The Q&A performance session presented by the Lively Arts and IUP Libraries, and featuring the ground-breaking, all-female
Horn quartet Genghis Barbie, has been scheduled for 3:30–4:30 p.m.
this coming Friday, January 22, in the Stapleton Library Commons.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the members, ask questions, and hear
the French Horn played like you’ve never heard before!
This amazing French Horn foursome consists of Rachel Drehmann (aka Attila the
Horn), Danielle Kuhlmann (aka Velvet Barbie), Leelanee Sterrett (aka
Cosmic Barbie), and Alana Vegter (aka Freedom Barbie).
The group has a combined 24 years of conservatory training and
delivers a visceral and unadulterated musical adventure. Performing
arrangements of pop music from the 1960s to today, contemporary
commissions, and classical works, they are the most versatile and
expansive group in New York City’s music scene. Genghis Barbie is
completely self-generated and self-propelled and vows to create
distinctive, interactive, and personal performances.
In addition to their busy NYC performing schedule, the French Horn
quartet of ladies has performed as contributing artists at the 2011
International Horn Society Symposium, in San Francisco, playing
Schumann's Konzertstück with the Southern Methodist University Wind Ensemble, and appearing on America's Got Talent.
In May 2012, Genghis Barbie made its Carnegie Hall debut in the
premiere of a new concerto for four horns, commissioned by the New York
As educators, they have toured numerous universities presenting
workshops, master classes, and lectures on musical entrepreneurship.
“When the group speaks to the classes about entrepreneurship,”
Kuhlmann says, “we divulge the secret of business, which is that we love
what we do.”
For more information on Friday’s Q&A session or their January 23 performance at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-357-2787.
Tickets for their performance in Fisher Auditorium are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting the
IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $28; Discounted for seniors or groups of 10 or more: $24; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $16.