Midday Artist Series - Fall, 2014

Shea Center for the Performing Arts
Thursdays at 12:30 P.M.

September 11 - THE COLUMBIA BAND

Columbia Band
Featuring Dr. Tim Newman, with William Paterson students and alumni who spent two weeks touring and teaching in Colombia in June 2014, sponsored and invited by the Centro Colombo Americano in Medellin, Colombia.

September 25 - PAYTON MACDONALD, percussion

Payton MacDonald
Payton MacDonald performs his own music and a new piece written for him by Indian University composer Don Freund. MacDonald's music involves electronics and improvisation. Freund's innovative piece is based on African mbira playing and utilizes a variety of special, home-made mallets.

October 2 - FREDERICK KATZENBERG, oboe & GARY KLEIN, piano

Mr. Katzenberg is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, where he studied oboe with Lois Wann. Earlier, he studied with Dale Hunter at McGill University, and Lucien Debray of the Paris Opera, at l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Today's program is scheduled to include works by Robert Schumann, J. S. Bach and Manuel de Falla.


Gabriel Ensemble
The Gabriel Chamber Ensemble from Pennsylvania, celebrating its 25th Anniversary will be joined by violinist Barbara Jaffe and William Paterson University alumnus and Ramapo College faculty member Itay Goren to perform Debussy's sensuous string quartet and César Franck's tumultuous Piano Quintet.

October 14 - UPTOWN FLUTES

Uptown Flutes
Artists International Award-winning, dynamic, acclaimed virtuoso ensemble UpTown Flutes presents an ever-changing repertoire of music that is evocative, enchanting, always appealing, and makes full use of the rich tone colors of the flute family: piccolo, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute.

October 16 - JAZZ CONCERT

October 23 - STEPHEN KOPP, pianist

Stephen Kopp

Prize-winning pianist Stephen Kopp will present great works by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff (Sonata No. 2 in G Minor). Mr. Kopp is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music Professional Studies program and holds prizes from the Pinault International Piano Competition and the New York Artists International Piano Competition.


"Estampes" – images and sounds

Spanish pianist, Mario Prisuelos, presents a unique listening experience inspired by Claude Debussy's Estampes. More "images" are revealed in György Ligeti's Musica Ricercata and El amor y la muerte by Enrique Granados. Mr. Prisuelos will host a piano master class at 2:00 pm.