‘Weber and Friends’ to entertain before Vespers

“Paul Weber and Friends” will present a musical program for the pre-vespers program at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Philosophy.

Paul Weber is a founding member and music director of the Thursday Morning Brass at Chautauqua. They perform throughout the season, and monies raised provide scholarship support for the brass instrumental students of the Music School Festival Orchestra. He is the principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and the Washington Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. He received his degrees in performance and education from Carnegie Mellon University and the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Ann Weber holds a degree in piano performance from the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. After graduation, she further studied with renowned pianist Eunice Norton. Weber is a frequent guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and currently teaches students ranging from age 7 to 70. She is active in Symphony South, an organization that supports the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Ann is the music director for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Chautauqua Institution.

Charlie Tea hails from Gibsonia, Pa., near Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the music school at Carnegie Institute of Technology and taught music for five years before becoming a high school guidance counselor for 33 years.

He has been coming to Chautauqua for more than 15 years and has been involved in musical groups at the Institution for seven years. He is a trumpet player with the Thursday Morning Brass, the Dixie Lakesiders and the Fairpoint Quintet.