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in celebration of Wednesday Club’s 132nd birthday

Memorial Weekend, May 24-26, 2014



21 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA


Saturday, May 24, Noon

Young and Resident Professional Concert Artists

Christyan Seay, tenor

Pianists:  Declan Donahue, J.T. Mullin, William Hume

Ilya Svartsman, bass

Collaborative pianists:  Daniel Glessner, Roger Lentz


Saturday, May 24, 3 PM

Young and Resident Professional Concert Artists

Alexis Del Palazzo, flute                Mark Wesling, guitar

Julian Yee, piano


Sunday, May 25, 2 PM

Young Concert Artists

Soffia Blystra, saxophone

Solo piano:  Matthew Podniesincki, Ryan Nguyen

Clarinet duo:  Mattias Blystra and Matthew Podniesinski

Piano duet:  Matthew Podniesinski and Ryan Nguyen


Sunday, May 25, 4 PM

Collegiates, graduate students and young adult professional musicians

Adam Malarich, trumpet/Nate Malarich, piano

Solo piano:  Nate Malarich, Rachel Rennels

Matthew Giallongo, baritone


Monday, May 26, 2 PM

Young, Collegiate, and Resident Professional Concert Artists

Pianists:  Sahil Nayyar (Collegiate/Dickinson College), David Yesilonis

Lisa Kong, violin, with brother, Christopher Kong, piano (Collegiate/Yale U)

Dahlia Svartsman, violin with Rachel Rennels, collaborative pianist

Cassie Zinkan, soprano, with Christopher Earhart, tenor

Roger Lentz, collaborative pianist


Resident Professional Artists

Elizabeth Colpo, soprano, and Christopher Earhart, tenor,

will close our 2014 Artsfest Series.





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Young Collegiate Artist

Resident Artist


The Wednesday Club for the Performing Arts, the oldest music organization in the United States, was organized on May 17, 1882 and incorporated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in 1915. In May, 2013, this unique organization celebrated 131 years of showcasing its performing members in recitals and its 125th season of presenting renowned artists on a concert subscription series, a series presented at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg since 1931. The Emerging Artist Concert Series, featuring young musicians who are starting their professional performance careers, was initiated in 2010. The Wednesday Club’s mission has remained intact since 1882:  to promote and support the performance of classical music by outstanding musicians and to make classical music accessible to people of all walks of life. The Wednesday Club has been especially vigilant in promoting and supporting young people in their musical pursuits.

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   Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-234-4856 or 717-571-5189
   Norma Swain, Executive Director
   Paul G. Fierro, Board President