September 2007

Classical Cabaret in Pittsburgh

September 30, 2007 20:28

Dear friends and colleagues,

I'd like to invite you to a new kind of concert experience. It's called "CLASSICAL CABARET". It will take place at one of the most elegant night spots in town: Cefalo's Restaurant and Nightclub. Seated at your table you will be able to eat, drink, socialize and enjoy a concert of Beethoven, Piazzolla and more.

When:
Thursday, October 11

7:00—7:45
Arrive. Find a table. Meet and Greet. Order food and drink

7:45—8:30
--Passacaglia for violin and cello.....Handel-Halvorsen
--Café 1900 from Histoire du Tango.....Piazzolla
--Serenade for String Trio.....Dohnanyi

8:30—9:15
Relax. Socialize. Have a drink or a snack.

9:15—10:00
--Trio in G Major, Op. 9 #1 .....Beethoven
--Bordel 1930 from Histoire du Tango.....Piazzolla
--Spanish Dance .....De Falla-Kreisler

10:00—??
Enjoy

Who:
Roy Sonne ................................ violin
Stephanie Tretick .......................viola
Adam Liu....................................cello
John Marcinizyn ......................guitar

Where:
Cefalo's Restaurant and Nightclub
428 Washington Ave. -- Carnegie, PA 15106
http://clubcefalo.com
Check out the photo below

Additional details:

For your enjoyment, we respectfully request that there be no talking while the musicians are performing.
Cover charge — $10

Hoping to see you there on Thursday, Oct. 11


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Musical Quiz -- The Dancing Composers

September 26, 2007 13:44


#1 was a true gentleman. He helped his fellow musicians wherever he went. When #2 was a fugitive from justice #1 gave him refuge and helped him flee the country. He probably would have generously helped #5, had not the latter snubbed him. He was father-in-law to #2 and #4.

#5 once worked as a copyist for #2. Later on he published a “Manifesto” in which he blasted both #1 and #2. However he adored #3.

#4, strictly speaking, was not a composer although he was an important musical personage. He insulted everyone around him except for #2 who he revered. He forgave #2 for everything and there was indeed much to forgive.

#6 earned his living mainly as a music critic. His father-in-law founded the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

#3 was universally beloved. His orchestra was the best in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century — until the obnoxious #4 terrorized his own orchestra into playing even better.

#3 traveled to the United States where he conducted the what was then the world’s largest orchestra. His record was finally beaten by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1997.

#1 and #6 were both decisively inspired by #8. #5 also paid musical homage to him.

#7 was one of very few major composers who was neither a conductor nor a virtuoso performer. #1 wrote many transcriptions of his works.

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