New Music Guild presents winter concert

Sylvia Games DuBos and Helga Scheibert will be the guest artists for the New Music Guild’s annual winter concert.

The guild focuses on 20th and 21st Century music, but it also highlights classical music and sponsors visits by guest composers and performers.

Games DuBos is an Argentinian cellist living in the United States since 2006. She currently is the principal cellist of the Washington (Pa.) and Greenville (Pa.) symphonies and plays in the cello section of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has worked nationally and internationally as a chamber musician, orchestra musician and teacher in the United States, France, Italy, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador.

Games DuBos teaches the strings program at SMARTS in Youngstown and has private studios in Pittsburgh and Youngstown. She has a master’s degree in performance from Duquesne University.

Pittsburgh pianist / composer Helga Scheibert was born in Transylvania and earned her bachelor’s degree in Romania, her master’s at Duquesne University and her doctorate at West Virginia University.

She has performed on Romanian National and West Virginia public radio and is the winner of numerous competitions. She is an active composer with special interests in classical, jazz and contemporary music and, since 2020, has released two albums of her own works.

The concert will open with performances by New Music Guild coordinators Gwyneth Rollin, violin, and Robert Rollin, piano, of Robert Rollin’s original works.

Rollin will perform his “Recollections of Sally” in memory of close friend, talented violinist & choral director, Sally Maloy Dolovy and “Night Thoughts I.”

Gains DuBos and Scheibert will perform Carlos Guastavino’s “La Rosa y El Sauce” and Victor Simon’s “Inattendu,” both mainstays of the Argentinian repertoire; Robert Rollin’s “Spiritual Images”; the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata No.3; and Rollin’s “Two Corridos.”

As soloist Du Bos will play part of Bach’s Cello Suite; the world premiere of Rollin’s “In Memory of Wayne,” written for his good friend trombonist Wayne Kankovsky, and other Rollin’s compositions. Scheibert will play her own “Magic in the Forest.”

The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington St., Youngstown. Admission is free, and it will be followed by an after party with refreshments in the church basement.


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