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THROUGH THE YEARS Programs of note



Published: Sat, September 4, 2004 @ 12:00 a.m.



Since its organization 70 years ago, the Youngstown Music Teachers Association has presented a diverse array of programs. The presentations not only showcase musical talent but serve as fund-raisers for the group. A sampling includes:

1952: Pianist Carl Friedberg.

1957: Pianist and organist Hermann Gross, continental artist.

1958: Pianist Aldo Mancinelli.

1959: Pianist and composer Robert Witt.

1962: John DeMain, piano concerto.

1964: Pianist Arthur Loesser, Cleveland Institute of Music, master class; and Aurora Ragaini, concert pianist.

1965: Pianist Jeno Takacs.

1969: Pianist Raymond Dudley from Canada, master class.

1973: Kenneth Burky, Duquesne University, piano concert.

1974: Joseph Bloch of Juillard School of Music, educational program.

1975: Sara Phillips, Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, and presentation of first scholarship, and Dr. Earl Russell, a presentation of early instruments.

1976: Concert pianist Olga Llano Kuehl of Kent State University.

1978: Dr. Thomas Richner, "Technique and Mozart Performance."

1982: Marcellene Hawk and Walter Mayhall build foretepiano, a replica of a 1787 Dolkin.

1984: James Tavolario, an all Liszt recital and YMTA marks its 50th year.

1985: Margaret Baxtresser, associate professor at Kent State University, concert and slide show of impressionist painters.

1997: Pianist Carlos H. Costa of Brasil.

2000: Soprano Jennifer Davis and pianist Nancy Zipay DeSalvo.

2002: Marcello Branagan, recital of "great romantics."

2003: Pianist Dr. Kenneth Burky, YMCA 70th anniversary program.

2004: Classical guitarist James Kalal, international artist.




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