Violist Shelly Tramposh and harpist Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, both of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, will present a guest artist recital at the WVU Creative Arts Center, Sunday, Nov. 15.

They will be joined by flutist Francesca Arnone of the WVU music faculty. The concert begins at 1 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

The program will feature a trio for flute, viola and harp titled “Corridors” (2007) by Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968); “Duo for Flute and Viola, Op. 10” (1946) by Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006); and two works for viola and harp, including “Rhapsody” (2008) by David Heinick (b. 1954) and “Memoriale” (2003) by Paul Siskind (b. 1962).

The final work on the program will be the quintessential work for flute, viola and harp, “Sonata pour flute, alto et harpe” (1916) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918).

Wanamaker, Heinick and Siskind are SUNY Postdam composers who wrote these works specifically for Tramposh and Suchy-Pilalis.

Tramposh is the viola professor at the Crane School of Music, where she performs in the Potsdam Piano Quartet and other ensembles. As a member of the Ariel Chamber Players, she recently completed a music residency in Tullamore and Dublin, Ireland. She has performed recitals abroad in Europe and Central America, and in the United States in Chicago, San Francisco, Denver and New York. She holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A specialist in the history, theory and practice of Byzantine music, Suchy-Pilalis has performed in both the United States and abroad as a recitalist and soloist with orchestra. She holds advanced degrees in harp performance and theory from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. She toured Greece as a soloist under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, while also representing the United States at the international music festival Diethnis Mousikes Hmeres and giving performances on Greek National Radio-Television.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841, Ext. 3108.


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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108,