2019 Events

March 4, 2019
CJ Armbruster explores Roger's tapping points

on his DMA dissertation percussion recital on The Noble Snare at 5pm

Gildenhorn Recital Hall
University of Maryland

March 3, 2019
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strings, Roger Zahab - director, Codee Spinner, assistant conductor

Roger Zahab - night and starlight (1998)
Julia Perry - Symphony in one movement for violas and string basses (1961)
Antonin Dvorak - Serenade in E major, op. 22
John Cage - Twenty-three (1988)
3:00 pm

Heinz Memorial Chapel
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

February 27, 2019
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab - director, Codee Spinner, assistant conductor

Antonin Dvorak - Serenade in E major, op. 22
Julia Perry - Symphony in one movement for violas and string basses (1961)
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto with Clement Ekaputra

8:00 pm, free admission

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus

February 12, 2019
clear reception in Vermont

clear reception was given (probably) its first concert performance in the Composer/Performer Showcase at 3:15 pm by the composer with excellent partners Carla Kihlstedt, violin and Megan DiGeorgio, viola. (the composer, briefly going off-trail, was safely brought back on line).

Vermont College of Fine Arts College Hall Gallery

February 11, 2019
Roger premieres a new work by Frederick Rawski

Roger gave the first performance of Frederick Rawski's Three Icaros for violin and delay pedal on the Electronic Music Showcase

Alumni Hall
Vermont College of Fine Arts

February 2, 2019
NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music: Tenor Launch Concert - roger's River

Dennis Tobenski, tenor and pianist Trudy Chan will perform all 20 songs of the NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music - Tenor songs at the National Opera Center in NYC.
for tickets

Marc A. Scorca Hall at The National Opera Center
330 7th Ave 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001

January 12, 2019
Music Awakens at Connecticut Music Educators Association

Rob Frankenberry conducts Roger's Music Awakens (words by Walt Whitman) at the CMEA Southern Regional Choir
Saturday at 3 pm

Platt High School
Meriden CT

2018 Events

December 7, 2018
Nathalie Shaw weaves spell against sadness

Conservatoire du 14e arrondissement Darius Milhaud presents
Voyage across centuries 1700,1800, 2000
Nathalie Shaw performs Roger's spell against sadness along with music by Telemann, R. von Oesterreich, Leilei Tian, and Wolfram Graf; with Marion Ferme - recorders and Laurent Durupt, harpsichord, piano and electronics

at 7:45 pm
Auditorium Calmel
26, rue Mouton Duvernet
75014 Paris, France

December 5, 2018
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Roger conducts
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
Daniel S. Godfrey - A Conversation with Memory
for clarinet and orchestra
in memory of Roger Hendrix
-premiere performance with faculty soloist Mary Beth Malek
Johannes Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in e minor, op 98

at 8 pm, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
Oakland Campus

December 3, 2018
Music Monday

Roger performs Burr Van Nostrand's Phaedra Antinomaes and David Leisner's Sonata for violin and guitar with James Ferla.
also on the program - music by
William Shield, Claude Debussy, Catherine McMichael, Ludwig van Beethoven,
and songwriters
Connor Lindsay, Benjamin Volk, Emma Lebo, Max Snyder,
Jordan Bender, Peter Hu, and Dan Rothman

Performed by
Emma-Leigh Jones, Amal Saeed, & Yuto Iwaizumi, violins
Avery Bazell, Lily Carley, Gillian Reed, Alyssa Zamloot, flutes
Shumeng Yang, piano
Harrison Wayne, singer
Connor Lindsay, guitar
Benjamin Volk, singer & drums
and others to be announced

at 8 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
Oakland campus
free admission

November 29, 2018
Roger's Autumn Songs performed by Danielle Buonaiuto and Jason Wirth

Old Stone House in Brooklyn presents Autumn in New York
Join us at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn for an evening of songs by New York composers, including John Corigliano, John Musto, Gilda Lyons, Daniel Felsenfeld, Ellen Mandel, and Juliana Hall, exploring poems and stories through song that evoke the beauty of the sights, sounds and smells of New York in the changing season, and, also, some that reflect upon the concerns and issues we face this autumn in New York, including politics, homelessness and hunger, and loneliness at the holidays with a mix of compassion, honesty, optimism, and hope.

Also featuring music of: Kala Pierson, Roger Zahab, Leslie Uyeda, and Michael Oberhauser.

Tickets available online and at the door. Space is limited.
Buy Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3758444

at 7:30 pm
Old Stone House of Brooklyn
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

November 11, 2018
Tanguera Tango Ensemble

Tanguera Tango Ensemble
Claudine Joelle Robins, piano
Suzanne Mueller, cello
Roger Zahab, violin


music by R. Rikki Bell (Too Soon), Reinhold Gliere (Berceuse), Frank J. Oteri (Memory Now I Can't Recall), Astor Piazzolla (Oblivion, La Muerte del Angel) , Andre Previn (Song), Reed Robins (Tanguera), and Roger Zahab (little tango, afterimage, how to sing properly)

Music from Good Shepherd
sunday evening at 5 pm

Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church
1950 Batchelder Street
Brooklyn, NY (718) 998- 2800

November 5, 2018
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music presents Music Monday

The Northern Hags. A Connaught jig. - Irish traditional
A scorching to this (love), woe be him who it is upon. From Mary Madden.
The lovely lad. A Munster single Jig from Ned Goggin
Sonia Cromp, violin

From a Rose Garden (1988) - David Macbride
in memory of the composer
Ralph's Inexpensive Caprice (1981) - Roger Zahab
Elegie (1944) - Igor Stravinsky
in memory of those recently cut down in hate-filled violence in Louisville and Pittsburgh

Roger Zahab, violin*

The Dialogue of Marquiolin and Yudiminour (2018) - Damon Honeycutt
(a part of Children of the Final Sun a sonic palimsest - first performance)

Duets, op. 39 (selected) - Reinhold Gliere

David Skrovanek, cello & Roger Zahab, violin*

Suite No. 5 in C minor for Violoncello Solo, BWV 1011 J. S. Bach -Paula Tuttle, cello*

Quartet in g minor, op. 27 (1877-78) - Edvard Grieg
I. Un poco Andante - Allegro molto ed agitato

D J Hinton & Jason Ong, violins
Grace Chu, viola
Alex Johnson, cello
* faculty member

at 8 pm - free admission
Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

October 17, 2018
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Roger conducts
Gustav Mahler: Scherzo from the Fifth Symphony
Aaron Copland: Quiet City
with undergraduate soloists Matthew Rosenblatt, trumpet &
Dan Rothman, English horn
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 in d minor, op. 15
with faculty artist Tina Faigen

at 8 pm, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
Oakland campus

September 16, 2018
Orson Rehearsed

The Chicago College of Performing Arts presents a New Mercury Collective production:
Daron Hagen's Orson Rehearsed
starring Robert Orth, Robert Frankenberry, Omar Mulero, in association with Atlas Arts Media and Fifth House Ensemble.
Sunday at 2:30 pm

The Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

September 15, 2018
Orson Rehearsed

The Chicago College of Performing Arts presents a New Mercury Collective production:
Daron Hagen's Orson Rehearsed
starring Robert Orth, Robert Frankenberry, Omar Mulero, in association with Atlas Arts Media and Fifth House Ensemble.
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Roger conducts

The Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

June 10, 2018
the music/garden on rose & suspicion of nakedness

performed by George Pope, flute with David Fisher, piano in the garden

Chamber Music Society of Ohio
The Guest House in Bath

May 30, 2018
The Folk Tune Project - entelechron

entelechron returns to The Phoenix Concerts in a celebratory program of new works for piano trio. Their program doubles as a CD Release Party as The Phoenix Concerts launches its first CD - The Folk Tune Project - on Roven Records in spring 2018, featuring series commissions by Juhi Bansal, Robert Carl, Daron Hagen, Katarina Leyman, Gilda Lyons, Jorge Martin, Frank J. Oteri, Glen Roven, and Dan Sonenberg performed by entelechron members of The Phoenix Players, Roger Zahab, violin, David Russell, cello, and Robert Frankenberry, piano, with Gilda Lyons and Elaine Valby, voice.

at 12:10pm
In partnership with Downtown Music at Grace
33 Church Street / White Plains, NY

May 29, 2018
The Folk Tune Project - entelechron

entelechron returns to The Phoenix Concerts in a celebratory program of new works for piano trio. Their program doubles as a CD Release Party as The Phoenix Concerts launches its first CD - The Folk Tune Project - on Roven Records in spring 2018, featuring series commissions by Juhi Bansal, Robert Carl, Daron Hagen, Katarina Leyman, Gilda Lyons, Jorge Martin, Frank J. Oteri, Glen Roven, and Dan Sonenberg performed by entelechron members of The Phoenix Players, Roger Zahab, violin, David Russell, cello, and Robert Frankenberry, piano, with Gilda Lyons and Elaine Valby, voice.

at 7 pm
The Phoenix Concerts
Saint Matthew & Saint Timothy / 26 W 84th / New York, NY

May 26, 2018
Kamraton - 'Burgh Sounds II.

Kamraton performs Roger's The Shades of Hegemony and
works by Mathew Rosenblum & Eric Moe (with Roger assisting as conductor) ​and Amy Williams.
at 7:30 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
on the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

May 14, 2018
PRISM projects presents Rob Frankenberry at the piano

Monday, May 14 at 7:30 PM
Rob Frankenberry, Piano

David Del Tredici - Opposites Attract; Ballad in Yellow
Eric Moe - Frozen Rain, Summer Dreams
Daron Hagen - Piano Variations
Roger Zahab - at the piano
Michael Laster - Piano Sonata (first performance)

St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Chelsea
346 W. 20th Street (between 8 - 9th Aves)
New York City, NY 10011

May 12, 2018
Music on the Edge presents flutist Lindsey Goodman - returning to heights unseen

Renowned new music champion Lindsey Goodman performs works from her new solo album featuring Pittsburgh composers Roger Dannenberg, David Stock, and Roger Zahab - suspicion of nakedness.
for tickets

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

May 8, 2018
Roger's Circular Dancing - CAPA Antithesis / CAPA Rock Ensemble Spring Concert

CAPA Antithesis performing works by Philip Corner, Karheinz Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman, Charles Ives and Roger Zahab

CAPA Rock Ensemble performing arrangements by student members
at 7 pm

in the Cabaret at CAPA
Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts
111 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

April 18, 2018
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab - director, Devon Tipp, assistant conductor

Erik Satie - Trois gnossiennes (1890 - (arranged 2018 for medium-sized orchestra by Roger Zahab)
Tison Street - Bagatelles for violin and orchestra (1987)
Roger Zahab, violin, Devon Tipp, conductor
Laura Schwartz - Murmur (2018, premiere) for string orchestra and xylophone
Antonin Dvorak - Symphony no. 9 in e minor, From the New World, op. 95

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus
8 pm, free admission

April 9, 2018
Recent Harmony

David Del Tredici - Ballad in Yellow and The Last Violin (Rob Frankenberry, piano and Roger Zahab as the last violin)
Tison Street - Round, Gigue, and Peroration (RZ & Shannon McTaggart - violins, Sarah Albani-viola, Alex Johnson-cello)
Eric Moe - Frozen Rain, Summer Dreams (Rob Frankenberry, piano)
Eric Gratta - beneath the sky (Christian Clark, piano)
Roger Zahab - Rendezvous, River (Sarah Albani - viola, RZ - piano, premiere of these versions)
Frederic Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu in c-sharp minor (Rodica Constantine,piano)

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus
free

March 24, 2018
I doubt this is over ...IonSound Project: Overhear/Here

also music by Torke, Lyons, Reich, Ravel and Satie

Bellefield Hall Auditorium at 7 pm
Tickets available at the door only. General admission $20. Non-Pitt students/seniors $15, Pitt students and children under 12 free.

March 18, 2018
Chamber Music from Pitt

Recent chamber music for strings by Eric Gratta (Night Out East), and Roger Zahab (opening out) leading to Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for strings performed by musicians from Pitt.
Admission is free. Open to the public.

Sunday at 3 pm
Admission is free. Open to the public.

Heinz Memorial Chapel
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

February 21, 2018
University of Pittsburgh Orchestra, Roger Zahab, director

Ludwig van Beethoven - Scherzo from Seventh Symphony
Marco Giusto - Four Pieces for Orchestra (premiere)
W.A.Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante K 297b with Cynthia Warren - oboe, Mary Beth Malek - Clarinet, Linda Fisher - bassoon, and Jason Allison - horn
Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring (abridged,. Tom Kennedy)

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus
free

January 27, 2018
Music for friends/in honor of masters

Music for one, two or three stringed instruments surrounding J S Bach's Sonata in g minor for solo violin, BWV 1001 includes Judith Weir's Atlantic Drift (three short duos from the British composer dedicated to American friends), Peter Maxwell Davies' Sonatina for violin alone after Bach's Sonata III in C, and various short works by Roger Zahab written to celebrate his students at Pitt.
Performed by Pitt faculty violinist Roger Zahab with DJ Hinton, violin, Sarah Albani, viola and Alex Johnson, cello.
Saturday at 8 pm
Admission is free. Open to the public.

Heinz Memorial Chapel
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus