University of Pittsburgh
January 30, 2006

Pitt to Host Fourth Annual Valentine's Day Concert Featuring Daphne Alderson Feb. 14

This event is part of the Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artists Series
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Cabaret and classical singer Daphne Alderson will perform in the University of Pittsburgh's Fourth Annual Valentine's Day Concert, titled "Daphne at the Movies: Mercer, Mancini, Gershwin, and Even Morricone," as part of the Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artists Series, at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. The series is part of the chapel's larger A Season of Music Series.

An adjunct applied voice instructor at Seton Hill University, Alderson made her 1998 debut in the New York City cabaret, "Songs and Chansons." Since then, she has performed in the New York City's Avery Fisher and Merkin halls; the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Bach Aria Festival in Stonybrook, N.Y.; and at various churches and arts organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy. Her contralto voice has been featured in numerous opera performances, in such roles as Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, among many others.

Admission for the Valentine's Day Concert is $20.

The series will culminate with the March 16 performance by Pitt professor emeritus of music and organist Robert Sutherland Lord with the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Admission is $12.

For more information, call 412-624-4157 or visit