Midday Artists Series - Spring, 2014

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

January 23
Jazz Concert: Chris Pattishall, Piano and his Trio

January 30
Jazz Concert: Scott Neumann's "Neu 3"

Scott Neumann

Michael Blake, saxophone; Mark Helias, bass; Scott Neumann, drums

February 6
Encounter with Elizabeth T. Walker and "The World Of Henry Orient"

Elizabeth Walker

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 cult classic "The World of Henry Orient" and actress Elizabeth T. Walker. The New Yorker recently called it "One of the most enduringly funny and moving American movies ever made" and said of the performance of its bright new star - "this young actress had reserves of emotional understanding that could put her among the greats of film acting". Join the legendary Elizabeth Walker for recollections of the making of the film and her world since then. Pianist Frank Pavese serves as host and offers musical interludes showcasing the music of Elmer Bernstein , composer of the delightful film score.

February 13
Frederick Katzenberg, oboe and Gary Klein, piano


Mr. Katzenberger 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.

February 27
Joe Kimura, cello - Gary Kirkpatrick, piano

Joe KimuraGary Kirkpatrick

Cellist Joseph Kimura is a past member of the Laurentian String Quartet and a member of the Festival Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Riverside Symphony and Amici of New York. Joe holds Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and an orchestral training certificate from the National Orchestral Association. He teaches at Summertrios and the Greenwood Junior Music Camp and has been on the music faculty of William Paterson University since 2011. Today's concert features works by Beethoven and Shostakovkitch.

March 13 Composer in Residence Concert - WPU Composers, 2nd Edition

Music by: John Ferrari, Peter Jarvis, Jeffrey Kresky, John Link, Tho Metz, Kevin Norton and Travis Salim

April 1 (Tuesday)
Cross Cultural Arts Festival: South Asia presents
An Evening of Indian Classical Dance

Indian Classical Dance

From across India, the various forms of classical dance reflect religious, ethnic and cultural traditions. This spectacular performance, curated and produced by Sridir Shanmugam, who worked with the legendary dancer Chandralekha, brings the color, beauty and complexity of India to the Shea Center.

April 10
Hindemithon 12th Anniversary Celebration


The Hindemithon celebrates its 12th anniversary with special featured guest artists from Virginia Tech, trumpeter Jason Crafton and clarinetist Phillip O. Paglialonga who will perform Hindemith's Sonatas and Three Pieces for Five Instruments. Also on the program is Phantasiestück op. 8/2 performed by cellist Joseph Kimura and pianist Frank Pavese (founder and Director of the Festival) who also performs In Einer Nacht (Dreams and Experiences) 14 short pieces, Op. 15. Following the Midday, The Virginia Tech faculty will offer master classes to WPUNJ brass and woodwind students and also perform on the Gala Evening Concert at 7:30pm.