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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
November 9, 2005

Carnegie Mellon's Baroque Ensemble To Perform Bach, Corelli and Mozart in a November 20 Concert

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Baroque Ensemble will be in concert at 5 p.m. November 20 in the Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts building on Carnegie Mellon's campus. The ensemble will perform 18th-century work by Bach, Corelli, Mozart and Telemann under the direction of Stephen Schultz, an artist-lecturer in music history at Carnegie Mellon.

"Since its debut in the fall of 2002, Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble has performed on the Carnegie Mellon campus and at Carnegie Music Hall, opening for the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concerts Series," Schultz said. "The ensemble is dedicated to the playing of 18th-century music on modern instruments while remaining true to the concepts of historically informed performance," he said.

The program is as follows:

  • Concerto Grosso, op. 6, no. 2 in F major
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Hajnal Pivnick and Anne Jackovic, violins

  • Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in D minor
    J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
    Meng-hua Lin, piano

  • Concerto for Two Horns and Strings in Eb major
    G. P. Telemann (1681-1761)
    Elizabeth Cox and Mitchell Marcello, horns

  • INTERMISSION

  • Concerto Grosso, op. 5, no. 6 in A major
    Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
    Anne Jackovic and Saskia Guitjens, violins

  • Concerto Grosso, op. 6, no. 4 in D major
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Hajnal Pivnick and Anne Jackovic, violins

  • Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra in A major
    W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
    Anne Jackovic, violin

Schultz, called "among the most flawless artists on the baroque flute" by the San Jose Mercury News and "flute extraordinaire" by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, is principal and solo flutist with the Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra and performs with other leading early music groups such as Chatham Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Trinity Consort and Musica Angelica of Los Angeles. He has appeared 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.

Schultz is the founder of American Baroque and appears on more than 40 recordings for such labels as Dorian, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi USA, New Albion, Amon Ra and Koch International Classics. Schultz has also performed and recorded with world music groups such as D'CuCKOO and Haunted By Waters, using his electronically processed baroque flute to develop alternative sounds that are unique to his instrument.

The 2005-06 academic year represents the centennial anniversary of Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. In the fall of 1905, the first students matriculated in the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Carnegie Technical Schools. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs. The School of Music is one of the nation's most distinguished degree-granting music preparatory programs. For more information about events marking the College of Fine Arts' Centennial, visit www.cmu.edu/cfa/centennial. For more information about the College of Fine Arts, visit www.cmu.edu/cfa or contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

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