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SVC Concert Series continues with “(S)Heroes” from the IonSound Project

SVC Concert Series continues with “(S)Heroes” from the IonSound Project

by Public Relations | April 24, 2024

LATROBE, PA  The latest installment of the SVC Concert Series, “(S)Heroes,” will take the stage in the Performing Arts Center, located in the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent College campus, on Sunday, Apr. 28, at 7 pm. This is a product of The IonSound Project, Pittsburgh’s preeminent contemporary chamber ensemble. IonSound Concert Poster

The group consists of three members: Kathleen Costello on clarient, Elisa Khanski on cello and Jack Kurutz on piano. Their set list is intended to be a tribute to overlooked and underappreciated female composers. 

Per The IonSound Project: “The frontier of classical music composers is arguably one of the last to be significantly breached by women; most featured here have valiantly forged their way in the past few decades. Without a recent surge of interest in artistic voices lost to the trends of history, composers like Louise Farrenc and Margaret Bonds would perhaps be in danger of being forgotten forever.”

This performance is an especially suitable addition to SVC’s celebration of 40 years of coeducation. 

IonSound continues: “We hope that this program is not just a celebration of the contributions of these women, but also reminds us of the joy to be found in discovering gems of culture and beauty that have been overlooked. While the obvious thread here is celebrating female composers, we have also tried to incorporate composers from around the world and a variety of styles to showcase the breadth and quality of what we have to choose from.”

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Saint Vincent Concert Series director J. Christopher Pardini at or 412-512-0738.


-David Collins, English major, of Oakmont



PHOTO: IonSound Concert Poster