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Music in Practice and Performance

Dedicated to the teaching and performing of Mary Moser and Jonathan Moser. You will find explanations of teaching concepts, lists and pictures of common supplies needed for lessons, pictures and praise of exemplary student accomplishments. You will also find audio and video of performances, upcoming events, and studio information and directions.

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All That Jazz with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

All That Jazz with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Brubeck is one of few names in the jazz world that instantly evokes a special sound or tune in your ear.  With an unmatched musical heritage, The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will draw on their famous father’s songbook with hits such as Take Five and Blue Rondo á la Turk as well as a special selection of your favorite jazz standards.  

This concert is co-presented by JazzErie.

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A Visit to Eastern Europe
Oct
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Visit to Eastern Europe

Dvorak Violin Concerto – soloist Jonathan R Moser and guest conductor Dr. David Tedford Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36

These two pieces share a deep connection with their respective countries because they both close with exceptional developments of folk music. Tchaikovsky wrote that this symphony begins with the sound of Fate, and drew parallels with Beethoven’s 5th symphony. Dvorak was responding to the commission of violinist, Joachim in the composition of his violin concerto. Yet both of these works transcend the mundane and are exemplary in pushing the boundaries of form to express the passion each composer was experiencing at the time. Come hear this evening of passionate and expressive music. Especially meaningful for faculty soloist, Jonathan Moser, is the inclusion of guest conductor Dr. David Tedford. Dr. Tedford is a former student of Mr. Moser’s and has invited Mr. Moser to perform the Dvorak with the Bloomsburg Symphony orchestra in April, 2018.

Walker Recital Hall
Sunday, October 29 at 4 pm.

Ticket Information:
General admission $5; Mercyhurst students, Faculty and 12 and under $2

For more information. jmoser@mercyhurst.edu 814-824-3091

 

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Zarathustra Speaks
Nov
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Zarathustra Speaks

Pärt Fratres

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

An evening of musical drama opens with Estonian Arvo Pärt’s Fratres.  Set for strings, claves, and a single bass drum, Fratres emerges as a striking example of how rich and spiritual music can evolve out of humble ingredients.  Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, a Tchaikovsky Competition winner, makes his Erie Philharmonic debut with Shostakovich’s searing Cello Concerto No. 1.  The concert closes with Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. With a rumble of an organ and a triumphant blast of the brass, this famous tone poem will be instantly recognized, most notably from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Beethoven's Triple
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Beethoven's Triple

Barber Overture from School for Scandal

Beethoven Triple Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Three brilliant B’s!  Samuel Barber’s Overture from The School for Scandal is inspired by the witty banter and chatter of Sheridan’s play.  It soars with remarkable melodies and fanciful flights of musical whimsy.  Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is a compositional tour de force, deftly integrating the sound of three solo instruments into a concerto perfectly suited to an opening night celebration. Erie favorite violinist Elena Urioste returns with two of her favorite collaborative partners, pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis.  The concert closes with Brahms’ First Symphony, a brilliant combination of technical mastery coupled with depth of thought and emotion in one triumphant symphony.

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