Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will present “Land that I Love: A Concert of Two Pianos with an International Flare” Fri., April 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Knox Room, Long Hall.
Faye W. D’Ippolito, candidate for the PC(USA) commissioned lay pastorate, and Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, will perform five selections in addition to Angela Hancock, assistant professor of homiletics and worship, singing The Star Spangled Banner.
Other pieces include Variationen über ein Thema von Joseph Haydn Opus 56b (Brahms), Anticipations of Scotland Opus 75 (Moscheles), The Canadian (Merritt), Porgy and Bess Fantasy for Two Pianos (Gershwin), and Union (Gottschalk).
Pianist, harpsichordist, organist, and performer of other Renaissance and Baroque period instruments, D’Ippolito, began her classical concert-touring career when she made her debut in Steinway Hall at the age of 14. She studied music performance, theory and history at University of North Carolina, Duke, and other universities starting at the age of 12. It was at this same age that she first soloed with the North Carolina Symphony, and has performed both internationally and throughout the United States.
Prior to her service at Pittsburgh Seminary, Humphrey taught at several colleges and universities in Canada, and was professor of Scripture at Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada, from 1997-2002. She earned her bachelor’s from Victoria University (University of Toronto), during which time she also became an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (piano performance); she received her doctorate from McGill University, Montreal, and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. At one time the musical director and organist at St. George’s Anglican Church in Ottawa, she now plays oboe in the North Suburban Symphonic Band.
Individual suggested donation is $10 and all proceeds will be directed toward The Student Scholarship Fund for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and more than 300 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.