2023 Events

January 27, 2023
Nathalie Shaw performs some of Roger's solo works in Lyon, France

American works of the 20th and 21st centuries:
Roger's spell against sadness and summer phrases with music by George Gershwin, Amy Beach, Aaron Copland, and David Stock.

Centre Culturel d'Ecully
Lyon, France

2022 Events

November 7, 2022
Entelechron Robert Frankenberry, piano, voice David Russell, cello Roger Zahab, violin, viola

Monday at 8 pm


Trio (2006) Jonathan Bailey Holland

Tendre Noix au Torchon (2011) Eric Moe
for violin and piano

And Life Like Froth Doth Throb (1997) Eric Moe
for viola and cello

Deep Ecology (2020) Eric Moe
for cello and electroacoustic media

O Viridissima (2015) Judith Weir
for violin, cello and piano

Three Chorales (2015-16) Judith Weir
for cello and piano

Falling (2012) Amy Williams
Brigid's Flame (2009) Amy Williams
for piano

Intimate Lines (1997) on poems of Walt Whitman Roger Zahab
for tenor and violin

the young person's guide to convergence (2015/rev. 2020) Roger Zahab
for violin and cello

free admission

Bellefield Hall Auditorium

October 22, 2022
Zelienople, night and starlight, and Signs of Life performed in Squirrel Hill

Zelienople, night and starlight, and Signs of Life, Edgewood Symphony, Walter Morales cond.
at 7:30 pm

Katz Performing Arts Center - JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

October 12, 2022
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab conducting

Gilda Lyons - La Novia de Tola (2013)
Camille Saint-Saens - Third Concerto for Violin
Gustav Mahler - Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony no. 40 in g minor, K 550

Matthew Alford, Violin
Roger Zahab, Conductor
at 8 pm EST

to attend in person at Bellefield Hall Auditorium or watch the live-stream on YouTube

August 4, 2022
exempli gratia premiered

Roger's work for solo violin, exempli gratia, was premiered by the composer on the
VCFA Composer/Improviser/Performer Showcase

Vermont College of Fine Arts
College Hall Gallery
Montpelier, VT

July 7, 2022
Concert of Ukrainian Words and Music

A celebration of Ukrainian language and music, featuring faculty and students of Pitt's Summer Language Institute and Department of Music with special guest, musician and folklorist Jurij Fedynsky. Streamed LIVE from Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus.

live stream link on YouTube

June 24, 2022
Carla Kihlstedt - Twenty-Six Little Deaths

Carla Kihlstedt, voice/violin
Present Music
Roger Zahab, guest conductor

Jan Serr Studio
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2155 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

June 23, 2022
Carla Kihlstedt - Twenty-Six Little Deaths

Carla Kihlstedt, voice/violin
Present Music
Roger Zahab, guest conductor

Jan Serr Studio
Peck School of the Arts
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2155 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

April 20, 2022
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Roger Zahab, director, Cullyn D. Murphy, assistant conductor

State Anthem of Ukraine - "Ukraine has not yet perished" -Mykhailo Verbytsky, Arr. Marek Toporovsky

Circular Dancing (1995/2000, 2022 version) - Roger Zahab
first performance of new revised version

Concerto in b minor for solo cello and orchestra, op. 104 (1895)-Antonin Dvorak
I. Allegro
Alicia Loui, solo cello

Black On White (2005) - Alastair Stout
Roger Zahab, conductor

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (1869/70) - Pyotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Cullyn D. Murphy, conductor

livestream on YouTube

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh

April 11, 2022
University of Pittsburgh Music Department presents Music performance showcase

program -
Suite Morceaux Benjamin Godard
Annika Froese, flute
Jiayin Yang, piano

Hoert doch der sanften Floeten Chor JS Bach

Avery Bazell, Lily Carley, Annika Froese, flutes
Jiayin Yang, piano
Barbara Hois, piccolo+


Flutes in the Garden Gary Schocker
1. Madonna Lilies
2. Ants/Peonies

Avery Bazell, Lily Carley, Annika Froese, flutes

It Never Was You - from Knickerbocker Holiday Kurt Weill - music
Maxwell Anderson - lyrics
Samyuktha Arunkumar, voice
Robert Frankenberry, piano*

Sonata in C Major, TWV 41:C2 G P Telemann
Cantabile
Vivace

Leanna Chae, flute
Lydia Freethy, piano


Grand Polonaise, Op. 16 (abbreviated) Theobald Boehm

Connor Mahaney, flute
Lydia Freethy, piano

Sonata I in b minor, TWV 40:105 Georg Philipp Telemann

Alex Preble & Roger Zahab+, violins


Duettino Eugene Bozza

Anna Gershenson & Linda Fisher+, bassoons

Intermezzo Concertant Trio Heinrich Romberg

Runa Shuda, flute
Virginia Yu, violin
Rebekah Colacot, cello



Nocturne in E flat Major , op. 9, no. 2 Frederic Chopin

Lydia Freethy, piano


Summer Music Samuel Barber

Karinna Martin, flute
Ellie Mountz,oboe
Claire Cheng, clarinet
Niobe Tsoutsouris, French horn
Linda Fisher, bassoon+


+faculty artist
* guest artist

University of Pittsburgh
Monday at 8 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

April 9, 2022
9/10: Love Before the Fall by Daron Hagen

The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University & The New Mercury Collective present the
world premiere staged college production

Music, Libretto, & Direction by Daron Hagen
Maddy Dammann (Lulu)
Cole Dziedzic (Cory)
David Kronenberg (Tony)
Camden McLean (Trina)
Alexis Neal (Orfeo)
Roger Zahab (Charon)
Victoria Zamora (Bibi)

Murray-Green Library, Roosevelt University
2 PM

April 7, 2022
9/10: Love Before the Fall by Daron Hagen

The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University & The New Mercury Collective present the
world premiere staged/filmed production

Music, Libretto, & Direction by Daron Hagen
Cameron Dammann (Orfeo)
Robert Frankenberry (Cory)
Carlos Jaquez Gonzalez (Tony)
Barbara Grecki (Lulu)
CeCe Jude Hastreiter (Bibi)
Gilda Lyons (Trina)
Roger Zahab (Charon)

La Storia Restaurant
1154 Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610

March 19, 2022
Music: Work and Play

with Roger Zahab, violin, and Rob Frankenberry, piano
Play is the work of music.

Builsa Work Song J. H. Kwabena Nketia
Absent Friends
Dagarti Work Song

Pastorale (1942) Germaine Tailleferre
Prelude (1946, rev. 1962) Julia Perry (arr. Roger Zahab)
Nocturne (1947) John Cage

Blue/s Forms (1972) I. Plain Blues Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
(solo violin)

Whitman Fragments (2021) Aaron Wyanski

1. To You
2. Song of Myself
3. Reconciliation
4. A Song of Joys
5. This Compost
6. Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances
7. Lingering Last Drops
8. I Am He that Aches with Love
9. Memories
10. Assurances
11. What am I After All
Robert Frankenberry, voice & Roger Zahab, violin

Hearts and Homes John Blockley, arr. David Mahler

Abundance (2021) David Mahler
Pirt D'nour
Somebody Else's Beer

Study in Polyrhythm no. 3 (2006) Akin Euba

In the moment (2014) Roger Zahab

III. After Pieter Breughel The Elder, Philip Galle, engraver: Prudentia (1559-60)
IV. Hans Sebald Baham: The Prodigal Son returns to his father's home (1540)
V. Giovanni Antonio Canal: Mestre ca. 1744 barcarolla

CLP - Main (Oakland) in the North Wing Music Room, Second Floor
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
Phone: 412-622-3114
Email: info@carnegielibrary.org

February 23, 2022
Roger gives the world premiere of Julia Perry's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Julia Perry's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was written in 1963-1965 and Roger Zahab gives the too long overdue premiere in the University of Pittsburgh's Bellefield Hall Auditorium at 8 pm

JEAN SIBELIUS: Finlandia (1899/1900)
JULIA PERRY: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1963-1965) FIRST PERFORMANCE
Roger Zahab, violin soloist
Cullyn D. Murphy, conductor

INTERMISSION

MAX BRUCH: Romance, op. 85 for solo viola and orchestra
Elyssa Allen, viola soloist
FRANZ SCHUBERT: "Unfinished" Symphony No. 8, D. 759 (1822)
Roger Zahab, conductor

first performance of Julia Perry's Concerto for violin and orchestra