THE CONCERT SERIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE HUMANITIES PROGRAM

SPRING 2003: The Quartetto di Venezia and Paul Orgel (piano)

Works by Curt Cacioppo, Verdi, Mozart

April 8, 2003 (McCarthy Recital Hall, Saint Michael's College)

 

SPRING 2001 (Sponsored by the Humanities Program at Saint Michael's College;
Concerts and pre-concert lectures integrated into Humanities 102/Modern Civilization syllabus)
Note:  Dr. Orgel will present pre-concert lectures (open to the public also) on Jan. 24 and April 4, 6 pm, Saint Edmund's Hall, 113

January 26, 2001 (Friday, 8 pm, McCarthy Arts Center)
Paul Orgel (piano)
Bach-Busoni (Chorale Prelude:  Ich ruf zu dir)
J. S. Bach (Italian Concerto)
Ferruccio Busoni (Indian Diary, 1915)
Curt Cacioppo (Three Pawnee Preludes, 1981; Ostinato-Fantasia, 'Funkinato', 1998)
Ludwig van Beethoven (Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57, 'Appassionata')

April 11, 2001 (Wednesday, 8 pm, McCarthy Arts Center)
The Chicago String Quartet with guests, Karen Kevra (flute) and Paul Orgel (piano)
Wolfgang A. Mozart (Flute Quartet in D, K. 285)
Bela Bartok (String Quartet #3)
Johannes Brahms (Piano Quintet, Opus 34)

The Artists

Educated at Oberlin College, the Julliard School, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Boston University, Dr. Paul Orgel is a concert soloist and chamber musician who has performed at a variety of  concert halls, including the Kennedy Center (Washington, D. C.) and the San Francisco Conservatory.  He currently teaches on the music faculty at the University of Vermont, and he has served as the artistic director of the Spring concert series at Saint Michael's College for the past three years.  A member of the music faculty at the University of Vermont, during the Spring semester of 2000 Dr. Orgel will be Artist-in-Residence in the Humanities Program at Saint Michael's College.  In the second Spring concert (April 11), Dr. Orgel will be performing with the acclaimed Chicago String Quartet (Joseph Genualdi, Jasmine Lin, violins; Raimi Solomonov, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello) and with the celebrated flautist, Karen Kevra.

Having earned his Ph. D. at the University of Montreal, Dr. William Tortolano (Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus) is a concert organist and former director of the Saint Michael's College Chorale.  A specialist on Gregorian Chant as well as twentieth century music, Dr. Tortolano is the author of several books, including Beginning Studies in Gregorian Chant and The Mass and the 20th Century Composer.  He has also edited numerous editions of music for chorus.

FALL 2000:

October 18 (Wednesday, 12:00, Farrell Room)
Lecture and Presentation on Gregorian Chant
(associated with Humanities 101)
Dr. William Tortolano

October 23 (Monday, 7:30 pm, The Chapel)
Organ Concert (Bach, Couperin, Langlais, among others:  music based on Gregorian Chant)
(associated with Humanities 101)
Dr. William Tortolano, Organist