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THREE FROM SRU MUSIC
FACULTY TO JOIN BUTLER COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OCT.
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Slippery Rock University music faculty Nanette Kaplan
Solomon, Warren Davidson and Paula Tuttle will join the Butler
County Symphony Orchestra Oct. 15 to open the symphony’s 57th
season with a presentation of Beethoven’s “Concerto for
Violin, Cello and Piano in C.”
The 8 p.m.
performance, conducted by Elizabeth Heath-Charles, will be
presented in Butler Intermediate High School.
professor of music at SRU, will be featured on piano; Davidson,
instructor of music, will perform on violin; and Tuttle, instructor
of music, will perform on cello. The seldom-performed work demands
virtuosity and teamwork among the soloists.
will also include a performance of John Adam's minimalist
composition "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and Emmanuel Chabrier's
tribute to Iberia "Espana" offering Spanish rhythms and
Solomon has been on the SRU faculty since 1977, where she teaches
piano, music history, music skills and women in music. An
active performer, she has appeared as a recitalist and soloist with
orchestras and chamber musician. Her research into and
performance of contemporary women composers has garnered her great
recognition, and she has presented lecture-recitals at national and
international conferences. Solomon received her bachelor of
arts and master of music degrees from Yale College. Her doctorate
was awarded by Boston University. She has produced three CD which
have received wide distribution.
Tuttle is a
graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has performed with the
Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra at the Benedum Center since
1987. She has toured the Far East with orchestras and played
solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and the United
States. Tuttle participated in the Spoleto Festival, the
Colorado Music Festival and the Acadamie Franco-Americain. In
addition to teaching cello at SRU, she also serves on the faculties
at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne universities.
conductor of the Slippery Rock Symphony Orchestra and teaches
violin, viola and string classes at SRU. He earned his
bachelor of arts in philosophy and psychology at Duquesne
University and his master of music in theory and composition at the
University of Pittsburgh. He is completing work on a doctorate
degree at West Virginia University. He recently performed with the
Altoona and Westmoreland symphony orchestras.
available at May's Music Shoppe in Butler, Butler County Symphony
Association, 259 S. Main St., Butler. Pre-concert tickets are $15
for adults; $8 students. At-the-door prices are $18, adults; $9
For additional details
call the symphony office at 724-283-1402.
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