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Sponsor: Hilary M. Simpson

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Whitaker Center

"Dances and Improvisations" 


J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813


Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales


Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise, Op. 22


Francis Poulenc: Improvisations Nos. 1, 2, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15 and Valse Improvisation sur le nom de BACH


Improvisations from the American Songbook by Mr. Markham announced from the stage


Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4:00 PM
Whitaker Center

Heitor Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 5 (1931)

Manuel M. Ponce: Estrellita and Gavota

Gabriela Ortiz: La Calaca

Astor Piazzolla: Four for Tango for String Quartet (1987)

Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1


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Sponsors: John and Annie Standley

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:30 PM
Whitaker Center

Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia
Thomas Kraines: Three Pieces for violin and cello (2000)
Ernst Toch: Divertimento for violin and cello, Op 37, No. 1
Anna Weesner: Sudden, Unbidden (1998)
Nansi Carroll: Spiritual for cello solo
Bach: Two-Part Inventions No. 8 in F Major and No. 6 in E Major
Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello

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Sponsor: Estelle Hartranft

While Whitaker Center Sunoco Performance Theater allows ample room for a comfortable social distancing, we plan to follow PA governor’s guidelines on the acceptable number of people for indoor gatherings which may change in the coming weeks. If this number is below 150 by November 5 (ten days prior to the concert), we will request RSVP to confirm your intention to attend live either via email or phone call, and offer this opportunity to those who respond first. Patrons who RSVP later indicating their preference for attending in person, will be offered access to the high quality video and audio recordings of the performance a week after the concert, and will be given a priority at the next concert if the limits on gatherings continue. Option to purchase the access to either audio or video recording of the performance will be also available to those who are not comfortable attending public events even within the PA governor's COVID health safety guidelines.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Whitaker Center

“Around the World in 80 Minutes”

Music by Schubert, Alexander Glazunov, György Ligeti, Thierry Escaich, David Kechley, Marc Mellits, Gabriel Pierne, Annika Socolofsky, and Roger Zare


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Sponsor: Dr. William Anderson in Memory of Dotty Anderson

Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4 PM
Whitaker Center

Winner of the 2020 CMA Cleveland Quartet Award

Antonín Dvořák: “Cypresses” (a selection)

Karol Szymanowski: Quartet No. 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Op. 131

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Sponsor: Lois Lehrman Grass

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Whitaker Center


Young Artist Performance

Zev Malina

Schemin' an homage to Zez Confrey (2020)

Stuart Malina, Piano

Alexander Kerr & Peter Sirotin, Violins
Michael Isaac Strauss, Viola; Julian Schwarz, Cello



Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat Major, KV. 454


Ernest Bloch: Suite Hébraïque for Viola and Piano


Erich Wolfgang Korngold:

Much Ado About Nothing Suite arranged for Cello and Piano by Julian Schwarz

Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15

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Sponsors: Randolf H. & Virginia P. Aires