University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

Scenes from Composition and Theory PhD candidate Nizan Leibovich’s opera The Peace will be presented as part of Vertical Player Repertory’s Celebration of National Opera Week. VPR commissioned Leibovich and librettist Isidore Elias to create The Peace for its In the Works development series.

Mathew Rosenblum’s latest CD, Circadian Rhythms, is now available from New World Records. Most the works on the album were composed within the last ten years and three are recorded here for the first time.

October 15, 2012 - 7:30pm

Pianist Donna Amato and violinist Warren Davidson team up for a concert of music for violin and piano (or piano and violin). The program features Carson Cooman's Sonata #3 for Violin and Piano, Opus 950. Cooman himself will present for the performance.

March 23, 2013 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present NOW ENSEMBLE, a dynamic group of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. The groundbreaking composer/performer collective will premiere Patrick Burke and Emily Pinkerton’s Rounder Songs and a new work by Mark Dancigers.

February 16, 2013 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum are proud to co-present Soprano Haleh Abghari and percussionist Lisa Pegher at The Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday February 16th at 8 p.m.

In the first year of their Investing in Professional Artists program, the Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation have awarded Amy Williams a $10,000 creative development grant to record her recent chamber music.

December 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

The renowned percussion ensemble returns to Pitt performing Eric Moe’s Danger: Giant Frogs, Amy Williams’ Dream Landscape (world premiere), Wayne Peterson’s Trap Drum Fantasy, and John Cage’s Third Construction, One4, Three2, and cComposed Improvisations.

November 18, 2012 - 7:00pm

Music on the Edge kicks off its 2012–13 season with New York’s highly acclaimed contemporary music ensemble, Sequitur. The concert takes place at the University of Pittsburgh’s Bellefield Hall Auditorium on Sunday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

October 14, 2012 - 7:30pm

IonSound Project's 2012–13, “CreatION Sound: Music and Art for Humans and Robots,” presents dramatic and highly original collaborations between IonSound and two of Pittsburgh’s leading robotic artists. The first concert, Technologically Sound, will feature original work by artist Jeremy Boyle.

Roger Zahab’s Akron Chronogram, a multimedia work commissioned by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, received glowing reviews in both the Akron Beacon Journal and ClevelandClassical.com.

Kerry Clawson of the Akron Beacon Journal wrote,

“Throughout the quickly shifting, 22-minute score, Zahab included mysterious chimes and multiple surprises, including having the musicians stomp their feet rhythmically. Among the most beautiful moments was cellist Michael DeBruyn’s solo, paired with an image of a white moon against a black sky.”

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