Made in Pittsburgh - Public Concerts

Made in Pittsburgh
Made in Pittsburgh
Photos: Rehearsal of String Quartet Selections Roy Sonne, 1st violin; Stephanie Swoveland, 2nd violin; Carol Fraley, Viola; Charlotta Klein Ross, Cello

Made in Pittsburgh

OCTOBER 10, 2017, 1:00 pm
Don Rasely, Organizer
Free Public Event

Music written by Pittsburgh area composers including Gaylord Yost, Harvey Gaul, Stephen Foster, David Stock, and Henry Mancini.

GAYLORD YOST, was an American violinist and composer, born in Fayette, Ohio. He studied music in Toledo and Detroit. Following his studies in America, he traveled to Europe to study then returning to America he organized the Yost String Quartet. He taught at Indiana College of Music in Indianapolis and at the Pittsburgh Music Institute. He published the Yost Violin Method in three volumes and the Basic Principles of Violin Playing. He had an interest in politics and journalism and became editor and publisher of the Fayette Review. He was also elected mayor of Fayette from 1954-1957.

HARVEY GAUL, was a prolific American composer and organist/choir director. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Pittsburgh in 1910 where he accepted the position of organist at Calvary Episcopal Church until his death (1945). He was the music critic and arts editor of the Post Gazette until 1934. In 1936 he conducted the Pittsburgh Civic String Orchestra and in 1939 the Savoyard Opera Company until 1945. He taught at the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has sponsored the Harvey Gaul Composition Competition.

DAVID STOCK, was also a prolific and a stylistically versatile American composer and composer in residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1987-1988), the Seattle Symphony Orchestra 1996-1997). He served as professor of composition at Duquesne University and as conductor of the university's Contemporary Music Ensemble. He was the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

HENRY MANCINI, was an American composer of film and television music. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents moved to Aliquippa when he was the age of 7. He studied at the Carnegie Institute and Juilliard School of Music and afterwards went to Los Angeles to study composition. He became a composer for Universal-International film. He was immediately recognized as a composer of melodramatic music after his jazzy theme for the television series "Peter Gunn." He was honored with television awards and several Academy Awards for film scores.

Concert Program

Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair – Stephen Collins Foster 1826-1864  arranged by Gaylord Yost 1888-1958
Etching – Gaylord Yost 1888-1958
Pastel – Gaylord Yost 1888-1958
Rustic Dance – Gaylord Yost 1888-1958
Roy Sonne, 1st violin; Stephanie Swoveland, 2nd violin; Carol Fraley, viola; Charlotta Klein Ross, cello

Two Yiddish Lullabies from Three Yiddish Songs – David Stock 1939-2015
Catherine Bomstein, soprano
Roy Sonne, 1st violin; Stephanie Swoveland, 2nd violin; Carol Fraley, viola; Charlotta Klein Ross, cello

Sing-along Song – Harvey B. Gaul 1881-1945
Roy Sonne, violin; Donald Rasely, piano

The New Henry Mancini Songbook – Henry Mancini 1924-1994

Bachelor in Paradise from "Bachelor in Paradise" 
Robert Herold*, baritone; Donald Rasely, piano

It Had Better Be Tonight from "The Pink Panther"
Catherine Bomstein, soprano; Donald Rasely, piano

How Soon from the Television Production "The Richard Boone Show"
Loss of Love theme from "Sunflower"
Robert Herold*, baritone; Donald Rasely, piano

Days of Wine and Roses from "Days of Wine and Roses"
Catherine Bomstein, soprano; Donald Rasely, piano

(I Love You and) Don't Your Forget It
Robert Herold*, baritone; Donald Rasely, piano

Moon River from "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Catherine Bomstein, soprano; Donald Rasely, piano

*Guest

A Reception Will follow the performance


Event Location

Rodef Shalom's Levy Hall
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States