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Yefim Bronfman to Perform at Gala Honoring Maestro Sidney Harth

The husband-and-wife team of Sidney and Teresa Harth, internationally acclaimed classical performers and educators who have made their home in Pittsburgh for more than 40 years, will be honored at a gala concert and reception on Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland.The featured performer will be Grammy Award-winning artist and internationally renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman, who has performed extensively with Sidney Harth.

The distinguished career of Maestro Harth, currently the director of Orchestral Activities at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, has included duties as concertmaster and associate conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and as concertmaster with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also has served on the faculty at Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University and other institutions of higher learning. Teresa, a music teacher, was principal second violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years.

Bronfmann will join Maestro Harth and the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3. The evening’s performance also will include the Pittsburgh premiere of  “A Little Miracle,” a monodrama inspired by the Holocaust that evokes the healing power of music. The work was composed by David Stock, professor of composition and composer-in-residence at Duquesne’s Mary Pappert School of Music. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammash will perform.

Bronfmann performed with Harth and has collaborated with Harth’s late son, Robert.  The upcoming concert is dedicated to Robert, former executive and artistic director of New York’s Carnegie Hall, who died in 2004. Bronfman is donating his appearance at the concert, which will serve as the inaugural event for establishing a violin scholarship in the Harth name.

Concert tickets are $40; tickets for admission to the concert and reception with the artists are $100.

For more information about this event, contact Jane Anthony, 412.396.6083 or at anthony455@duq.edu, or visit www.music.duq.edu.

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