reception at 6pm with classical guitarists, Harry Pellegrin & Jesse Angrist.

Tour with internationally acclaimed violinist, Irina Muresanu

“Four Strings Around the World”

Tthrough the diverse musical cultures of India, Persia, Native America, North America, China, Argentina, Ireland with virtuoso  performance of traditional classical Western masters: Bach, Enescu, Paganini, Kreisler. “Irresistible” (Boston Globe) “Four Strings” supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fidelity Foundation, The Rogers & Hammerstein Foundation & Anonymous.


JOIN US AT A RECEPTION AT THE BALLROOM OF COLLEGE PARK FROM 4:30 – 6:30 with music by pianist Findlay Cockrell, Harry Pellegrin, pianist Pej Reitz of Theatre Street with Elizabeth Chinery, principal of the Schenectady Symphony, and SCCC’s Vintage Harmonics. FOLLOWED BY @ The MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Pianist Findlay Cockrell: All Chopin Program ~ 7 pm

“AN EVENING OF INCIDENTAL MUSIC: FROM OPERA TO JAZZ” AT 7:30 pm FEATURING MS. MUESANU WITH THE BOSTON TRIO (PIANIST HENG-JIN PARK & CELLIST JONAH ELLSWORTH), the rich vocals of the operatic THEATRE STREET (soprano ANDREA GREGORI, mezza soprano IVY WALZ and pianist PEJ REITZ), Baritone SIDD DUBEY and the melodic sounds of flutist, ELIZABETH CHINERY, principal of the Schenectady Symphony. Hosted by Soprano, Corine Salon.


California Pianist Findlay Cockrell obtained his BS and MS degrees from The Julliard School. Among the highlights of his seasoned career are performing Schenectady, Albany, San Francisco and Boston Symphony orchestras as well as the Moscow Conservatory. His favorite repertoire in addition to the Masters of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin is George Gershwin’s Songbook and Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F. Mr. Cockrell has performed as a soloist, chamber music and concerto artist in several venues in the Capital District since 1966. He was on the piano faculty of SUNY Albany.


Heng-Jin Park, Pianist
Korean born Heng-Jin Park, founder and the Artistic Director of Halcyon Music Festival and Boston Trio, was raised in the Boston area. She made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15. Ms. Park made numerous appearances on WGBH and other NPR stations around the country. Ms. Park enjoys an international reputation as a pedagogue of both piano and chamber music. She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees at NEC and worked with Marie-Françoise Bucquet at Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de la Musique de Paris. Ms. Park, heralded as a “pianist of unusual artistry and musical imagination,” by the Washington Post has performed concerto concerts with the New England Philharmonic,

Boston Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique Française, Boston Classical Orchestra. With the Boston Trio Ms. Park has performed internationally including Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, UCLA, and Rockefeller University. She has recorded for Albany and Centaur Records. Ms. Park is on the piano faculty at MIT and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

Jonah Ellsworth, Cellist
Jonah Ellsworth is “a player to watch,” by the Boston Globe and per the Boston Musical Intelligencer, “He is completely assured and intensely musical.” He is a member of the cello section of the Boston Philharmonic. Mr. Ellsworth has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic, the Akron Symphony, the New Bedford Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Ellsworth was finalist of the 2011 Stulberg International String Competition in Michigan received a prize from the Harvard Musical Association in 2012. He appeared on the PBS TV show of the “From the Top” taped live in Carnegie Hall in New York City which has
been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.

Irina Muresanu, Violinist
Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu is a laureate and top prize winner in Montreal International, Washington International, Pro Musicis International and Queen Elisabeth violin competitions. She has performed in renowned concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia. An active chamber musician and recitalist, Ms. Muresanu is a member of the Boston Trio and  actively performs with Mistral and Walden Chamber Players. In 2013, she introduced her “Four Strings Around the World” project. Ms. Muresanu has a substantial discography on BMOP, Avie Records, Albany Records, Centaur and AR RE-SE labels, most recently working closely with composers Thomas Oboe Lee, Elena Ruehr and William Bolcom. She currently serves on the faculty the University of Maryland and has taught at Boston Conservatory and in the Harvard and MIT Music Departments. Ms. Muresanu plays an 1849 Giuseppe Rocca violin and an Étienne Pajeot bow.


Soprano Andréa Gregori

Soprano Andréa Gregori

Andréa Gregori, Soprano

Andréa Gregori (soprano) has appeared in many living history performances throughout the northeast and abroad, including a debut at the world-renowned Newport Music Festival in 2014, with an encore performance in 2016. She made her European debut at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in England in 2015 and performed at the Festival in Gettysburg, PA in 2011. She has appeared with the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Tri-Cities Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Four Corners Opera, Central Florida Lyric Opera, Orpheus Theatre, Summer Savoyards, Cider Mill Playhouse, and Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC) in many leading roles. In 2011, she made her debut with the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS, for which she was praised as being "magical…a force to be reckoned with.  She then reprised the role at the historic Casino Theatre in Newport, RI and multiple venues in New York, including a co-production with Tri-Cities Opera. Ms. Gregori has twice been featured at the annual NY State Sports & Entertainment Celebrity Gala, singing for dignitaries, celebrities, and Olympic Gold Medalists. She has appeared in concert with Metropolitan Opera artists, the late Enrico Di Giuseppe and Dominic Cossa, and coached with Licia Albanese and organist Searle Wright. She was a three-time recipient of the E.S. Kardon Grant, two-time winner in the NATS Eastern Regional Voice Competition, and a finalist in the Schorr International Voice Competition and Connecticut Opera Guild Voice

Competition. Other recent engagements include Desiree (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC) with Ti-Ahwaga, Lady Thiang (KING & I), Johanna (SWEENEY TODD) and Mazeppa (GYPSY) at EPAC, Mother Abbess in SOUND OF MUSIC for Millbrook Playhouse’s 50 th anniversary season, and Lady Psyche in PRINCESS IDA for Cornell University’s 150 th anniversary celebration. Recent and upcoming performances include a debut at New York’s National Opera Center, Eliza Doolittle (MY FAIR LADY) at EPAC, Aldonza (MAN OF LA MANCHA) at Cider Mill Stage, and a debut on the Cornell University Concert Series. Andrea is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Street Productions.

Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano

Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano has performed extensively as an opera, concert and recital singer. She has performed with Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Syracuse Opera, and Tri-Cities Opera. A few of her favorite performed roles include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nicklausse in Les Contes D’Hoffmann and Dido in Dido and Aeneas. She most recently performed the role of Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Resonance Works Pittsburgh and Madame Larina in Syracuse Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin. As a concert soloist she has enjoyed performing a variety of alto/mezzo roles such as those in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, to name a few. Recently she has appeared with Akron Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Symphoria Syracuse, Binghamton Philharmonic and Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Ivy performs a wide variety of vocal and musical styles, and is a proponent of modern American Art Song. She has enjoyed collaborations with numerous living composers, some of whom include Jake Heggie, Stephen Dankner, Sally Lamb McCune, John Musto, and Dana Wilson. An active recitalist and vocal chamber music performer; she has enjoyed invited performances with Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, SongFest, Cincinnati Art Song Initiative and Denver Art Song Project. Ivy Walz, DMA is on the Voice Faculty at Ithaca College School of Music where she works with a vibrant community of developing singer musicians.

Pianist Margaret “Pej” Reitz

Pianist Margaret “Pej” Reitz

Margaret “Pej” Reitz, Pianist

Ms. Reitz received her BM and MM degrees in Piano Performance with accompanying emphasis, attending Boston University, New England Conservatory and Binghamton University. She has studied with Jean Casadesus, Victor Rosenbaum, Seymour Fink, and Walter Ponce and accompanying with Allen Rogers. Ms. Reitz has been Theatre Street’s accompanist since its inception. She was a winner of the Artistic Ambassadors Program in Partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has been a guest chamber music artist in Morges, Switzerland and was selected to accompany at the Interpretation of Spanish Music in conjunction with University of Madrid coached by Teresa Berganza and at the Mannes School of Music. Ms. Reitz has recorded several CD’s with the Glickman Ensemble and has appeared with them in Birmingham, England and the Cornell Summer Concert Series. She has been on the faculty of Binghamton University since 1991 and Ithaca College School of Music since 1999. Ms. Reitz is a member of the District VII Music Teachers Association and is an active adjudicator for the National Piano Guild Organization.


Harry George Pellegrin
Since his Manhattan debut recital in 1980, he has performed in New York, Tulsa, St. Louis, Charleston and other cities in the US and Quebec. Pellegrin wrote for Soundboard Magazine before publishing a novel Low End in 2003. Classic Guitar Method, now in its fifth edition, combined Pellegrin’s writing skills with his musical expertise. In May 2008 The Guitar, his first CD was released. 2010 yielded another CD, Old and New. His latest CD, Introspect, consists entirely of Pellegrin’s compositions—eleven brief waltzes and four longer works. Mel Bay Publications has published the score: Introspect (catalog number 30602M). Pellegrin studied classical guitar performance and composition at The Mannes College of Music; where he studied with Albert Blain and Eliot Fisk, and has performed in master classes with John Duarte, Ben Verdery and David Russell. Since 2008 he has been teaching guitar as an adjunct at Union College. He is a board member of the CGSUNY since 2012 and currently serves as its vice president and is an artist member of the Monday Musical Club of Albany.

Jesse Angrist is a seventh grader at Iroquois Middle School in Niskayuna, New York. He has been studying classical guitar with Harry Pellegrin for five years. When he is not practicing guitar, he enjoys studying math and science, and playing video games.


Elizabeth Chinery received her undergraduate degree from Stetson University where she studied with flutists Geoffrey Gilbert and Robert Morris. She continued her flute studies with Paige Brook, John Oberbrunner and

Robert Dick, and for theory and composition Dennis Sandole, Jimmy Guiffre and Michael Musillami. She is principal flutist of the Schenectady Symphony and the Broad Street Orchestra. She has appeared with the Albany Symphony, and performed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, including the Three Irish Tenors program. Elizabeth is also principal flutist with the Berkshire Lyric Theater Master Works Orchestra and has performed with the Berkshire Woodwind Quintet, the Vivante Trio, and the Taconic Trio. She has appeared as soloist with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and on the Bethesda Concert Series, Saratoga, NY. Elizabeth also teaches at her home studio in East Greenbush, NY.


Corine Salon

Corine Salon has an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University. Her versatile styles of opera, folk, classical and musical theatre has garnered her performances with symphony orchestras, opera companies, Equity Theaters, cabaret, jazz bands, and on solo recitals and chamber music series in the USA and overseas. Ms. Salon is an Adjunct voice Instructor at Union College and teaches privately. A number of her students have won many local awards, appeared on Broadway, soloed in European concerts and some are currently in graduate schools and college pursuing singing careers of their own. She teaches both men and women and young people. She is also a conductor of choirs and oratorio concerts with instrumental ensembles.

Siddharth “Sidd” Dubey, Baritone 

Siddharth “Sidd” Dubey hails from the capital region and he has studied voice for eleven years. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Music in Vocal Performance Eastman School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Robert Swensen. While attending Manhattan School of Music for his masters, Sidd studied and continues to study with Mark Oswald. In 2015, Siddharth made his debut at Carnegie Hall with the role of Papageno in a production of Die Zauberflöte in the Weill Hall. Sidd also won 1 st prize in the 32 nd annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition held at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to singing at Carnegie Hall, Sidd has also sung with Opera Companies such as Manhattan Opera Studio and the Berkshire Opera Festival. Currently, Sidd is performing in the capital region and he sings with Auriel Camerata, has performed in solo with the Octavo Singers including his artistic debut at the Proctors Theater in Schenectady. In June 2018, Siddharth performed the role of Death in Gustav Holst's opera Savitri with Burnt Hills Oratorio Society.

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