Organ & Piano Duo: Carterette & Moore

ARSENAL DUO
Edward Alan MooreOrgan
Nathan CarterettePiano

Allegheny RiverStone for the Arts is proud to present a “first” for its audience – Concerto masterpieces for orchestra and piano performed on Lincoln Hall’s McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer Organ and Steinway Piano by THE ARSENAL DUO – Nathan Carterette and Edward Alan Moore – on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Two phenomenal musicians, Edward Alan Moore (organ) and Nathan Carterette (piano) will join forces to play beloved compositions originally written for orchestra and piano and arranged for organ and piano –  including  the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”.  This will be a concert not to be missed as these brilliant artists bring the breadth and power of major piano concertos to the intimacy of Lincoln Hall.

ARCA audiences will remember Nathan Carterette‘s sensitivity and virtuosic bravura in Foxburg performing a solo concert, “Poets of the Piano” and returning to collaborate with the River City Winds in ARCA’s 10th Anniversary concert. Hailed as “wonderfully poetic,” (Westfalen Post) and “very compelling in his power and presence” (International Composer), Nathan Carterette’s innovative programming has inspired audiences to approach unfamiliar music with open ears, and familiar music with new appreciation. Nathan has recorded the complete piano works of Korean composer, Quentin Kim, and performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations and selections from the Well Tempered Clavier for live audiences on WQED FM; the latter was released as fund raising CD for the station.

Edward Alan Moore is Organist/Music Director at the famed East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously he was a member of the organ faculty at The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Washington, DC, Director of Music Ministries at The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA, and Minister of Music at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC. As a recitalist, Dr. Moore was the first organist chosen to perform on the Millennium Stage concert series at the Kennedy Center in 2004. Other recitals include those at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta, Princeton University Chapel, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI and at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and the Riverside Church in New York City. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester.

Tickets are $25 Adults, $20 Members, $5 Students  You may reserve tickets by calling 724 659-3153 or may purchase tickets online here.

Just an hour and half north of Pittsburgh, Lincoln Hall’s intimate acoustics provide a truly inspired environment to enjoy chamber music and pianists performing on its seven foot Steinway. Built in 1909, the stage’s backdrop is an original hand-painted canvas of an actual scene downstream on the Allegheny River.  Lincoln Hall has a capacity audience of 120 and is located on the second floor of the Foxburg Free Library.  The McKissick Mighty Wurtlitzer theatre organ, originally installed in Cleveland’s Uptown Theatre in 1928 to accompany silent movies, was lovingly rebuilt by Paul McKissick over eleven years and purchased by Dr. Arthur and Patricia Steffee for Lincoln Hall.  It’s ornate French console and shelf of percussion instruments is a treasure.



Plan to Make a Day of it in beautiful Foxburg!  Enjoy the autumn colors with a walk along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles with Foxburg Tours.  Have lunch at the Allegheny Grille with seating overlooking the Allegheny River, or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza.  Save time to enjoy wine tasting at Foxburg Wine Cellars and savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.  Or spend the night in the lovely Foxburg Inn.

And of course, before the concert stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop to enjoy the offerings of talented Cooperative Artists from the region and view the special exhibit of Diane Grguras: Pastel landscapes.  

The Arsenal Duo performing in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, OH

The Arsenal Duo

Edward Alan Moore and pianist Nathan Carterette have teamed up to form The Arsenal Duo, presenting concerts that unite their respective instruments in a unique and spectacular fashion. They draw from a diverse repertoire, including works originally for piano and orchestra; works original to piano and organ; their own transcriptions; and solo offerings.

Formed in 2013, The Arsenal Duo made their debut performance at Youngstown’s historic Stambaugh Auditorium, where they returned in July 2017 to perform at the American Guild of Organists Great Lakes Regional Convention. They also have been presented in such venues as Wilson College of Chambersburg, PA; National City Christian Church of Washington, DC; Grace and St Stephen’s Church of Colorado Springs, CO; and many others. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/ArsenalDuo or www.youtube.com/ArsenalDuo.

The full program will be posted soon.

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Compositions will include works originally written for orchestra and piano and arranged for organ and piano –  including  the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”.

 

Nathan Carterette

Nathan CarteretteHailed as “wonderfully poetic,” (Westfalen Post) and “very compelling in his power and presence” (International Composer), Nathan Carterette has distinguished himself in the concert world by performing a huge range of works from Elizabethan keyboard music to music written today. His innovative programming has inspired audiences to approach unfamiliar music with open ears, and familiar music with new appreciation.

Nathan has performed in such venues as Weill Recital Hall and the Yamaha Piano Salon of New York City, the Gasteig in Munich, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe of Hamburg, and Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral. He has been presented in several universities such as the Berklee School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Radford University, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Carnegie Mellon.

His solo premieres include the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan’s Piano Sonata, the world premiere of Dafydd Llywelyn’s TimeQuake no. VII, part II (Hamburg) and several works of composer Quentin Kim, including Variations on an Ancient Korean Melody and Four Preludes. An adventuresome concerto soloist, Nathan has also played a wide repertoire of works, including Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, op.42 with the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a Schoenberg Retrospective Festival.

1IMG_9272Educated at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied with Robert Weirich, and Yale University, where he studied with Boris Berman, Nathan Carterette began his piano studies at the age of eleven with Cleveland’s legendary Birute and Anthony Smetona. A chance encounter in 2004 with Welsh composer-pianist Dafydd Llywelyn led to an invitation for intensive private study in Germany, both of the traditional repertoire and Llywelyn’s works.

Nathan has recorded both books of Bach’s monumental Well-Tempered Clavier and the complete solo piano works of Korean composer Quentin Kim. This video recording of his performance of the complete Bach Goldberg Variations in St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh is on youtube.

Dr. Edward Alan Moore

A native of Girard, Ohio, Dr. Edward Alan Moore is Organist/Music Director at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously he was a member of the organ faculty at The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in Washington, DC, Director of Music Ministries at The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA, and Minister of Music at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, studying organ with Michael Farris, improvisation with Gerre Hancock and Richard Erickson, and serving as research assistant for Professor Wm. A. Little.

Edward received the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying organ with Michael Farris and choral music with Fred Stoltzfus and Chester Alwes. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in music and religion from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where he studied organ with Robert Cornelison and choral music with Douglas Browne. Dr. Moore was a visiting faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Music while Dr. Delbert Disselhorst was on sabbatical and served as guest conductor of the Catholic University of America Chorus while Dr. Leo Nestor was on sabbatical.

As a recitalist, Dr. Moore was the first organist chosen to perform on the Millennium Stage concert series at the Kennedy Center in 2004. Other recitals include those at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta, Princeton University Chapel, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI.

In the past few years Dr. Moore’ performance schedule included concerts at various locations in the Pittsburgh area and at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and the Riverside Church in New York City. As a choral accompanist, he has been the featured organist with the Washington Bach Consort, Bucks County Choral Society, Fairfax Choral Society, and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

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