Music Monday at Bellefield Hall, November 30


November 30, 2009 - 8:00pm

This upcoming Music Monday at Bellefield Hall features chamber music by Telemann, Brahms, and Beethoven, new works by student composers, the University Handbell Choir, plus a new composition from faculty member Roger Zahab.


Sonata in c minor, op. 1, no.5 by John Loeillet
Grave - Poco Largo - Andante - Allegro
Jennifer Goeckeler, flute
Mariam Bora, recorder
Liangyu Fu, harpsichord

Sonata in a minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Largo - Vivace
Molly Sowers, flute
Catherine Ahn, flute
Russell Spingarn, harpsichord

Sonata in c minor (1824) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Wei Zhao, viola
Andrew Head, piano

Trio in c minor, op. 1, no. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Roger Zahab, violin
Isabela Negrin, cello
Nicholas Emmanuel, piano

Eight fantazias from Pitt Composers (2009) - first performances :

    The Last Stand, Eric Markley

    Fantazia, Trent Cunningham

    Expressive, slow, Jacqueline Bleakley

    Fantasia no. 1 in d minor, Ken Haney

    String Quartet no. 1, Alton Merell

    Fleeting Thoughts, Mark Penn

    Ted Danson, Andrew Warren

    Vignette: A Fantazia in E-Flat Major, Dexter Gulick

Roger Zahab & Wil Snead, violins
Wei Zhao, viola & Ben Grabowski, cello

In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst
arr. Susan E. Geschke

"Tis a very good day of the year" (first performance) by Roger Zahab

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
arr. Kevin McChesney

University of Pittsburgh Handbell Ensemble:
Andrew Weber, Caitlin Kempf, Francis Dy, Oyinda Owoeye, Danielle Englert, Andrew Head, Jackie Bleakley, Kendra Parker-Pitts, Elizabeth Peters, Anna Powell

String Sextet no. 2 in G, op. 36 (publ. 1866) by Johannes Brahms
Allegro non troppo
Scherzo: Allegro non troppo - Presto giocoso - Tempo Primo
Poco Allegro

Roger Zahab and Wil Snead, violins
Harry Gilliland and Wei Zhao, violas
Ben Grabowski & Sarah Pendleton, cellos

Concert Series