University of Pittsburgh


October 4, 2013 - 7:30pm

Acclaimed visiting musicians Rodrigo Invernizzi, Orion Morales, Ella Ponce and Daniel Fuenzalida will conclude a week-long residency at the University of Pittsburgh with a free recital to share their music and experience with students, faculty and the general public.  On piano, vibraphone, bass, guitar and percussion, they will play South American songs and original compositions that are i

April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Join Pitt's African Music and Dance Ensemble for an energetic exploration of traditional drum and dance music, including music for the harvest, the hunt, for comfort, and much more.

April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

One Night Only! The University Gamelan, directed by Andrew Weintraub, performs Bamboo and Bronze: Flute and Gamelan Music of West Java. Special guest artist and bamboo flute virtuoso Burhan Sukarma will perform on suling/bamboo flute. Kaitlyn Myers will lead members of the ensemble as they perform on Pitt's Gamelan Degung Ligar Pasundan.

April 4, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble will continue its energetic focus on music from the Carpathian region and the Balkans. Special emphasis will be placed on Romani music in anticipation of this year’s study abroad course "Romani Music, Culture, and Human Rights" taking place in the Czech Republic and Hungary May 24-June 15.

December 7, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pitt’s Gamelan, Carpathian Music Ensemble, and African Music and Dance Ensemble present an afternoon of music, dancing, and food. With special guest Sounds of Steel, a steel drum band from Urban Pathaways Charter School.

November 24, 2013 - 2:00pm

Tablaphilia is a tabla symphony based on the four stages of human life, conceived, composed, and directed by Samir Chatterjee. The music will be performed by Chhandayan Tabla orchestra and the composer will provide a preconcert lecture.

Tickets: $30, $25, $15. Pitt Students, free with valid ID, Non-Pitt students, $5. Contact or call 412-580-1023.

Today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features a preview of this weekend's University Gamelan concert including an extensive video interview with Professor of Music an

When the stage lights come up, the auditorium is enveloped in glowing warmth. The bright lights reflect off tuned metal bowls, gongs, and xylophones. When the musicians begin to play, western ears, used to the artificially even intervals of equal-tempered tuning, bask in the sound of intervals that hew to naturally occurring overtones.

Dr. Charles Lwanga has been selected to participate in the 2013 5th International Doctoral Workshop in Ethnomusicology. The workshop takes place from June 26–29 at the Center for World Music, University of Hildesheim in Germany.

The Department of Music, the Study Abroad Office, and the Center for Russian and East European Music are accepting applications for Pitt's newest study abroad program! Romani Music, Culture and Human Rights Program (Czech Republic and Hungary) takes place for May 24–June 15 and applications must be submitted by February 15.

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