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

2021 Events

December 8, 2021
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Roger Zahab, director with Cullyn D. Murphy and Miranda Bartira Sousa, assistant conductors

Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont Overture, op. 84

Julia Perry (arr. Roger Zahab) - Prelude for strings (1946, rev. 1962) - Roger Zahab, conductor

Johannes Brahms - Serenade in A major, op. 16. (1858/59, revised version 1875) (I & II) - Cullyn D. Murphy, conductor

Alberto Nepomuceno - Serie Brasileira (Brazilian Suite) (1891, first performance in the United States) - Miranda Bartira Sousa, conductor

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh

December 6, 2021
first performance of Aaron Wyanski's Whitman Fragments, Eric Gratta's due anime, and a rare appearance of Eric Moe's Tendre noix au torchon

University of Pittsburgh Music Department presents
Music performance showcase
December 6, 2021, Monday at 8 pm

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Duetto in G, BR-WFB B 8/ Fk 61
Robbie Fishel & Roger Zahab, violas


Justin Parker, Elof Loelv & Mikky Ekko - Stay
as sung by Rihanna
Diya Arya, vocalist & Chloe Weiss, piano

Eric Gratta - due anime [un cuore] an apology (2021, first public performance)
Robbie Fishel & Roger Zahab, violas

W.A.Mozart - two Bassett Horn duets, KV 487
Josquin des Prez - Cela sans plus (that without more)
Katrina Rakusan, clarinet
Roger Zahab, viola and piano

W. A. Mozart - Trio in E flat, "Kegelstatt" KV 498 (1786)
Claire Cheng, clarinet; Peter Busscher, piano; Roger Zahab, viola


Harry Warren, Mack Gordon - At Last
Logan Weiss, voice & Robert Frankenberry, piano

Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco - Sonata in d minor, op. 1, no. 2
John Crookson, cello & Roger Zahab, violin

Aaron Wyanski - Whitman Fragments (2021, first performance)
Robert Frankenberry, voice & Roger Zahab, violin

Eric Moe - Tendre Noix au Torchon (2011)
Roger Zahab, violin & Robert Frankenberry, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich - Quartet no. 1, op. 49

Keith Boone - Little Fish, Big Pond

Anna Gorske & Katherine Shiyun Yang, violins
Elyssa Allen, viola; William Han, cello

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh

November 8, 2021
Music performance showcase

Trietto Secondo (1731) G. P. Telemann
Eoin Olswold, flute
Rebekah Colacot, cello
Roger Zahab, violin

Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok
24. Pastorale
32. In Dorian Mode
33. Slow Dance from Volume 2
67. Thirds against a single voice
69. Study in chords from Volume 3
Roger Zahab, piano

remembering (2021 first performance) kei slaughter
Eoin Olswold, flute
Rebekah Colacot, cello
Roger Zahab, piano


That'll show him - from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Stephen Sondheim
Christina Vlachos, vocalist
Robert Frankenberry, piano

States United - Minnesohiota (2021 first performance) David Mahler
Pirt D'nuor
Somebody Else's Beer
Abundance
Roger Zahab, violin
Robert Frankenberry, piano

Goodie Bag Still Woozy
Indiana Adrienne Lenker
Lucas DiBlasi, vocalist, guitar

Believe (from The Polar Express) Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard
Arranged by Sandra Eithun
The First Noel Arranged by Cynthia Dobrinski

Epitaph: behold the upright man (2006, arr. 2020) Roger Zahab
In memory of Steve Sortino, for Roxanne Dillie
dedicated to Ryan Marsden and the University Handbell Ensemble

University Handbell Club - Director: Emily Robertson
Ryan Marsden and Emily Robertson, co-conductors
Ben Adams, Lydia Bailey, Beck Barrett, Lydia Freethy, Kelly Friday, Jesse Kimball,
Abby Kocher, Jackie Koo, Sarah Lindley, Evelyn Markle, Ryan Marsden, Audrey Perrelli,
Emily Robertson, James Wang, Marissa Wycinsky

Trio in G Major Carl Stamitz
Grace Kim, flute
Annika Froese, flute
Rebekah Colacot, cello

Suite No. 2 G. F. Handel
Teegan Barnett, flute
Angela Qiu, violin
Kristian Swann, cello

Nocturne in F, Opus 4, No. 2 R. Boscha,
ed. D. Owens
Connor Mahaney, flute
Sarah Moore, harp


Andante and Rondo, Opus 25 Franz Doppler
Connor Mahaney, flute
Runa Shuda, flute
Virginia Yu, piano

Monday at 8 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

October 27, 2021
suspicion of nakedness - Lindsey Goodman, flute

on her faculty recital at 7:00 PM
program:
Dannenberg Separation Logic
Fielder G.A.T.E. Drills
Zanter Persistence of Memory
Kennedy LXXXIII. Pickerington, OH
Beglarian I Will Not Be Sad In This World
Beal Slovakia
Zahab suspicion of nakedness
Lillios Among Fireflies

Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia

October 25, 2021
University of Pittsburgh Music Department presents Music performance showcase "new" & new music

program

Sonatina No. 60 "Happy Birthday!" Isaac Mastalski
Elyssa Allen & Robbie Fishel, violas


Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok
98. Thumbs Under
99. Hands Crossing from Volume 4
Nicholas Johnbosco, piano


Fantasia VI Orlando Gibbons
(1583-1625)
Miriam Layne & Roger Zahab, violins


Partita in E major, BWV 1006: Gigue J. S. Bach
Katherine Yang, violin

Bond and State (2004 Brooklyn, NY) Roger Zahab
Roger Zahab, violin

Ballad and Dance (1950) Gyorgy Ligeti
Katherine Yang & Roger Zahab, violins

Aftermath (2017) Tom Flaherty
Roger Zahab, violin

Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok

148. Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm 1
153. Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm 5
154. Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm 6
from Volume 6

Eric Moe, piano

Monday at 8 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

October 6, 2021
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in its return to live performance

Roger Zahab, director
Cullyn D. Murphy, assistant conductor
Wednesday at 8 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Harry's Wondrous World (from Harry Potter) John Williams
(arranged by Andrew Levin)

Suite - From Holberg's Time, op. 40 (1884) Edvard Grieg
Cullyn D. Murphy, conducting

Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Bela Bartok
Roger Zahab, conducting

Flock (2020, first performance) Nicholas Grieneisen

livestream

October 4, 2021
University of Pittsburgh Music Department presents Music performance showcase -

Monday at 8 pm

Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok
nos. 1- 4 Four Unison Melodies from Volume 1

Chloe Weiss, piano

Little Suite for Autumn (1979) Peter Schickele
Robbie Fishel, viola & Roger Zahab, violin

Early Work (2012) Jason Belcher
Jason Belcher, piano

Cantilena for viola and piano (2000) Orianna Webb
Roger Zahab, viola & Rob Frankenberry, piano

Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok
37. In Lydian mode
38. Staccato and Legato 1
39. Staccato and Legato Canon
40. In Yugoslav Style
from Volume 2
Cullyn D. Murphy, piano

For Friendship for violin and viola (2019) Judith Weir
Jennifer Sternick, violin & Roger Zahab, viola

Mikrokosmos (1926-1939) Bela Bartok
97. Notturno
100. In Folk Song Style
101. Diminished Fifth
102. Harmonics
from Volume 4
Mark Micchelli, piano

out the picture/the other half for disappearing solo piano (2021) Cullyn D. Murphy
Mark Micchelli, piano

The Wanderer for viola and piano (1960) Akin Euba
(arr. Roger Zahab, 2021)
Roger Zahab, viola & Rob Frankenberry, piano

Susuwatari Devon Osamu Tipp
Devon Osamu Tipp, shakuhachi


Symbology 1 & 3 for any instruments (3 or above) (2005) Nicole Mitchell
Ramin Akhavijou - piano, Jason Belcher - melodica, Mark Micchelli - accordion,
Cullyn D. Murphy - toy piano, and Devon Osamu Tipp - melodica

Bellefield Hall Auditorium

October 3, 2021
suspicion of nakedness - Lindsey Goodman, flute

Lindsey Goodman performing
Deemer The Road From Hana
Zahab suspicion of nakedness
Lillios Sleep's Undulating Tide
during a department-wide presentation
at 7:00 PM

Ohio Northern University
Ada, Ohio

August 4, 2021
Roger's d mo in memory of Diane Moser premiered

COMPOSER/IMPROVISER/PERFORMER SHOWCASE

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 4 pm College Hall Chapel


d mo (first performance) Roger Zahab

Roger Zahab, violin & Robert Frankenberry, piano

along with works by
Greg Brown, Gaea Schell, John Paul Labno, David Krebs, Anthony Carafone, Carla Kihlstedt, Ingrid Laubrock,
Gordon Green, Oscar Suh-Rodriguez, Eric Donnelly, Liss Leigh,Ras Burnett, and Andy Jaffe

College Hall Chapel at 4 pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, Vermont

March 21, 2021
smoldering kiss, barcarolla Teo, and aria Ada in Brooklyn and everywhere

Concerts on the Slope presents performances by violist Liuh-Wen Ting and cellist Ben Larsen of Roger's complete family of duos for the Maggi/Russell gang

livestreamed at 3:00 PM at
concerts on the slope

February 10, 2021
roger's a h for mandolin

a h was given its first performance by the composer on mandolin
in a live streamed Composer/Performer Showcase from Vermont College of Fine Arts

internet

January 30, 2021
transplanted dances

Roger's transplanted dances will be performed at 7:30 pm by the Berks Sinfonietta
along with Barbara White's The Sojer and the Throut and Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet no. 1, "American", op. 96

https://www.berkssinfonietta.org