-Grace Jackson
  • Lauren Hinkelman
  • Rebekah Boos
  • Colette Cavazos
  • Shannon Chow
  • Elliott Davis
  • Luke Pacchioli
  • Moriah Mosebrook
  • Davis Roper
  • Matilda Sandberg

 

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Jun
30
8:30 PM20:30

Anne Martindale Williams

The Csehy Summer School of Music at Houghton College is pleased to announce the following Concert this Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 PM in the Houghton College Center for the Arts, 1 Willard Ave., Houghton, NY  14744

Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Benjamin Shute, violin

Bethany Brooks, piano

 

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Claude Debussy

Trio in B flat major for Piano, Violin and Violoncello, Franz Schubert

 

Anne Martindale Williams

Principal Cello

Pittsburgh Symphony Association Chair

Anne Martindale Williams has enjoyed a successful career as principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Throughout her tenure with the orchestra, she has often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Williams was soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony in the Pittsburgh premier of The Giving Tree conducted by the composer, Lorin Maazel. She has also collaborated with guest artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, André Previn, the Emerson Quartet, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Pinchas Zukerman in numerous chamber music performances. She made her London debut performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic, Andre Previn conducting. Her solo in The Swan on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s recording of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns was described by Grammophon critic Edward Greenfield as “…the most memorable performance of all.”

Williams divides her time between the orchestra, teaching at Carnegie Mellon University, and solo and chamber music performances in America, Europe and the Far East. She has appeared in several nationally televised productions including Concertos, produced by the BBC and Previn and the Pittsburgh, produced by WQED. She has given master classes at many universities and festivals throughout the country, including The Curtis Institute of Music, SUNY at Stony Brook, Manhattan School of Music, the New World Symphony in Miami, the National Orchestral Institute, Aspen, Credo at Oberlin College and the Masterworks Festival. She also has performed at many of America’s prestigious summer music festivals including Aspen, Caramoor, Skaneateles, Maui, Rockport Festivals in Massachusetts and Maine, Grand Teton, Strings Festival in Steamboat Springs, Orcas Island, and Mainly Mozart in San Diego. For many years she has enjoyed performing throughout the country with her Piano Trio, which includes her good friends Andrés Cárdenes and David Deveau.

Williams has performed numerous times as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performing Schumann’s Concerto in A minor, Tippett’s Triple Concerto, Previn’s Reflections, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 6, Strauss’s Don Quixote, Bloch’s Schelomo, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, Dutilleux’s Tout un mondelointain, Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 1 and Brahms’ Double Concerto, as well as Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet. In recent seasons, she was featured in Haydn’s Concerto in C, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestra, and Walton’s Cello Concerto.

Williams is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Orlando Cole. Her Tecchler cello was made in Rome in 1701. Her husband, Joe, is the director of student ministries at Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church in Mount Lebanon. They reside in Pittsburgh.

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