Music for Mt. Lebanon PA - Serving the South Hills

   

Music for Mt. Lebanon Presents...

A Great Variety of Musical Styles

2014-2015 Season Tickets now available at 412-258-4814


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  • Individual show tickets also available by phone at $25 each
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     February 28, 2015  (Southminster Presbyterian Church)  
     
 
METALES M5 BRASS QUINTET
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M5, a lot of brass, a lot of music and a lot of fun!  This Mexican brass quintet breaks the barriers of musical genre as they take the blues to the opera, Bach to the roads of Michoacan: fresh, funny, extraordinary. Metales M5 unites classical and world music, contemporary repertoire and pops arrangements in programs that range through the brass literature and beyond.
 
Metales M5 is Mexico’s leading brass quintet.  Since its founding in Morelia, the capital of Michoacán in the Central Highlands between Guadalajara and Mexico City, the five gentlemen of Metales M5 have been playing a wide variety of music without regard to genre:  Baroque and contemporary music, opera, blues, pop, movie soundtracks, and folk music from Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.
 
Since 2005 Metales has performed over 250 concerts throughout Mexico, including a recent 30-concert tour sponsored by Fondo Regional para la Cultura y las Artes del Centro Occidente. In the past two seasons the group has inaugurated the International Festival “Rosario Castellanos” in Comitán, Chiapas, participated in the 17th International Festival of Music of Morelia, and presented two national premieres for brass quintet and symphony orchestra. Metales M5 made its

METALES M5 BRASS QUINTET

METALES M5 BRASS QUINTET

 
 
  American debut during the 2007-08 season with performances in Texas, Nebraska (Meadowlark Music Festival), Pennsylvania, Vermont, Alberta  (Banff Centre) and with the Pueblo (Colorado) Symphony, and were featured in Chicago in the Fall 2008 US tour of the Morelia Symphony Orchestra. Metales M5 is Ensemble-in-Residence at Morelia’s Conservatorio de las Rosas, America’s oldest conservatory of music.  
     
  Each of the players has an extensive professional background with his respective brass instrument.  Holding degrees from universities in Germany and Mexico City, the musicians have played in the symphony orchestras of Bremen, Berlin, Monterrey, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Acapulco and Aguascalientes, and are currently soloists with the Symphony Orchestras in Morelia, Toluca and Pachuca.  Their unique style combining fine chamber music with popular entertainment makes Metales M5 incomparable.  
     
     April 18, 2015   (USC Theatre)  
     
 
ELISABETH VON TRAPP
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For Elisabeth von Trapp, “ the sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
 
Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls
 
Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners

ELISABETH VON TRAPP

 
 
  have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice ...“ hauntingly clear “ “ joyfully expressive “ and “ simply beautiful.”  
     
  Elisabeth’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway ... Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence she sings timeless wonders like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Favorite Things and Edelweiss, Lieder by Mozart, Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics like A Whiter Shade of Pale and her own stunning compositions.  
     
  In the spring of 2001 Elisabeth was granted permission from Robert Frost’s publisher, Henry Holt & Co., to sing parts of the poet’s oeuvre. Poetic License, released in June 2004, features the musical settings of poems by Frost and Shakespeare, a Japanese haiku and interpretations of Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World, Sting’s Fragile and Schubert’s An Die Musik.  
     
 

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     March 19, 2015 (Thursday)  (USC Theatre)  
     
  VIENNA CHOIR BOYS  
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  The Wiener Sängerknaben or Vienna Boys' Choir (sometimes translated as the Vienna Choir Boys) is the world's foremost children's choral groups. It is also among the oldest of all musical organizations, having been founded pursuant to an Imperial decree of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I on July 7, 1498; the Emperor wished boys' voices to be added to the choir of the Imperial Chapel, or Hofkapelle. This established a tradition of having the boys sing in weekly Sunday masses in the Imperial Chapel of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, a tradition that continues today. Over the centuries, illustrious composers have written masterpieces for the Boys' Choir of the Imperial Chapel, including Mozart, Bruckner, Gluck, and Schubert. Many great musicians got their start as members of the Boys' Choir; among them were the great conductors Hans Richter, Clemens Krauss, and Lovro von Matacic. During the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the choir became renowned for its secular performances as well, appearing in colorful Imperial-style military uniforms, each complete with a dagger. After World War I, wide popular and governmental disfavor of all things Imperial resulted in the dissolution of many long-standing institutions, including the Imperial Chapel Choir. However, Chaplain Joseph Schnitt remained in his position at the chapel and re-gathered the choir. Sparing no personal expense, he re-established a boarding school for the choristers. He replaced the imperial uniforms with a distinctive sailor-style outfit. The Vienna Boys' Choir has the most stringent training and admittance policy in the world. Boys wishing to join must first gain entrance to a preparatory school where they receive a complete elementary education. Their instruction includes elements of musical theory, sight-singing, and the practice of singing, and instruction on at least one instrument; at the age of nine, they have to pass an examination based strictly on musical ability and vocal quality. There is no religious requirement. The teaching is purposely intensive in order that their education not be slighted due to the frequent touring. There are usually two choirs away on a tour at any given time, most frequently for three months. They are accompanied by their choirmaster, their tutor, and a nurse. Vienna Choir Boys have visited the United States well in excess of 50 times since 1932 and have traveled to all six inhabited continents. They are beloved the world over for their lively singing style and beautiful tone, and have commissioned a number of new works, including Britten's The Golden Vanity.  
     
 

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  NOTE - All programs are subject to change and are scheduled on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

 
 

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