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Two familiar faces returning to MostArts 2023: Lucy Mauro, Anthony Pattin to perform Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals

Music that makes you smile will take the stage of the Miller Theater Tuesday, July 25 when the 2023 MostArts Festival hosts The Special Family Concert, featuring Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture finale, Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, and Johann Strauss’s Radetsky March.

 Families with children will have free admission. Email to reserve your free tickets.

 Two veterans of past MostArts Festival return to Alfred to perform in the concert: Classical Pianist and Hornell native Lucy Mauro and pianist Anthony Pattin. They will perform together Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals.

 Born and raised in Hornell, Mauro is Associate Professor Piano at the West Virginia University School of Music. She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University after making her concerto debut at the age of 14 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

 In addition to her teaching responsibilities at WVU, Mauro has performed and taught for festivals and schools in Germany, Italy, Spain, China and throughout the U.S. Recent performances include the 2013 Esterházy Festival in Austria.  Her 2017 album, Mademoiselle: Première Audience- Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award.

 In addition to her performance July 25, she will perform for the MostArts Sound Bites Sampler chamber music concerts beginning at noon. The chamber music series will take place in Nevins Theater in the Powell Campus Center with parking available by the Brick and Herrick Library. Box Lunches will be available at the Community Table next door to Nevins.

 Joining Mauro for the Special Family Concert, Pattin gave his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1998. Reviews of that performance described Pattin "a pianist of definite skills and strengths” … and “a solid presence onstage, confident and gracious.”

Pattin has performed concerts throughout the U.S. including on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. In addition to two concert tours of Japan, he has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and Central America.

He currently is Professor Emeritus at the University of Montevallo appears frequently on the Alabama Symphony's "Concertmaster and Friends" series.