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The Wednesday Club’s ARTSFEST Concert Series

Art Association of Harrisburg

21 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA

Saturday, May 23, Noon

Professional and Young Concert Artists

Ali Bach, cellist/Norma Swain, pianist

Ralph Vartan, Sahil Nayyar, solo pianists

Mattias Blystra, clarinetist Soffie Blystra, saxophonist

Show tunes: sopranos, Cheryl Crider and Elizabeth Colpo, with Caleb Flick, pianist

Saturday, May 23, 3 PM

Professional and Young Concert Artists

Matthew Podniesinski, J.T. Mullins, Jesse Mullins, solo pianists

J.T. Mullins, Sun Mullins, piano duettists

Laurie Haines Reese, cellist/Norma Swain, pianist

Mark Wesling, guitarist Ilya Svartsman, bass/Rachel Rennels, pianist

Sunday, May 24, 2 PM

Resident Professional Concert Artists

Elizabeth Colpo, soprano Matthew Giolongo, baritone

Rachel Rennels, pianist

Sunday, May 24, 4 PM: Concert of Sacred Music

Resident Professional Concert Artists

Cheryl Crider, soprano Caleb Flick, pianist

Monday, May 25, 2 PM

Young Concert Artists

Hannah So, violinist

Julian Yee, Ryan Nguyen, Declan Donahue, solo pianists

Declan Donahue/Boyd Cedel, piano duettists

& other Young Concert Artist members of Wednesday Club

Closing the Series:

Classical/Jazz artists: Laurie Reese, cellist, and Tom Reese, flautist





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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, 2015, this unique organization celebrated 133 years of showcasing its performing members in recitals and its 127th 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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717-234-4856 or 717-571-5189
   Norma Swain, Executive Director
   Paul G. Fierro, Board President