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.