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Press Release


Brahms Requiem to be performed at UDHS

Tickets are on sale for an upcoming Upper Dublin Education Foundation’s Arts & Lecture Series event, Independence Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and the Abington Choral Club performing Brahms’ Requiem, on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3 pm in the Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center.  Proceeds will be donated to the Upper Dublin Education Foundation and benefit student music programs in the Upper Dublin School District.  

The Independence Sinfonia, under the direction of Maestro Jerome Rosen, will be joined by the Abington Choral Club, under the direction of Peter Hilliard. The soloists are Sarah Shafer, Soprano and Steven Pollack, Baritone.

Sarah Shafer, a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, is quickly emerging as a sought-after operatic and concert artist.  Her credits for the Curtis Opera Theatre include over twenty productions and a variety of roles including Pamina in The Magic Flute, Almirina in Rinaldo, Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Monteccho, Ilia in Idomeo and Rosina in The Barber of Seville.

Steven Pollack lives in Upper Dublin and has performed in opera, musical theater, cabaret and private function venues for many years in the greater Philadelphia area.  He has recently appeared as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Germont in La Traviata, The Count in The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto in Rigoletto and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus.

The program also includes Schumann’s Cello Concerto, with guest artist, Samuel Walter

Samuel Walter, cellist, is a sophomore at Haverford College. He studied with George Atanasiu and has taken master classes with Lynn Harrell and other world renowned cellists.  Samuel performed at the Kimmel Center and has won many competitions, including the Tricounty Youth Competition, Warminster Symphony Competition and the Old York Road Symphony Competition.