Until Next Time presented by Bell'Art EnsembleTuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bell’Art has compiled an original program of music, rehearsed and recorded in their own living rooms, entitled “Until Next Time.” This program recognizes the emotional need for connection in a time of isolation by showcasing pieces of music that explore a range of emotions. It also highlights music by three local composers.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes)
With flexible instrumentation, guest musicians and eclectic programming, the five members of the ensemble commit to breaking down pre-conceived ideas about classical music in order to connect chamber music with a new audience.
The Bell’Art Ensemble produces the Living Room Chamber Music Project, a decade-long series of concerts designed to bring classical music out of the concert hall and into intimate spaces.
Billie Jo Miller, piano
Jack Kurutz, piano
Ashley Freeburn, violin
Raquel Winnica Young, voice
Lenny Young, oboe
Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young earned her Degree in Vocal Performance from the Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University. A two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society major auditions, she has performed locally (Quantum Theatre, Apollo’s Fire, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata) as well as in Europe, North and South America. She is on the voice faculty of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Ashley Freeburn, violinist, earned her BM and MM degrees in music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Carnegie Mellon University. She has performed with the Erie Philharmonic, and the Wheeling and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestras. She is currently acting Associate Concertmaster of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra. Ashley has served as violin faculty at the Center for Young Musicians, and she is currently adjunct professor of violin at Chatham University.
Lenny Young, oboist, is Principal Oboe of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Johnstown, Westmoreland and McKeesport Symphonies. He has written, arranged and performed music for the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Alia Musica Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Camerata. He teaches at Pittsburgh CAPA in addition to teaching solfege at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University.
Billie Jo Miller actively performs as a collaborative pianist as well as maintaining a private piano studio. She served as a studio coach and accompanist at Carnegie Mellon University and performed with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She was formerly a piano teacher and accompanist at Pittsburgh CAPA as well as a piano teacher at the CMU Preparatory School. She holds degrees from CMU and the University of Illinois.
Pianist Jack Kurutz is an avid recitalist and chamber musician with a diverse repertoire. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, his Master of Music from New England Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh CAPA.