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Date(s) - Sunday, March 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Carnegie Mellon Kresge Theater


Noted pianist Nathan Carterette joins the Winds for a dynamic program of French and American music.  From the dazzling virtuosity of Saint-Saëns’ Caprice to the lyricism and infectious rhythms of Efraín Amaya’s Sidewalk Divertimenti, written for the Winds in 2003 through MEET THE COMPOSER’s Pittsburgh New Residency, this is a concert you won’t want to miss!



Camille Saint Saëns: Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs
Albert Roussel: Divertissement Op. 6
Jason Pullen: Suite for Woodwind Quintet – WORLD PREMIERE
Efraín Amaya: Sidewalk Divertimenti
R. James Whipple: Fantasy on “America The Beautiful” 


Hailed in reviews as “wonderfully poetic” and “compelling in his power and presence,” Nathan Carterette has distinguished himself in the concert world by performing an immense range of works from Elizabethan keyboard music to the music of today. His innovative programming has inspired audiences to approach unfamiliar music with open ears, and familiar music with new appreciation.

Performances have taken him to Weill Recital Hall and the Yamaha Piano Salon of New York City, the Gasteig in Munich, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe of Hamburg, and Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral. He has been presented by many conservatories and universities including the Berklee School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Radford University, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Carnegie Mellon University.