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Posted: Monday Aug 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

Oboist Andrea Ridilla, a native of Latrobe, will open the 2012-2013 Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 8 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Yoland Collin on the piano

Ms. Ridilla is an internationally-acclaimed oboist who grew up in Latrobe.

Her program will include Madeleine Dring’s Three Piece Suite, Camille Saint-Saens’ Sonate pour hautbois et piano, Mario Lombardo’s Concerto for Oboe and Piano in One Movement, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet’s Sonata in C Major, Amílcare Ponchielli’s Capriccio and Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe.

She is Principal Oboe of the Classical Music Festival in Eisendstadt, Austria, and the Middletown Symphony under Maestro Carmon DeLeone. She is also Professor of Music at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and is a member of the Miami Wind Quintet. She has performed as a concerto soloist with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in Ecuador, the Festival Echternach in Luxembourg, the Moselle Music Festival in Germany, the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Austria, in Seoul Arts Center, Korea, with the Westmoreland Symphony and the Ashland Symphony.

She has performed solo recitals throughout Italy and has performed in the Festival Internacional de Musica de Camara in Colonia Tovar, Venezuela, and was a soloist in the Weiner Bezirkwochen Festival in Vienna.

Her latest CD is L’Amore Italiano, the lyrical oboe in opera and cinema, released on the Helicon label, and features her with the Sofia Philharmonic in Bulgaria under conductor, Ricardo Averbach. This is Ms. Ridilla’s sixth appearance on the Saint Vincent College Concert Series. Her last appearance was on January 17, 1998.

Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. They may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings.

Season tickets, flex passes, and group rates are also available.

A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.

Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.

Upcoming concerts in the series include Monroe Crossing, bluegrass, October 5; Andrew Tyson, piano, November 3; The Guidonian Hand, trombone quartet, November 30; The New Trio, January 26, 2013; Asteria, Renaissance Duo, February 23, 2013; Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Chamber Players, March 23, 2013; and Veit Hertenstein, viola, April 20, 2013.

The Saint Vincent College Concert Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. These grant funds are administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.


Photo: Andrea Ridilla 


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