Monday, February 20, 2012
News Brief: A Great Day for the School of MusicFeb. 28 is a great day for music in the city of Pittsburgh. That's because the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, by proclamation, will declare next Tuesday "The Carnegie Mellon School of Music Day."
The event, to be held in City Council Chambers at 10 a.m. recognizes the 100th anniversary of the School of Music. The School of Music's Starling Quartet, an honors string quartet founded in 2002, will perform.
The enthusiastic proclamation notes the School's legacy of education and performance. For example in Pittsburgh, some 22 members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are Carnegie Mellon graduates and faculty members, as are members of the Pittsburgh Opera, the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The School's internationally recognized programs in eurhythmics and solfege are also celebrated.
Carnegie Mellon's School of Music Centennial Celebration will feature concerts in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center on March 31 and April 2 in New York at Carnegie Hall. The Pittsburgh concert will be broadcast live by Pittsburgh radio station WQED-FM (89.3).
The events showcase 191 student performers and several illustrious alumni and underscore the historical perspective of the school, the celebration of the accomplishments of the first 100 years, and anticipate future achievements. The proclamation was sponsored by Councilman William Peduto and co-sponsored by Council President Darlene M. Harris and Councilmembers Theresa Kail-Smith, Natalia Rudiak, Bruce A. Kraus, Corey O'Connor, R. Daniel Lavelle, Patrick Dowd, and Rev. Ricky V. Burgess.