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 September 25 and November 5 (ten days prior to each of our Fall concerts), 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 quarlity 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.

Mark Markham, Piano

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Whitaker Center

"Dances and Improvisations"

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

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Chopin: Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise, Op. 22


            Improvisations Nos. 1, 2, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15

            Valse Improvisation sur le nom de BACH

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

Sponsor: Hilary M. Simpson

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4 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


Sponsors: John and Annie Standley



Tabea Debus, recorder and Paul Morton, theorbo

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:30 PM

Whitaker Center

“Music for a While”

Music from the Age of William Shakespeare

by Purcell, Dowland, Locke, Smith, Schop, and Handel

Sponsor: Estelle Hartranft



Sinta Quartet

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


Sponsor: Dr. William Anderson in Memory of Dotty Anderson



Verona Quartet

Winner of the 2020 CMA Cleveland Quartet Award

Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 4 PM

Whitaker Center


Antonín Dvořák: Cypresses (selections)

Karl Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 2


Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet Op. 131


Sponsor: Lois Lehrman Grass



Stuart & Friends

Stuart Malina, Piano / Alexander Kerr & Peter Sirotin, Violins

Michael Isaac Strauss, Viola / Julian Schwarz, Cello

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Whitaker Center

Mozart: 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


Sponsors: Randolf H. & Virginia P. Aires

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