Cynthia Anderson, associate professor of oboe at West Virginia University , will present a recital at the WVU Creative Arts Center , Sunday, April 10, at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Titled”A Night at the Opera,”the event is free and open to the public.
Anderson will be joined by music faculty colleague Christine Kefferstan on the piano. Other guest artists will include faculty members Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano, Joyce Catalfano, flute, Peter Kolkay, bassoon and piano, and Robin Driscoll, an oboe player who performs with Anderson in the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra.
The program will feature music from various operas, including the overture from Handel’s”Julius Ceasar,”and two arias from”Julius Caesar,”arranged for two oboes and continuo by Anderson; Antonio Pasculli’s Fantasia on themes from the opera”Les Huguenots”by Giacomo Meyerbeer;”Ruhe Sanft,”an aria from W. A. Mozart’s opera”Zaide,”with Peri and Kolkay; and Duo for Flute and Oboe from Rossini’s opera”William Tell,”by Jules Demersseman and Felix Berthelemy.
Anderson received her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University . She performed as principal oboe with the Mexico City Philharmonic, and has performed with orchestras in Italy , Mexico , the Caribbean, New York and Pittsburgh . She currently performs with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841 ext. 3108.