Program:

  • Three Intermezzi for Piano, op. 117
  • String Sextet no. 1 in B-Flat Major, op. 18
  • Two Rhapsodies for Piano Solo, op. 79
  • String Sextet no. 2 in G Major, op. 36

Concerts will take place at 3 p.m. in the PNC Recital Hall on the first floor of the Mary Pappert School of Music. Join us for a 2:15 p.m. informative talk and complimentary public reception after each performance. A $10 donation is suggested.

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Sextet in the City - Brahms on the Bluff

Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

  • David Allen Wehr, pianist
  • Charles Stegeman and Rachel Stegeman, violinists
  • Don McInnes and Richard O'Neill, violists
  • Anne Martindale Williams and David Premo, cellists

A rare chance to experience both of the luscious Brahms string sextets, played by Charles Stegeman, associate professor of violin and chair of strings at Duquesne University and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera/Ballet Orchestra, Rachel Stegeman, adjunct professor of violin at Duquesne University, Don McInnes, former principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Richard O'Neill, violist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and adjunct professor at Duquesne University, and David Premo, associate principal cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. David Allen Wehr, holder of the newly-established Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University presents some of Brahms most passionate and intimate solo works.

Charles StegemanCharles Stegeman, Chair of Strings at Duquesne University, was for many years the violinist of the Sartory Trio (with David Allen Wehr as pianist). He is currently Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra and artist-in-residence at Azusa College in California. A native of Vancouver, he is a graduate of both the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York City. He has founded numerous music festivals all over the US, and is currently Artistic Director of the Sunflower Chamber Music Festival in Topeka, Kansas.

Rachel StegemanRachel Stegeman, Adjunct Professor of Violin at Duquesne University, Concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony, and holds Associate Concertmaster positions of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has performed with major symphony orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra and on over 1000 commercial recording projects, including classical music, chamber music, jazz, pop, R&B, contemporary jazz, easy listening, rock, heavy metal, live television and award shows, and soundtracks for both television and motion pictures.

Donald McInnesViolist Donald McInnes is one of the most distinguished musicians in the world today. The holder of the William Primrose Chair at the University of Southern California, McInnes is in constant demand as a performer and teacher. A former principal violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, he has recorded with all the major conductors and orchestras. He will be returning frequently as a guest artist in future seasons of Brahms on the Bluff.

Richard O'NeillViolist Richard O'Neill has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and Mendelssohn String Quartets. He has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and the International Sejong Soloists. The first violist to be accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma Program at the Juilliard School, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated and a Master of Music degree from Juilliard. He performs on a viola by Gasparo da Salo of Brescia Italy, made circa 1590, on loan from the Samsung Foundation of Culture.

Anne Martindale WilliamsAnne Martindale Williams is originally from Philadelphia. On graduating from the Curtis Institute, she was engaged by the Pittsburgh Symphony as Associate Principal Cellist, and was promoted to Principal Cellist by Music Director Andre Previn. She is in constant demand as a chamber music player and visits many festivals each summer. Her Tecchler cello was made in Rome in 1701.

David PremoCellist David Premo joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1992, was promoted to 4th Chair, and was later offered the position of Assistant Principal. He studied ‘cello in his native Chicago with Margaret Evans of the Chicago Symphony, later with Robert Newkirk at Catholic University, and most recently with Janos Starker at Indiana University. His ‘cello, made in approximately 1860 is by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

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