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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
November 3, 2004

Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble Performs Sunday, November 14 at 5 p.m.

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music's Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Schultz, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the Alumni Concert Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus. The ensemble will perform the following music:

  • "Tafelmusik I" (1733), Telemann (1681-1767)
  • "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major," BWV 1042, Bach (1685-1750)
  • "Spring (Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major)," from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi (1675-1741)
  • "Autumn (Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in F Major)," from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
  • "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor," BWV 1041, Bach

Since its debut in the spring of 2003, Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble has performed on the Carnegie Mellon campus and at Carnegie Music Hall, opening for the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert Series. The ensemble is dedicated to the playing of 18th-century music on modern instruments while remaining true to the concepts of historically informed performance.

Members of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble include students:

  • Violins: Kathryn Hatmaker, Saskia Guitjens, Andrea Springer, Anne Jackovic, Maria Gazzilo and Yoonju Rho
  • Violas: Suzanne Evans and Julia Lozos
  • Cello: Barney Culver
  • Bass: Edward Paulsen and Michael Balderson
  • Flutes: Alison Crossley and Jeong-Hyun Kim
  • Harpsichord: Whitney Gardner, Meng-Hua Lin and Isaac Lau

The Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble is conducted by Stephen Schultz, artist lecturer in music history at the School of Music. He is principal and solo flutist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and performs with other leading early music groups such as Chatham Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Trinity Consort and Musica Angelica. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe and North America with featured appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York; Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; Tage Alter Musik Festival, Regensburg; Berkeley Early Music Festival; Monadnock Music; J. Paul Getty Museum Summer Series; San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival; San Jose Chamber Music Society; and the Nakamichi Early Music Festival. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Holland, Schultz also holds degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the California State University of San Francisco.

For more information contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.


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