University of Pittsburgh


March 26, 2010 - 8:00pm

Tickets in advance though ProArts: general admission $8.50, students and seniors $5. Visit or call 412-394-3353.
Tickets at the door: general admission $15, non-Pitt students and seniors $10. Pitt students free with ID.

Pitt's Carpathian Music Ensemble, founded and directed by Professor of Ethnomusicology Adriana Helbig, is featured this week in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It's an extensive article and you will want to read the whole thing, but here's a snippet that provides good insight into what the Carpathian Ensemble is all about. According to Helbig,

"[The music school] said I could start whatever ensemble I wanted. I looked at what I knew, and what would fit with Pittsburgh — there are so many Eastern European immigrants in this area — and instead of going country by country, I decided to choose the name 'Carpathian' which is regional. It includes Hungary, Slovakia,...

December 4, 2009 - 6:00pm

You are invited to a book-launch celebration and symposium for Music and Cultural Rights (University of Illinois Press, 2009), co-edited by Andrew Weintraub and Bell Yung, on Friday December 4, 2pm to 6pm, in the Kurtzman Room of the Student Union.

Chatham University will celebrate the Global Focus Year of West Africa at the Sounds of Africa Music Festival, Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3. Pauline Rovkah, professor of music and the festival director, has assembled Pittsburgh's finest music scholars and musicians for an incredible weekend of free events in the James Laughlin Music Hall. For more information contact Pauline Rovkah at 412-365-1676 or The festival will include discussions and performances by Pitt Department of Music faculty including Akin Euba, Eric Moe, and Roger Zahab, alumni Anicet Mundundu and members of Alia Musica Pittsburgh, and current graduate students Oyebade Dosunmu, Charles Lwanga, and Ayo Oluranti. Here is the...

Congratulations to Bell Yung, who has been invited, and agreed, to serve on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and attended a meeting at the Institute September 2-5, 2009.
William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room Beverley Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Music and Ethnomusicology Mike Madison, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh Damien Pwono, Executive Director of Global Initiative on Culture and Society, The Aspen Institute Andrew Weintraub, Associate Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh Bell Yung, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, free Debashish Bhattacharya will give a lecture-demonstration on Indian slide guitar and tabla during the regularly scheduled world music class.
132 Music Building, free Anne Rasmussen, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, William and Mary College
Assistant professor of music and Humanities Center Fellow Adriana Helbig will discuss  Cathedral of Learning 526, free

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