Articles: Tag: Music

People & Places: April 2023

Mark Cosdon, Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, will return to Sicily’s University of Palermo this fall to teach a course on contemporary American Theatre. While in Italy, Cosdon will present a pair of lectures at the University of Rome-Sapienza. Sydney Emerson ’23 has a forthcoming publication in the nationally renowned literary journal Timothy McSweeney’s

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Donor-funded Grand Pianos Enhance Experience for Allegheny Music Students, Faculty, and Audiences

Fittingly, the first person to play a new Kawai GX-2 grand piano when it arrived on the Allegheny College campus last summer was a student. Simone Robinson-Stevens ’24 was on campus for summer research with piano professor Douglas Jurs when the new instrument was delivered to the choir room. Professor James Niblock asked if she

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Allegheny College Civic Symphony Shares a Virtual Performance

It doesn’t have the same elegant backdrop as the stained-glass windows of Ford Chapel, and it doesn’t enjoy the same acoustics as Shafer Auditorium in the Henderson Campus Center. But the 24 members of the Allegheny College Civic Symphony sound heavenly as they share their latest performance from their individual workspaces and parlors. The Civic

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Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio Releases CD, Shares Virtual Performance

The Northwest Passage Trumpet Trio, of which Dr. Jennifer Dearden, associate professor of music and chair of the Allegheny College Music Department, is a founding member, has announced the recent release of its first album, “Expeditions.” The trio also consists of two other music professors from the northwest Pennsylvania area — Dr. Timothy Winfield of

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Allegheny’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles to Perform

Allegheny’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform their biannual concert in Ford Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. There are six groups performing: the Woodwind Quartet, Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, and Brass Quintet. Each ensemble works with one of three

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Allegheny Presents First ‘Unusual Combinations’ Piano Competition

Allegheny College will present its first biennial “Unusual Combinations” Piano Competition on Saturday, Nov. 11. The competition, sponsored by Kawai America Corporation, features top high school student pianists from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Two of the judges, Jonathan Kuuskoski and Paola Savvidou of the New Muse Piano Duo, will kick off the competition with

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