Members of the New York Philharmonic to Perform at the Downtown Theater

Classical works by Brahms, Fauré and Chopin will highlight
“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” a concert featuring members of the New
York Philharmonic and Pace University Professor Judith Alstadter, on Sunday,
November 9, at 3 p.m., in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission
is $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information call (212) 346-1352.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

NEW YORK — Classical works by Brahms, Fauré and Chopin will highlight
“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” a concert featuring members of the New
York Philharmonic and Pace University Professor Judith Alstadter, on Sunday,
November 9, at 3 p.m., in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission
is $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information call (212) 346-1352.

“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon” will be performed by New York
Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon, violin; Barry Lehr, viola; and Qiang Tu, cello;
joined by Judith Alstadter, piano, a Pace professor in the theater and fine arts
department.

A member of the New York Philharmonic since 1961, Gordon was named
assistant concertmaster in 1971. Lehr has performed with the Boston Opera and Boston
Ballet and he was a principal violist with the New York Virtuosi. He joined the New
York Philharmonic in 1972. Born in China, Tu served as principal cellist of the
Princeton Chamber Symphony. He has appeared in Chicago, St. Louis and New York
among other major cities. He joined the New York Philharmonic in 1995. Alstadter has
performed in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States, including at Lincoln Center’s
Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Spanish playwright to recite work at the Pace Downtown Theater

Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era, will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call: (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

NEW YORK — Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and
controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era,
will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on
Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will
follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call:
(212) 346-1715.

Playwright Paloma Pedrero, born in Madrid, has written 15 plays, all of which has
been performed on stage in Spain. She will recite in Spanish her play Solos esta noche
(“Alone tonight”) with Robert Muro. A second play, “Longing to be Lauren” (La
llamada de Lauren), will be performed in English under the direction of Chris Mack.

Among Pedrero’s works are La noche dividida (“A Night Divided”), El color de
agosto (“The Color of August”), Locas de amar (“Love Crazy”) and Esta noche en el
parque (“Tonight in the Park”). She has expanded the boundaries of realist theater by
including, redefining and more often than not, satirizing many of the “sacred cows” of
Spanish culture and literary tradition.

Her creative and artistic versatility as playwright, stage and screen actress, theater
teacher, director and producer reveal a multifaceted knowledge of the dramatic genre and
a dynamic commitment to the Spanish stage. Her work has gained her not only national
recognition, but it has enjoyed international attention as well.

The program is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department in Pace
University’s Dyson College of Arts and Science and the Spanish-student organization
Tertulias.