The Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will present a free concert by pianists Katharine Ciarelli and Kevin Moore at 2 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 24.
Ciarelli said that the performance will be short enough for young people to attend. The duo will play pieces by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, and Antonin Dvorak, as well as two pieces composed by Moore.
"We will present the debut performance of a new piece Kevin composed this past summer called '...of sweet silent thought,'" Ciarelli said.
Katharine Ciarelli is an adjunct professor of piano at Onondaga Community College, teaching music appreciation, private piano, class piano and keyboard skills. She is also accompanist for the college choirs. She maintains a private studio in her home in New Woodstock, where she teaches students of all ages. In Syracuse, she has performed as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles for Civic Morning Musicals and the Pro Art- Eltinge Guild.
Ciarelli began her piano studies with Brunhilde McCune in Glens Falls and continued with Mary Watson at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, where she graduated in 1977 with a bachelor of music degree. She received a master of music degree in 1983 from Syracuse University where she studied with George Papastavrou. She has also studied in Syracuse with Kevin Moore.
Pianist Kevin Moore is a professor of music at Onondaga Community College, where he has taught since 1975. He is also a studio associate in Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music where he teaches music industry law and ethics.
Moore is a graduate of the Crane School of Music and also has degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University and Syracuse University. Between 1997 and 2000 he was interim vice president of academic affairs at Onondaga Community College. He is also an attorney, licensed to practice in New York State since 1987.