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Concert Date

Artist(s)

Relation to WVIA Listening Area

4/12/92

Robert Miller, pianist

East Stroudsburg Univ. faculty

5/3/92

Mansfield Brass with Nancy Boston, pianist

Mansfield Univ. faculty 

7/23/92 

Christine Donahue, soprano

Kingston, PA native. Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions 

2/11/93 

Gary Boerckel, pianist

Lycoming College faculty 

4/8/93 

DaPonte string Quartet with Thomas Hrynkiw, pianist

Wilkes Univ. Artists in Residence, Wilkes Univ. faculty

5/6/93 

Roosevelt Newson, pianist 

Bloomsburg Univ. faculty 

10/21/93            

DaPonte Quartet with Hugh Sung, pianist 

Wilkes Univ. Artist in Residence 

2/3/94 

DaPonte Quartet with Thomas Hrynkiw, pianist 

Wilkes Univ. Artists in Residence, Wilkes Univ. faculty

3/31/94   

DaPonte Quartet with Thomas Hrynkiw, pianist 

Wilkes Univ. Artists in Residence, Wilkes Univ. faculty

5/12/94  

DaPonte Quartet with Michael Landrum, pianist 

Wilkes Univ. Artists in Residence

10/6/94

Thomas Mark Fallon, countertenor, John Forconi, pianist 

Scranton natives, Mr. Fallon is a Pavarotti competition winner 

1/19/95 

Ellen Flint & Lois Forbes, duo pianists 

Wilkes Univ. faculty 

2/23/95 

Barry Hannigan, pianist 

Bucknell Univ. faculty 

5/25/95 

Ernest Ragogini, pianist 

Scranton native. (did not air as per artist) 

11/9/95   

Mary Hannigan, flutist, Barry Hannigan, pianist 

Susquehanna Univ. faculty, Bucknell Univ. faculty 

4/8/96 

John Couch, pianist 

Bloomsburg Univ. faculty 

9/12/96 

Zusammen, vocal ensemble 

Scranton-based chamber choir 

2/13/97 

DaPonte String Quartet 

Formerly Wilkes-Barre-based

3/27/97 

Hrynkiw-Liva-Brubaker Trio 

Wilkes Univ. faculty 

4/24/97 

The Lyric Consort, vocal ensemble 

Scranton-based a cappella group 

9/25/97   

Gabriel Gordon, violin, Marja Kaisla, piano

Formerly of Wilkes Univ. 

11/13/97             

Wendy Miller, soprano, Ervene Gulley, piano 

Bloomsburg Univ. faculty 

3/26/98 

Raphael Piano Trio 

Special benefit performance by this  internationally known trio for FM’s 25th Annv. 

7/9/98 

Helen Beedle, pianist 

Lehigh Univ. faculty. 

2/18/99 

Barry Hannigan, pianist 

Bucknell Univ. faculty 

4/11/99 

NEPA Music Teachers’ Assn. Recital 

Local piano teachers 

9/2/99 

Jeffery Gibbons, guitar, Barbara McMahon, flute 

Artists from the Poconos 

2/10/00 

Ellen Rutkowski, mezzo soprano, John Curtis, piano 

Resident of Nanticoke, College Misericordia Faculty 

5/5/00 

Eaken Piano Trio (presented in conjuction with Scranton Community Concerts) 

Artists in Residence at Dickinson College 

7/27/00 

Bucknell Quartet Program 

Summer program for gifted young musicians at Bucknell U. 

4/1/01 

NEPA Music Teachers’ Assn. Recital 

Local piano teachers 

5/17/01 

Paul Salerni, composer/pianist Mozart and Salerni 

Lehigh Univ. faculty. 

7/8/01 

Jill Van Nostrand, horn 

Belin Scholarship winner 

2/7/02 

Heidi Lowy, piano 

New Jersey concert pianist 

9/26/02 

Yosif Feigelson, cello, Thomas Hrynkiw, piano, Carol Tome, mezzo-soprano, Edward Wargo, flute, Amelia Christian, violin    

Marywood Univ. faculty 

11/7/02 

Eileen Hanisch, Soprano, Ellen Flint, Piano, David Sapadin, clarinet 

From Moscow, PA, Wilkes Faculty, Wilkes Faculty 

4/3/03 

James Douthit, piano 

Bloomsburg University faculty 

10/30/03 

Celentano Quartet 

Faculty from Bucknell and IUP 

11/30/03         

Paul Chou, violin, Sandra Rivers, piano 

Lehigh University faculty member, Intnat’lly known—guest soloist at Lehigh 

2/22/04 

Wendy Miller, soprano, Ervene Gulley, piano. 

Bloomsburg U. faculty 

3/24/04 

Peter Buchi, tenor 

Up-and-coming tenor on tour. 

8/29/04 

Michael Fine, clarinet, Gerald Kagan, cello, Susan Kagan, piano 

Record producer living in Poconos, Friends of Michael’s (this program never aired as per artists) 

11/7/04 

Sandra Rivers, piano 

Intnat’lly known collaborative artist in a rare solo concert. 

8/28/05 

Eaken Piano Trio 

PA-based nat’lly known ensemble. 

11/6/05 

Goldina & Loumbrozo, piano duo 

PA-based nat’lly known ensemble. 

2/6/06 

Ellen Rutkowski, mezzo-soprano, Arno Drucker, pianist. 

Marywood U. faculty member 

6/06 

Finalists from NEPA Philharmonic Young Artists Competition. 

 

11/12/06 

Barry Hannigan, pianist 

Bucknell U. faculty member 

4/1/07 

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble 

Professional ensemble based in Schuylkill Cty 

1/20/08 

Sophie Till, violin, Ron Stabinsky, piano 

Marywood University faculty 

2/23/08 

Eileen Hanisch, soprano, Ellen Flint, piano, John-Marcel Williams, guitar. 

From Moscow, PA and St. Gregory’s Academy 

4/5/08 

Humbert Lucarelli, oboe, Washington Barella, Thomas Hrynkiw, piano 

(35th Anniv event presented with help of Sondra Myers and Sally Bohlin) Marywood U. Facutly.

11/2/08   

Heather Petruzelli, soprano, James Higginbotham, tenor, Gary Norden, piano

 

Wilkes University graduate

2/15/09 

Erica Kiesewetter, violin, Cathy Kautsky, piano 

Concertmaster NEPA Philharmonic 

4/4/09 

Eaken Piano Trio             

Based in central PA

4/11/10   

Andrew Rammon, cello, Naomi, Niskala, piano 

Susquehanna Univ. faculty 

5/9/10 

Timothy Schwarz, violin, Sandra Rivers, piano 

Lehigh Univ. faculty

8/22/10   

Ko-Eun Lee, piano 

2009 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition Winner (co-production with the Polish Union, USA and the Wilkes University Polish Room)

11/21/10  

PA Guitar Quintet 

Lehigh Valley-based (Holiday program)

2/27/11 

Kunyoung Kim, piano 

Bloomsburg Univ. faculty (artist never approved recording for broadcast) 

4/3/11 

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble 

Schuykill County-based 

10/9/11 

Drew Petersen 

2010 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition 2nd Prize Winner (co-production with the Polish Union, USA and the Wilkes University Polish Room) 

11/13/11  

Williamsport Symphony Chamber Ensemble 

 

3/4/12 

Alberto Parrini, cello, Fabio Parrini, piano 

Alberto, current principal cellist with NEPA Philharmonic (artists never approved recording for broadcast)   

6/3/12 

Giovanni de Chiaro, guitarist 

Friend of Lisa Mazzarella. Family lives in NEPA.

9/30/12 

Tri-Cities Opera 

Opera company from Binghamton, NY 

1/27/13 

Gary & Bernadette Boerckel 

Gary is Prof. Emeritus of Lycoming College, host of WVIA’s Music to My Ears. Program done in conjunction with Tunkhannock/Wyo. Cty Book Discussion group on the novel “Ragtime”

2/24/13 

Anglo-American Duo 

Tim Schwarz,violin & Jane Beament, piano Tim was on faculty of Lehigh Univ. Now at Kutztown. Jane, from England, brought her husband David Osbon whose music was featured.

3/24/13 

Florestan Quartet  

This piano quartet featured violist John Michael Vaida, a native of the Sharvertown and son of John Vaida of Wyoming Seminary. 

10/13/13  

Gary & Bernadette Boerckel 

Gary is Prof. Emeritus of Lycoming College, host of WVIA’s Music to My Ears. Program done in conjunction with Tunkhannock/Wyo. Cultural Council. 

11/10/13 

Ellen Rutkowski, mezzo-soprano, Rick Hoffenberg, piano  

Ellen and Rick are on the faculty of Marywood Univeristy.

2/22/14 

Eaken Trio 

This internationally-known, Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble is based in central PA. The cellist is Andrew Rammon, principal of the Williamsport Symphony.

4/6/14 

Christine Moulton, flute, members of the Mansfield University faculty 

Also featured pianist Nancy Boston and soprano Allisa Rose. 

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