Preview this fall's music events on campus

D’Angelo Department of Music Faculty Recital Series
This series is put on annually by the music department. The faculty take turns performing their primary instrument for their students as well as members of the Erie community. This is a great opportunity for teachers to be able to showcase their talents, and for students to learn from their teachers’ performances. The recitals are very enjoyable and usually showcase many different genres of music.

Brent Weber, tenor, accompanied by Erik Meyer
Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall
Weber teaches various voice and opera classes at Mercyhurst as an assistant professor.

Erik Meyer, organ (venue TBA)
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
Meyer teaches organ at Mercyhurst as part of the adjunct faculty.

Regina Carter
Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the PAC
Jazz violinist Regina Carter will be presenting “Reverse Thread,” a collection of tunes that brings the African diaspora to life by celebrating the unique genre of African music. She will be joined by accordionist Will Holshouser, kora player Yacouba Sissoko, bassist Chris Lightcap and percussionist Alvester Garnett.

Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall
Bobby Sanabria is a very well-known multitalented jazz musician. He has been featured on several Grammy-nominated albums, as well as recognized for his vast radio and television work. He will bring his Latin flair to Mercyhurst with the help of Enrique Haneine on piano, Peter Brainin on saxophone and flute and Alex Hernande on bass. Sanabria will also hold a clinic open to all on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Walker Recital Hall.

Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. in the PAC
Yamato has come back to the PAC stage! The most popular show that has ever come to Mercyhurst is here with their new program entitled “Matsuri-Fiesta!” Yamato uses the Wadiko drum to create a dramatic and energetic performance full of acrobatics and humor that is full of Japanese tradition. These Japanese Taiko drummers will be sure to engage any audience.

Juan Carmona
Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall
Juan Carmona is hailed as one of the most creative flamenco guitarists of our generation. He blends tradition with his own unique style to create something new and wonderful, earning him two Latin Grammy nominations in the process. For his appearance at the PAC, he will be joined by bassist Didier Del Aguila, flautist Domingo Patricio, percussionist Pepe Motos and flamenco dancer Sabrina Romero.

Live Simulcasts from The Metropolitan Opera
Mercyhurst is one of the few schools in the nation that is lucky enough to stream live performances of full-scale opera performances directly from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. One Saturday each month, the Mercyhurst community has the chance to view these operas in HD quality for very low prices. You will feel like you are sitting in the front row of one of the most famous opera houses in the world when you attend one of these shows. For more information on the plots of these operas, go to

Puccini’s “Tosca”
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.

Verdi’s “Aida”
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

Puccini ‘s “Turandot”
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.