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Featuring music  by Elliott Carter, James Paul Corsale, Michael DiBarry, Marcos Balter, Roger Zahab, and Burkhardt Reiter performed by James Paul Corsale, guitar Michael DiBarry, Roger Zahab, and Leah Givelber, violins Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free
withrhomairama.jpg Andrew Weintraub with Rhoma Irama, The King of Dangdut, who will perform at Pitt on October 11. Andrew Weintraub (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology) has been awarded a 2008 Global Academic Partnership grant by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) to organize an interdisciplinary international conference on Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia. The conference will be held at the...
This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert presented a broad range of traditional and popular Indonesian music. The first excerpt, Sampak, is an example of traditional Gamelan music. The second excerpt features the Dangdut Cowboys performing Jablai Jam with singers Rita Tila and Ening Rumbini. Dangdut is a form of popular Indonesian music.
ritatila.JPG This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert covered a wide range of Indonesian music, from traditional gamelan to Indonesian pop. The above photo shows singer and instrumentalist Rita Tila performing on the kacapi (zither). In the background Samantha Swami plays the peking. duet_gamelan.JPG Composer Nano S. (playing the suling) and Rita Tila perform a duet with the Gamelan...
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free Joining Roger Zahab for a concert of new music are
Tanya Maggi, viola David Russell, ‘cello Joe Liu, violin, and Robert Frankenberry, piano
The progam will feature Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for viola and piano, Nicola LeFanu's Piano Trio, Orianna Webb's Piano Trio, Judith Weir's St. Agnes, and the first performance of Roger Zahab's Venus transported.


The American Musicological Society held its Annual Meeting in Quebec City November 1–4. Several of our grad students and faculty were in attendance and, in between sessions, had time to catch up with alumni and friends of the Department of Music. Many thanks to grad students Brandi Neal and Chris Ruth, and Professor Mary Lewis for the many excellent photos.

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