University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

October 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

Roger Zahab conducts I give you the end of a golden string by Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music),

October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge opens its 2014–15 season with Meridian Arts Ensemble. A sextet comprising five brass players and a percussionist, Meridian is America’s leading brass group exploring the music of today.

Neil Newton’s recent analytical article “An Aspect of Functional Harmony in Schoenberg's Early Post-Tonal Music” appears in the Music Analysis vol. 33, 1 (sub. req.). In his analysis, which pays special attention to Schoenberg’s Op.

The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music makes its debut today (May 22) and Department of Music alumni and faculty are playing key roles. Alia Musica Pittsburgh and director Federio Garcia (PhD 2006) initiated the PFNM and led the organization and funding efforts required for this complex series of events.

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Eric Moe Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, an endowed position held previously by Professor of Music Emeritus Akin Euba.

Composer Elizabeth Brown will perform on the theremin when the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premieres her composition Arboretum tonight at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Here are Brown's thoughts on Arboretum and the theremin.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Elizabeth Bloom previewed Saturday's Music of Burr Van Nostrand concert.

February 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

Composer Martin Boykan (Brandeis University) will discuss his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present the next installment in its yearlong celebration of Pittsburgh composers over the weekend of February 7–9 with a program that features new compositions by Department of Music faculty members Mathew Rosenblum and Amy Williams and graduate student Bomi Jang.

February 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

Music on the Edge and The Consortium will present a a solo piano concert by Anthony Coleman on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. Admission is $10 at the door. Bassist Jason Ajemian will open the evening.

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