2018 Events

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

2017 Events

December 6, 2017
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Roger Zahab, director

Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzona X (1597) for brass
David Stock - Triflumena (1978)
Daron Hagen - Music from "Shining Brow" for brass quintet
Lou Harrison - Suite for Symphonic Strings
Luidwig van Beethoven - Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1812)

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
Oakland campus

November 5, 2017
Town and Country - present history

The 26th Tiffany Concert Season presents
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strings:
W.A.Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in c minor, K. 546
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for string orchestra (1946) conducted by Devon Tipp
Bradley Turner: A Shameless Ploy to Get You to Love Me (2017) (premiere) for violin and cello
R. Rikki Bell: Coal River Mountain - an aerial view for string quartet (2016)
Eric Gratta: Night Out East for string quartet (2014)
Roger Zahab and DJ Hinton violins
Sarah Albani, viola
Eric Gratta, cello

Roger Zahab: night and starlight (1998)
Antonin Dvorak: Serenade in E major, op. 22
I. Moderato - II. Tempo di Valse
conducted by Roger Zahab

Ticket Pricing: General $15; Senior $10; Students $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please call 412-323-1070 for information
Sponsored by the Allegheny Historic Preservation Society, Inc.

Historic Calvary United Methodist Church Located in Allegheny West, North Side 971 Beech and Allegheny Aves.
Pittsburgh

October 11, 2017
Homecoming 2017 featuring Guy Klucevsek, composer and accordionist

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Roger Zahab, Director
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Guy Klucevsek: Wave Hill, Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse, Largo: Variations and Theme (Dvorak-Klucevsek), Stolen Memories, Ratatatatouille
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

October 5, 2017
Introductory notes for a display of avian finery in Arizona

David Russell performs Introductory notes for a display of avian finery in his recital Solitary Adventures for solo cello along with work by Lee Hyla, Jonathan Harvey, Samuel Nichols, Judith Weir, Andrew Rindfleisch, Tamar Diesendruck and Luciano Berio at 5 pm

Arizona State University School of Music
Katrin Concert Hall
Tempe, Arizona

September 25, 2017
tapping points for snare drum premiered by Matt Dudack

The Noble Snare - 25 Years #4 concert
Matt Dudack gives the first performance of Roger's tapping points.
Finale concert :"Single Stroke Roll Meditation"
Volume 4 Concert
A Minute of News, by Eugene Novotney - Ben Toth
2 for 1, by Ralph Shapey - Rob Falvo
* Isoceles, by Christopher Burns - Trevor Saint
LO, by Gustavo Aguilar - Gustavo Aguilar
* Tapping Points, by Roger Zahab - Matthew Dudack
Scrape Rim Skin, by Salvatore Martian - Bob McCormick
Scraps of Echos, by John Welsh - Kay Stonefelt
Basic 10, by Robert Ashley - Bill Sallak
Rapeo, by William Ortiz - Jude Traxler
The Single Stroke Roll Meditation, by Pauline Oliveros
* World premiere

7:30-9pm
Guzzetta Recital Hall
University of Akron, Ohio
Contact Info:
330-972-8301
concerts@uakron.edu


September 9, 2017
returning to heights unseen - Lindsey Goodman, flute, launches her indiegogo campaign

performance of some of the newly commissioned works for flute from Lindsey's upcoming album:
Roger Dannenberg: Separation Logic
Roger Zahab: suspicion of nakedness
Evan Williams: if/else
David Stock: A Wedding Prayer
Judith Shatin: For the Fallen
Elaine Lillios: Sleep's Undulating Tide

To donate towards the release of the album:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/returning-to-heights-unseen#/

PearlArts Studios
201 North Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh
7:00 - 9:00pm

June 2, 2017
Delgani String Quartet performs Venus transported in New York City

Delgani String Quartet performs Lou Harrison's String Quartet Set, Roger Zahab's Venus transported, Damon Honeycutt's Children of the Final Sun, Fred Glesser's Apophis, Nick Grieneisen's Short piece for string quartet and tabla and R. Rikki Bell's Coal River Mountain-An Aerial View
Concert at 8 pm,
suggested donation: $20 general, $10 students

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

April 19, 2017
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab, director

Roger conducts works by Gilda Lyons and Hector Berlioz (Symphonie Fantastique) 8 pm, free admission

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

April 1, 2017
Quartetto di Venezia performs Zahab string quartets

Music on the Edge presents Quartetto di Venezia in a program of works by Curt Cacioppo, Kendall Kennison, Robert Maggio, and Roger Zahab: ...and stars will appear, Venus transported and fierce boys with stilettos.

Andy Warhol Museum
Tickets in advance: $15/10
at the door: $20/15
Web site: music.pitt.edu or call 412-624-4125

March 28, 2017
Quartetto di Venezia performs Zahab string quartet at West Chester University

Quartetto di Venezia celebrate their 32nd anniversary with performances of new American music by: Curt Cacioppo, Kendall Kennison, Robert Maggio, and Roger Zahab ( ...and stars will appear, Venus transported and fierce boys with stilettos.) at 8:15 pm

West Chester University
Ware Family Recital Hall

March 27, 2017
Quartetto di Venezia gives NYC premieres of Zahab string quartets

Prism Projects presents Quartetto di Venezia in a program of works by Curt Cacioppo, Kendall Kennison, Robert Maggio, and Roger Zahab: ...and stars will appear, Venus transported and fierce boys with stilettos.

at 8 pm
suggested donation $20/15 for students and seniors

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

March 26, 2017
Circular Dancing with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic at 3 pm

Eric Benjamin conducts the Tuscarawas Philharmonic in Roger Zahab's Circular Dancing, Copland's Our Town, Purcell's Chacony. Mary Bontrager performs Tomaso Vitali's Chaconne, and the Philharmonic Chorus and Soloists and Malone University Chamber Chorus join in for Bach's Cantata #78 - Jesu du der mine Seele and Leondard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

Performing Arts Center
Kent State Tuscarawas campus
330 University Dr. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

March 26, 2017
Quartetto di Venezia performs Zahab string quartets at Haverford College (near Philadelphia)

Quartetto di Venezia celebrate their 32nd anniversary with performances of new American music by: Curt Cacioppo, Kendall Kennison, Robert Maggio, and Roger Zahab ( ...and stars will appear, Venus transported and fierce boys with stilettos.) Performance at 3 pm.

Haverford College
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium.
Admission prices are $20 (Gen), $15 (Sr), $10 (Stu), $5 (7-17), Tri-college community (free). For more information: 610-896-1011.

March 23, 2017
Quartetto di Venezia performs Zahab string quartets

Quartetto di Venezia in a program of works by Curt Cacioppo, Kendall Kennison, Robert Maggio, and Roger Zahab: ...and stars will appear, Venus transported and fierce boys with stilettos. at 8 pm. Concert is free and open to the public

Goucher College
Merrick Lecture Hall 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21286, USA

website: http://www.goucher.edu/music

February 22, 2017
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab, director

Roger will conduct a new work by Nicholas Grieneisen, and two works by Sergei Prokofiev - the "Classical" Symphony and the Second Piano Concerto with Harry Jamison as soloist. 8 pm, free admission.

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

January 29, 2017
A Social Engagement with music by J.S.Bach and six Americans | Roger Zahab, violin

Sunday at 3 pm
This program is built around Bach's Partita in b minor for solo violin - a set of four dances with division-type variations - and music by American composers which reflect a stunning array of concerns and points of view.

(in alphabetical order)
J. S. Bach - Partita I in b minor BWV 1002 (ca. 1720)
Linda Kernohan - With the Angels - in memoriam Tyler Clementi (2016)
David Mahler - Maxfield's Reel (1983)
Ursula Mamlok - From My Garden (1983)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson - Blue/s Forms (1972)
Christian Wolff - Bread and Roses (1976)
Roger Zahab - spell against sadness (2015), teleport 7.3 (2001), winterspring (2012)

Heinz Memorial Chapel
university of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

January 22, 2017
Schubert's String Quintet in C major

Sunday at 3 pm
Franz Schubert: Quintet in C major for strings, D.956 - op. post. 163, 1828
Roger Zahab and Jennifer Sternick, violins
Sarah Albani, viola
Stefan Poost and David Skrovanek, cellos

Schubert's String Quintet in C major, one of the greatest and most far reaching works in music, will be performed by a group of friends who connected at Pitt and who continue to explore together.

Heinz Memorial Chapel
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus