Harpist André Tarantiles to Perform at The University of Scranton

08/25/08
Harpist André Tarantiles will return to The University of Scranton to perform “In Recital” on Friday, Sept. 12. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mr. Tarantiles has performed throughout the United States, as a soloist in all the major concert halls in New York City, and appeared on national television accompanying opera stars such as Renée Fleming, Marcello Giordani, Susan Graham, Maureen O’Flynn and Christine Goerke.

He is the principal harpist for many organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Opera National Company, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Riverside Symphonia, the Princeton Symphony, and the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He has also performed in orchestras backing up headliners as diverse as Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Jones, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, Roberta Flack, John Denver, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Patti Lupone. He has also performed on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall. He previously performed at The University of Scranton as part of its Noel Night program in 2006.

Mr. Tarantiles received a bachelor of music degree with high distinction and a master of music degree with highest distinction from Indiana University School of Music. His music is featured on CDs for several labels.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of performance music, at 941-7624, or at www.scranton.edu/music
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