(June 18 - 23, 2018)
On its 6th edition, the Festival brings together some of the finest musicians in the Four-State area. Chamber music is a unique form of art that has been referred to as "the music of friends." With major support from Pittsburg State University, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, the PSU Music Department, the Colonial Fox Theater, the Treble Clef Club, generous donors, and professional artists in the area, the 2018 edition promises to keep the highest level of performances to which our demanding audience is used to.
Monday, June 18
The Raleigh Ringers
Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
The Treble Clef Club of Pittsburg and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts presents the world renowned handbell choir, The Raleigh Ringers. An internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock 'n' roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has performed in 39 US States and the District of Columbia, in several cities in France, in Canada, live on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” radio show, and on the “Hour of Power” at the Crystal Cathedral in California.
Tuesday, June 19
Summer Wind Band
Free of Charge
Bicknell Family Center for the Arts (Front Lawn)
The Summer Wind Band is made up of Pitt State students, faculty, alumni, staff, and community members. Under the direction of PSU Director of Bands, Dr. Andrew Chybowski. Becoming now a summer tradition, the group was the result of a collective interest in continuing to perform over the summer months. Attracting musicians from the Four-State area, the ensemble has a reputation for programming entertaining band literature. The performance is a free outdoor concert in front of the beautiful Bicknell Center.
Wednesday, June 20
Summer Kicks Jazz Band
Directed by PSU trombone professor, the Summer Kicks Jazz Band is a well-kept summer tradition having performed almost every summer. It attracts PSU students, faculty, alumni, and community. Come out on a beautiful evening and enjoy some jazz under the stars.
Thursday, June 21
Kaleidoscope of Styles
Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall
PSU faculty, students, and community members come together to form different types of ensembles from duos, trios, quartets, quintet etc.
Friday, June 22
The Eight Seasons
Performed by Violinist Raul Munguia
& The Festival Chamber Players
PSU Violin Professor, Dr. Raul Munguia, will be joined by the Festival Chamber Players. This concert contrasts Antonio Vivaldi's timeless Four Seasons with Astor Piazzolla's tango-inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Combining Vivaldi & Piazzolla together like this underlines the meteorological and cultural differences between Mediterranean Europe and the warm heart of South America. To have them performed side by side creates a fascinating and interesting program of similarities and contrasts.
Reception to follow!
Saturday, June 23
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
Colonial Fox Theater
407 N Broadway ST
Admission $25 http://www.colonialfox.org/index.htm
PSU & the Colonial Fox Foundation team up for the Finale of the 2018 Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival. Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues out of the smoky caverns of Big John's & Pepper's Lounge and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond. Corky reaches across the globe from different sides of the musical landscape, dissolving the walls between genre and people to take us to places we have never been before.
For more information please contact Dr. Raúl Munguía, Festival Manager at 620-235-4472 or email at email@example.com