Pamela Roberts and Sheila Harwood Candlelight Concert on KPTZ

Courtesy of Port Townsend Leader

KPTZ partners with Trinity United Methodist’s Candlelight online Concerts to present a special concert on the radio. Pamela Roberts and Sheila Harwood are a classical cello and piano duo. Tune in to KPTZ Thursday August 26th from 7 to 8pm for this live event. More info and link to watch the live stream at Trinity United Methodist Church’s website.

The music for the concert will be mostly lighter, summery fare, including works by Couperin, Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Vaughn Williams, Copeland, Schumann, and a little Rachmaninoff for the romantics.

Pamela Roberts was faculty cellist at the University of Puget Sound. She performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony and Aspen Music Festival. As a chamber musician she worked with the Philadelphia String Quartet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra and Seattle Early Music Guild. Roberts was principal cellist of the Tacoma Symphony and 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra, and is currently principal cellist of the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra. She studied cello with Eva Heinitz, Toby Saks, and Alan Harris. She lives in Quilcene with her husband, Howard Gilbert, a well-known orchestral and jazz drummer.

Sheila Harwood earned her degrees in piano performance at the University of Washington under Bela Siki, followed by advanced studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She began her teaching career at the University of Washington, and worked as pianist and teacher in the Greater Seattle area for over 25 years. During that time, she enabled countless students to earn scholarships to the colleges of their choice – many of them Ivy League – based heavily upon their piano skills and awards. Sheila lives on Marrowstone Island, and is currently the Music Coordinator for Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.