Monday
May222017

Thanks to Ellie Klees

The DuBois Concert Association recently honored Eleanor Klees who has served for over 30 years as the president of the DuBois based musical organization.  Her tireless work, dedication and loyalty to DBCC was recognized by Sean Casey who presented an award given to Ellie by Pennsylvania Governor Wolf.

 

 

Ellie is pictured here with her two sons, Doug and Dan, at the DACCA dinner honoring her.  

Congratulations Ellie and many thanks for all the hard work you've done over the years.

 

Saturday
May202017

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb Thursday, 9/28/17 – 7:30

 

Loren & Mark continue to wow audiences around the globe with their world-class guitar show.  They share a unique musical chemistry, and are the perfect match in both virtuosity and sensitive musicality.  The pair are known for their stunning original instrumentals, electrifying improvisation, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, and superb vocal duets.  Their diverse repertoire draws on many musical influences – including Americana, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz.  Their unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.  This is guitar playing like you’ve never heard before.  Tommy Emmanuel, Australian guitar virtuoso says about Loren & Mark – “Fresh and Exciting…these guys ROCK!!”

Saturday
May202017

Daniel and Maria Rodriguez Christmas Show - Sunday, 12/10/17 – 3:00pm

Daniel Rodriguez, the Brooklyn born, now retired police officer, helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” after the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.  While singing was his passion from an early age, he joined the NYPD at age 30, where he became known as “The Singing Policeman”.  After arriving at the WTC site as a first responder, and nearly losing his own life, his music career turned into a calling.  Daniel has received many Awards and Medals because of his patriotic efforts, and “America’s Beloved Tenor” inspires charities and concert halls all over the world.  Maria Kavanaugh Rodriguez, is originally from New Zealand and has a twin sister Marissa.  They began their career at the tender age of 5 on stage.  Maria has performed in operatic rolls and as a guest soloist with symphonies all over the world and the United States.  She and her husband have recorded 4 albums together.  She is currently performing as a member of “The Highland Divas”.

 

Saturday
May202017

Pitt Men's Glee Club Sunday, 3/18/18

 

Pitt Men’s Glee Club (PMGC) has been in existence since 1890 and is celebrating its 127th season this year.  The group has performed and traveled all over the world, including Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  Their most recent international tour was in 2015 when they traveled to Italy for a two weeks, performing in the Cathedrals of Assisi and Sorrento, as well as the Duomo in Florence.  Additional concerts were given in Verona, Rome, Bologna and Venice.  Music Director Richard Teaster has guided the PMGC for 18 years and has seen renaissance in both membership, ranging from 50 to 60 men, and musical caliber, placing them among the top men’s collegiate choral ensembles in the nation.  Mr. Teaster is an active soloist in many Operas, Choirs, and Symphonies in and around the Pittsburgh area.  PMGC sang at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and is excited to be returning there to sing again on this tour.

Saturday
May202017

I’ve Got a Little Twist! Sunday, 4/22/2018 – 3:00pm

Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a Twist of Broadway, and stir!

New York Gilbert & Sullivan (G&S) Players, Sarah Caldwell Smith (soprano), Angela Christine Smith (alto), Daniel Greenwood (tenor), Stephen Quint (comic baritone), David Wannen (bass baritone), and Davis Auxier (baritone/master of ceremon-ies), and Mark York (at the piano) perform G&S as what we now know as “musical theater”.  Twist is where the Mikado meets The Music Man, where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, and where the Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On The Town.  It’s a one of a kind show that is fun, fresh and full-of-life.  The singers feature favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson, and Jerry Herman.  Life is a Cabaret and so is this show – and as we all know, it’s always more entertaining when you add a little twist.  (Original lyrics by David Auxier)