On Feb. 14 the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center will present its fourth chamber concert of the 2017-2018 season.
“East Meets West: Music from Budapest to Brazil” will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Astor Piazzolla. The program is an evening of contrasts with music ranging from the 18th century to the 20th, performed on the flute, violin, cello and viola.
“This free concert is the perfect accompaniment to Valentine's Day,” museum manager Matthew Hileman said. “There's nothing more romantic than pairing a concert with a dinner to complete a night on the town. I hope that patrons will enjoy the show and then finish their evening at one of our local restaurants.”
Space for these concert performances is limited. Performance begins promptly at 7 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 814-362-7990 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring the talents of Julia Tunstall, Bryan Eckenrode, Amy Kelly and Kim Whitney, the evening's program includes an assortment of duets, trios and quartets. All four musicians live in New York State and three are principal performers with the Southern Tier Symphony.
Flutist Julia Tunstall studied at the Eastman School of Music and Portland State University. She has performed across the country and has taught at several colleges in the Western New York region. Cellist Bryan Eckenrode holds a Master of Music from SUNY Buffalo. He is a conductor, music director, college professor and can be heard on the CDs of many well-knowns artists as a bagpiper and flutist.
Violist Amy Kelly holds a master's degree from Georgetown University. She lived and studied in Moscow for ten years before returning to the U.S. where she performed with several orchestras in Western New York. Violinist Kim Whitney, a resident of Olean, N.Y., has performed with many artists over her long career, including Luciano Pavarotti, Liberace, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams and Ray Charles. She has served as concertmaster and principal with orchestras from Central Florida to Western New York.
More information about the museum and its chamber concert series can be found at www.marilynhorne.org.
The Marilyn Horne Museum Chamber Concert Series is funded in part by a grant from The University of Pittsburgh's Year of Healthy U. Scientific studies have shown that classical music can have a positive impact on adults and children suffering from stress, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and even epilepsy. This concert series is designed to offer classical music experiences to both newcomers to the genre and seasoned patrons.
Remaining concert dates are March 14 and April 11.
The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center is a division of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Its mission is to further interest in the art of opera and to inspire and educate new generations on the importance of art, culture and philanthropy through the life, achievements, and personal archives of renowned mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne. The 3,400 square-foot exhibition space features 19 interactive exhibits, a documentary film, costumes, and artifacts from the personal archives of Marilyn Horne. Open daily. Admission is free.
For more information on the museum, contact Hileman at email@example.com or 814-362-7990.