The Renaissance City Winds of Pittsburgh

Millvale Midsummer Night’s Dream

This Saturday July 20th   8-10pm

Join the Winds for a midsummer night’s concert at the Panza Gallery, one of Millvale’s treasures! In addition to the signature piece of Mendelssohn, the concert features music of an outdoor character by the late Pennsylvania composer Vincent Persichetti and a dashing program opener by Stephanie Simon, a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Two pieces pay tribute to the setting: a miniature by Millvale native Catherine Pietrusinski and a colorful work by Croatian composer Mladen Pozajic in celebration of the Vanka murals at St. Nicholas Church. The concert concludes with three Brazilian dances written for the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Reception following the concert is included in the ticket price.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn: selections from the incidental music to

. . . . . A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vincent Persichetti: Pastoral, Op. 21

Stephanie Simon: Vaggio (2017)

Katherine Hoover: Kokopeli, Op. 43, for solo flute

Catherine Pietrusinski & R. James Whipple: Crookshanks (2006)

Mladen Pozajic: Tri Stavka [Three Movements, 1925]

Julio Medaglia: Belle Epoque en Sud-America (2002)