Midday Artist Series

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

FALL 2010

Uptown Flutes

September 23 UPTOWN FLUTES

UpTown Flutes—a dynamic flute ensemble encompassing the full symphonic range of the flute family, including piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes—plays a program of contemporary music, featuring captivating works by Nancy Galbraith, Peter Schickele, and a stunning composition for piano and flute ensemble by Catherine McMichael.



This year we are celebrating the 200 anniversary of th Robert Schumann’s birth. The music of the great romantic composer will be heard in two exceptional concerts dedicated to his solo and chamber music.

Gary KirkpatrickSeptember 30 CONCERT I

Pianist GARY KIRKPATRICK performs the Carnaval and will be joined by violinist Laura Hamilton, violist Ann Roggen and cellist Lanny Paykin in an exhilarating rendition of the Piano Quartet, Op. 47.

October 7 CONCERT II

Itay GorenWith this concert the celebration of Robert Schumann continues! Pianist ITAY GOREN, violinist Dimitri Hadjipetkov and cellist Suji Kim will perform the dark and passionate d minor Piano Trio, the sweepingly emotional 1st Violin Sonata and the euphoric Toccata for piano.

Jazz KnightsOctober 14 WEST POINT JAZZ KNIGHTS

Frank PaveseOctober 21 BARBER CELEBRATION

"He is a lyric poet . . . aloof from the swirling currents in which many of his colleagues are immersed." These evocative words introduce us to a most remarkable figure in American music—Samuel Barber. Internationally known pianist FRANK PAVESE brings to life a wide range of Barber's music in a centenary celebration of his birth.