Support the UUCSC Music Department’s Presentation

of the Brahms Requiem at the Hall of Liberty


Suggested Donation Levels

A donation is not required to reserve seats.

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Dr. Seth Houston, Lecturer

Dr. Houston will present our pre-concert lecture. As director of choral activities at the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Dr. Houston is an expert lecturer and has presented papers at national and regional conferences including the National Collegiate Choral Organization and American Brahms Society.


Dr. Nancy Holland, Conductor

Dr. Holland recently earned her doctorate in Choral Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She first heard the Brahms Requiem performed at age 16 as part of a memorial concert for a close friend and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the music. Throughout her life, she has found herself drawn to performances of the Brahms Requiem and has pursued the opportunity to both study and sing the piece numerous times. This opportunity to conduct is “the culmination of a life-long dream.”


Ariel Pisturino, Soprano

Ariel holds a Masters of Music from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, a Bachelors degree in Music from Northern Arizona University, and is an OperaWorks alumna. She co-founded the performance troupe Chamber Opera Players of LA and the new music summer concert series unSUNg, which focuses on new and unknown vocal music.


Scott Levin, Baritone

Scott earned his Bachelors degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Graduate Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music. His appearances at the Pacific Opera Project include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La bohème, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, the Sacristan in Tosca, and KoKo in The Mikado. Scott has also performed with Long Beach Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Celestial Opera, Center Stage Opera, Redlands Opera Theater, and Orange County Opera.


Alan Geier, Pianist

Alan is an accomplished pianist who has performed all over Southern California, including work with the Donald Brinegar Singers, Caltech Glee Club, Pasadena Pro Musica, and Occidental College Chorus. He is also a popular teacher at Pasadena’s Polytechnic School, where he has been a full-time member of the music faculty for Middle and Upper School students for 35 years. Alan is also enjoying his 15-year tenure as Director of the Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt State University.

Kevin Mathie, Pianist

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the music industry as a composer, music director, and pianist. During his career, he has led over 100 musical productions and received numerous awards. Based in Los Angeles, Kevin specializes in orchestral music for film, including hybrid orchestrations combining electronic instruments such as synths and guitars. His compositions have been featured on television networks including SHOWTIME®, TNT, CBS, and also been used in film, television, radio, and live theater productions. He also composes for musical theater and incidental music for plays.