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Eric C. Sloss

For immediate release:
September 18, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Presents Their First Concert of the 2003 - 2004 Season

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University School of Music presents the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in their first concert of the 2003 - 2004 season 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, at Carnegie Music Hall located at 4400 Forbes Avenue. The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven's "Egmont Overture," Franz Schubert's elegant and elegiac "Unfinished Symphony" — "Symphony No. 8," Frank Martin's "Ballade for Flute," and Bela Bartok's exciting suite titled "The Miraculous Mandarin Suite," written as a ballet. Carnegie Mellon Concerto Competition winner, Beth McCafferty, will be the flute soloist, and Juan Pablo Izquierdo will be conducting. Tickets are $10 and free for students with a valid student ID.

McCafferty received a master's degree in flute performance from Carnegie Mellon and holds a bachelor of music degree from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. McCafferty participated in the Aspen and Bowdoin Music Festivals, Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the Music Academy of the West. She has been a winner of competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association and the Pittsburgh Concert Artists. This fall, McCafferty is serving as guest principal flute with São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra for select concerts and a European tour.

Izquierdo has performed with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, New York, the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., and Symphony Hall, Boston, and has made recordings with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic on the Mode and the New Albion labels. Izquierdo has an international career conducting the major orchestras in Europe and South America, including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and those in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, Madrid, Paris and Brussels. In the Middle East, Izquierdo has conducted the Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Chamber Orchestra and was music director of the Testimonium Israel Festival in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv from 1974 until 1985. In 1976 he was awarded the National Music Prize by the Israel Ministry of Culture. He has also conducted at the Holland, Paris, Strasbourg, Berlin, Munich and Budapest music festivals, and in 1998 received the National Critics Award in his native Santiago for the second time.

The School of Music is one of five schools in Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music; and its associated centers and programs. For more information on the College of Fine Arts contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or email


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