2017 Events

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

2016 Events

December 7, 2016
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab, director

Roger will conduct the first performance of a new work by Federico Garcia de Castro, the Ravel Concerto in G with pianist Christian Clark, and Brahms' Third Symphony. 8 pm, free admission

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

November 28, 2016
Music Monday - music by and for a diverse people

Roger lends violin noises in first performances of music by Nicholas Grieneisen (Short piece for tabla and string quartet) and Thomas Scheurich (Seven Songs on Being Stuck and Starting Over, sung by Robert Frankenberry) with older music for winds by Franz Josef Haydn, Alessandro Scarlatti, Georg Philipp Telemann and Samuel Barber (Summer Music).

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus
free admission

November 1, 2016
suspicion of nakedness with Lindsey Goodman at WVU

in addition to my solo Lindsey will perform works by Randy Woolf, Linda Kernohan, Tony Zilincik, Elainie Lillios, Jeff Nytch and Judith Shatin.
Sponsored by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Free admission, at 8 pm

Bloch Learning and Performance Hall
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

October 5, 2016
entelechron symphonies first performance

Roger will direct the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of his entelechron symphonies, written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the orchestra. Also on the program: Saint Saens' Concerto in a minor, op. 33 with cellist Eric Cyphers, and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. 8 pm, free admission.

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus

August 31, 2016
suspicion of nakedness with Lindsey Goodman

The stunning flutist Lindsey Goodman will perform Roger's suspicion of nakedness at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 31st. The free concert includes works by Linda Kernohan, Jeff Nytch, Judith Shatin, Randy Woolf and Tony Zilincik.

Huntington Recital Hall
Capital University
Bexley, Ohio

July 31, 2016
not later at Music from Salem

Roger's piano trio not later will be performed by violinist Sarah Kim, cellist David Russell and pianist Judith Gordon on a wonderfully varied program
in Hubbard Hall at 4 pm:

John Kennedy "The Winged Energy of Delight" for toy piano
Federico Mompou from Musica Calada for toy piano
Roger Zahab "not later"
Heitor Villa-Lobos Duo for violin and viola, W 463
Erich Korngold Piano Quintet, opus 15
Audience Choice! Antonin Dvorak Quintet no.2 in A major, opus 81 for piano and strings
Saul Bitran and Sarah Kim, violins; Lila Brown, viola; David Russell, cello; Judith Gordon, piano and toy piano

admission "pay what you can"

Hubbard Hall
Music from Salem
25 East Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816
518.232.2347

July 24, 2016
Penthouse Suite

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh presents Zahab's Penthouse Suite as part of its Nightcaps series. Rob Handel provided libretti for composers Gilda Lyons, Eric Moe, Alberto Garcia Demestres, Daron Hagen and Roger Zahab. For more information visit: http://otsummerfest.org/summerfest-2016/night-caps

6:30 pm
Willis Room at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside

July 21, 2016
Penthouse Suite

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh presents Zahab's Penthouse Suite as part of its Nightcaps series. Rob Handel provided libretti for composers Gilda Lyons, Eric Moe, Alberto Garcia Demestres, Daron Hagen and Roger Zahab. For more information visit: http://otsummerfest.org/summerfest-2016/night-caps

7:30 pm
Willis Room at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside

June 2, 2016
Chris and evergreen with violinists Jennifer Sternick and Roger Zahab

Kamraton Presents:
Up To The Minute
Contemporary Chamber Works by Pittsburgh Composers
8 pm $10/8

First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
531 North Neville Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

May 1, 2016
summer phrases and spell against sadness with Nathalie Shaw

summer phrases and spell against sadness are given their Paris premieres by violinist Nathalie Shaw

venue TBA
Paris, France

March 26, 2016
New Music for strings - Roger Zahab and friends

short works by Eve Beglarian, Chester Biscardi, Michael Boyd, John Cage, Daniel Gilliam, David Mahler, Peter Maxwell Davies, Thomas Scheurich, David Stock, Kela Parker, and Roger Zahab
performed by Jennifer Sternick - violin, Thomas Scheurich - viola, Eric Gratta - cello, Roger Zahab - violin, and Michael Boyd - electronics

Saturday at 3 pm
Chatham University
James Laughlin Music Center
Welker/Founder's room

March 23, 2016
George Pope takes some measures for living

Faculty Recital by
George Pope, flute
Rei Sakurai, piano
assisted by Sean Gabriel, flute

Music by Bach, Zahab, Gannon, Widor and Berlin
Wednesday at 7pm

Gamble Auditorium
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
Berea, Ohio
Free and Open to the Public

March 21, 2016
Roger and Thomas Scheurich perform Dennis Riley's Winter Music

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music presents
Music Monday at 8 pm

Mrs Linklater's Tune - Peter Maxwell Davies
offered in memory of the composer
Roger Zahab, violin
Sonata III [from the Manchester Sonatas, RV 757] - Antonio Vivaldi
Jack DeLucia, violin & Roger Zahab, piano

Trio for Piano, Cello and Clarinet, Op. 114 - Johannes Brahms
Zaffiro Trio
Tina Faigen, piano
Mary Beth Malek, clarinet
Paula Tuttle, cello

Winter Music (1981) - Dennis Riley
Thomas Scheurich, viola & Roger Zahab, violin

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh Oakland Campus
free admission

March 20, 2016
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Chatham University

Shostakovich Eighth Quartet, op. 110 (1960) (R Zahab, Kristie Budihardjo, Sarah Albani, Eric Gratta)
David Mahler: After the Traveler (Sounding a Place to Stay) (2014/15)
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings in C, op 48
Roger Zahab conducts

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3 pm
Campbell Memorial Chapel
Chatham University
Pittsburgh PA

March 20, 2016
Ion Sound Project in some measures for living

IonSound Project
Sunday at 7 p.m.
Featuring music by Zahab, Jeremy Beck, Daron Hagen, Mompou, Szymanowski and Oriana Webb

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Tickets are available at the door. General Admission is $15;
student and senior admission is $10

March 19, 2016
Angelic Consort appears in Squirrel Hill

Roger's Angelic Consort will be performed by violist Hannah Levinson and the Edgewood Symphony, Walter Morales, music director
on Saturday at 7:30 PM

Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
5738 Darlington Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

March 2, 2016
Music of Berlioz, Andrew Kohn, Philip Thompson and Mary Lou Williams

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Roger Zahab, director
Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, op 9
Andrew Kohn: Finney's Birthplace - for solo trombone and orchestra
Kevin McManus, trombone
Philip Thompson: Finney's Prayer for double bass and orchestra. Andrew Kohn, bass, Jeff Weston, conductor
Mary Lou Williams: Zodiac Suite with Geri Allen, piano; James Johnson III, drums; Ryan McMasters, bass, Roger Zahab, conductor

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

February 27, 2016
Music of George Lewis

Music on the Edge, Pitt Jazz Studies, and the Warhol present
Chamber Music of George Lewis
Roger conducts Thistledown and Merce and Baby

The Andy Warhol Museum
8 pm

February 21, 2016
Tanya Maggi in that music always round me

premiere performance
Waltzing for Dreamers
Classic SMAC Matinee at 2 pm
http://stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/Waltzings-for-Dreamers-Series.html

Stone Mountain Arts Center
Brownfield, Maine

February 12, 2016
winterspring given Pittsburgh premiere by Jennifer Sternick

Kamraton presents Winter Landscapes
7:30 pm

The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15224

January 29, 2016
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Roger Zahab

The University of Pittsburgh presents
A Christmas Carol
by
Charles Dickens and Roger Zahab
as part of
The Year of the Humanities in the University-Being Human

Two performances will be given on
Thursday, January 28th, and Friday January 29th at 10 pm
in support of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus

January 28, 2016
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Roger Zahab

The University of Pittsburgh presents
A Christmas Carol
by
Charles Dickens and Roger Zahab
as part of
The Year of the Humanities in the University-Being Human

Two performances will be given on
Thursday, January 28th, and Friday January 29th at 10 pm
in support of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Heinz Memorial Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus

January 11, 2016
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music presents: Music Monday

Richard Rodney Bennett: Sonata No. 2 for solo violin

Richard Rodney Bennett: Three Duets for two violas

Roger Zahab: A Seth and Missa Sort of Walk
Thomas Scheurich, viola & Roger Zahab, viola/violin

Roger Zahab: Chris and evergreen
Jennifer Sternick & Roger Zahab, violins

Ludwig van Beethoven : Trio for piano, clarinet and cello, op. 11
Tina Faigen, piano
Mary Beth Malek, clarinet
Paula Tuttle, cello

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