Solo & Chamber Music Series continues this spring with top performers 

From Pittsburg State University

The Solo & Chamber Music Series at Pittsburg State University will continue this spring with three concerts featuring a roster of top performers. 

Friday, January 28: Benjamin Appl concert featuring pianist James Baillieu 

Hailed as the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists, baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his voice, range, and artistry. Appl is increasingly in demand on the world’s most prestigious stages, collaborating with distinguished ensembles such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Academy of Ancient Music, Les Violons du Roy, and Concerto Köln. He will be accompanied by James Baillieu, pianist. 

Friday, February 18: Seraph Brass concert 

Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. The ensemble released their debut studio album, Asteria, on Summit Records in January 2018, winning a Silver Medal Global Music Award. Seraph Brass has toured extensively throughout the U.S., China, Mexico, and Europe. Many members of the ensemble performed with Adele on her North American tour in 2016. 

Friday, April 1: Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro concert 

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux first performed in the series in Fall 2015. Vieaux has ongoing collaborations with the Escher String Quartet, Sasha Cooke, Anne Akiko Meyers, and Yolanda Kondonassis. Labro has established himself as the foremost accordion and bandoneón player in both the classical and jazz genres. His musical journey has taken him across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His classical collaborations include A Far Cry, Spektral Quartet, the Qatar Philharmonic, and the New York Ballet. 

Tickets 

Tickets are free to full-time PSU students with valid student ID. Individual tickets for the public are $12 general admission, or $8 for those over 65 and under 18. Tickets may be purchased at the PSU Ticket office in the Garfield Weede Building, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at www.pittstate.edu/tickets, or at the door prior to the concert based on availability.  

Details: PSU Department of Music, 620-235-4466. 

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