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New Music Guild Season Opens with Nov. 13th Fall Memorial Concert Showcasing Sean Baran & Sylvia Games DuBos
The New Music Guild, Inc. will open its 2022-23 season at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St. in downtown Youngstown, at 3:00 pm, Sunday, November 13th, 2022 with a Veterans Day weekend concert remembering people we have lost and the contributions and sacrifices of those who have served our country. The Guild focuses on performance of works by living composers and sponsors visits by guest composers and performers. The season culminates with the nationally recognized Annual May Festival that includes concerts and lectures as well as elementary and high school educational events.
The Sunday afternoon concert will feature two guest artists: pianist and organist Sean Baran and cellist Silvia Games DuBos, playing music by classical and modern composers.
Youngstown pianist and organist Sean Baran is organist at Boardman United Methodist Church. A summa cum laude graduate of the Dana School of Music, he is resident artist at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, PA. He is an officer for a number of music educational organizations, and has served on the executive committee of the American Guild of Organists, and as the Youngstown Symphony ensemble keyboardist.
Argentinian cellist, Silvia Games DuBos was principal cellist of the Symphonies of Ohio University, Duquesne University, Washington, PA Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of Lanus National University in Argentina. A committed educator, she has taught cello in Argentina, the US, Paris, France, Brazil, and Quito,Ecuador. She currently run a large private studio in Pittsburgh, PA, and hold a Masters in Performance from Duquesne University.
The concert will open with performances by New Music Guild Coordinators, Gwyneth Rollin, violin and Robert Rollin, piano. Among the memorial works will be the world premieres of Robert Rollin’s In Memoriam Maureen, for piano, a tribute to longtime church activist, Maureen Osuga and Remembering Sally, recollections of talented violinist Sally Moloy Dolovy. Gains DuBos and Baran will perform Le Grand Tango, by Astor Piazzola, a lively and delightful composition.
An after party with refreshments in honor of Shawn Baran and Silvia Games DuBos will take place at the Church basement fellowship hall immediately following the Sunday afternoon concert.
36th New Music Guild, Inc. Festival, May 13-15, 2022, with Guest Artists, Violinist/Violist, Wanda Sobieska and Pianist, Patrick Wickliffe
On Friday, May 24th, 2022 Sobieska and Wickliffe will kick off the 36th Festival by playing three School Children’s Concerts. At 8:00 am they will play at Canfield Middle School; at 10:00 a.m. they will perform at St. Joseph the Provider School in Brier Hill, Youngstown; and at 1:00 p.m. they will visit St. Charles School in Boardman, Ohio.
Residing in Kent, Ohio and a frequent guest artist on the Guild concert series, Sobieska is a highly gifted performer and arranger with a special flair for choosing inventive and imaginative programs. Splitting his time between metropolitan Cleveland and Cincinnati, Wickliffe is a talented pianist, just completing a PHD in Music Composition at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
New Music Guild Coordinators Gwyneth, violin and Robert Rollin, piano will perform the special music for the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish. They will highlight the Mass with works by Gabrielle Faure, Christophe Willibald Gluck, and Robert Rollin
Sobieska and Wickliffe will highlight the Festival Gala at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, at 3:00 pm Sunday, May 15th, 2022. They will present works by Korngold, Mendelssohn, Sobieska, and Robert Rollin. The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Rollin will perform premieres of Wanda Sobieska’s transcription of several movements from Handel’s Water Music, and Rollin’s Adam’s and Aidan’s Reverie with Sobieska as viola soloist. Admission is free.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, Sobieska belongs to the 5th generation of a family of musicians and musicologists. She has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the US, Poland, and Canada. She regularly plays with many professional orchestras.
She holds a B.M. in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Based in northeast Ohio, Sobieska is active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Recent engagements include the Ashland Symphony, Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Porthouse Theater at Blossom, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Massillon, and Bluewater Kings Band. She is also a prolific arranger: her website, freegigmusic.com, has served musicians since 2009 and receives 1000 visitors a day from all over the world. Her work has been featured by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera.
Patrick Wickliffe holds a B.A. from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to many years as a collaborative pianist, he has served as Coordinator of Music Ministry at St. Joan of Arc Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
There will be a catered reception after the Sunday afternoon concert in honor of Wanda Sobieska and Patrick Wickliffe.