If you attempted to watch our LWB Livestream of Zafffiro Trio yesterday at noon, you know by now that we experienced a catastrophic technical failure that was beyond our control. We apologize for that.
The good news is that Zaffiro Trio agreed to record their performance and send it to us. We will livestream the pre-recorded version today, Wed, April 21 at noon on our usual channels. Please joins us if you can. You also have the option of watching anytime on demand after today's broadcast.
Zaffiro Trio returns! Join us for a pleasant afternoon performance of classical music by our good friends from Pittsburgh. The program will feature live performances of Mozart & Beethoven - plus special surprise solos! The Trio is comprised of Tina Faigen (piano), Mary Beth Malek (clarinet), and Paula Tuttle (cello), all Faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh's Music Department.
This program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Wednesday | April 21, 2021 at noon
LWB LIVESTREAM: "Reconnections" with Zaffiro Trio
ABOUT OUR PERFORMERS: Zaffiro Trio joins together the superb artistry of musicians Tina Faigen (piano), Mary Beth Malek (clarinet), and Paula Tuttle (cello). All three have extensive backgrounds in performance, recording, and teaching. Tina, in addition to her active solo career, has a library of published music editions, Mary Beth and Paula are both long-time members of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and all three are faculty members at University of Pittsburgh. The Zaffiro combination of instruments provides the audience the opportunity to hear beloved works of the great masters, such as Brahms and Beethoven that are rarely heard in concert. Together these three founding members of Zaffiro Trio bring a unique quality of sound, expertise, and sensitivity to their ensemble that audiences adore.
Tina Faigen, concert pianist, recording artist, teacher, and published music-writer, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College and both Master and Doctorate degrees from the University of Miami where she studied with renowned pianist Ivan Davis. A recipient of many prizes and awards, some highlights include the Pittsburgh “Y” Recital Series, over 30 performances of the Tchaikovsky 3rd Piano Concerto with Edward Villella’s Miami City Ballet, and a debut tour of Italy with Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzeze. Faigen’s CD recordings of Robert Schultz’s works “Visions of Dunbar” and “Tina Faigen Plays Piano Transcriptions” have received rave reviews. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with Zaffirro Trio, of which she is a founding member. Faigen is co-author of the acclaimed Accelerando Piano Technique Series, along with numerous other editions of educational piano music. Faigen has maintained an active teaching studio since the age of 14. She is on the piano faculty at University of Pittsburgh as well as at Carnegie Mellon University Music Preparatory School. Also a violinist, Faigen serves as Principal 2nd for the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.
Mary Beth Malek, principal clarinetist for the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, has also held the principal clarinet chair in the Wheeling Symphony and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. She performs with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Collaborating with pianist, Tom Roberts, she accompanies silent Charlie Chaplin films with original music. Mary Beth is on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and maintains a studio at home where her high school students are consistently selected for the PMEA State Band. Educated at Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, Mary Beth also received a Performer’s Certificate from Eastman and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Vienna, Austria.
Cellist Paula Tuttle has traveled and performed throughout the US, Europe, and the Far East as an orchestral musician, soloist, and chamber music artist. She played as principal cello for the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. She presented numerous recitals in France during three summers at the Acadamie Franco-Americaine in Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence. She has been active as soloist and recitalist in the Western Pennsylvania, recently performing concertos with Butler Symphony, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti di Oakland, University of Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and Slippery Rock University Orchestra. A member of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, performing as assistant principal, she also plays solo cello with PBS's MyMusic Orchestra, Latshaw Pops Orchestra, and has recorded extensively with both groups.
FEATURED LIBRARY MATERIALS:
Did you know the Library has audio CDs available to check out? It's true! We have a large classical music selection in our audio CD collection.
— View classical music CDs in our collections
Check out our digital borrowing service, Hoopla. In addition to ebooks, audiobooks, and videos, Hoopla has streaming music available to check out. All you need is an email address and your library card to create an account. Start borrowing materials immediately — there are no waitlists ever with Hoopla!
— View all classical music streaming audio albums available through Hoopla
LIKE WHAT YOU HEARD? Watch our first Livestream with Zaffiro Trio from June 30, 2020.
Lunch With Books From the Vault: Also see "Latin Music" played by Diamante Trio with Brazilian songstress Lilly Abreu. Originally presented at the Library Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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