Garcia Helps Launch New Music Festival

The HEAR/NOW Festival of New Sound will unfold over two days, on April 13 and 14, and many Department of Music alumni, students, and faculty will contribute. Federico Garcia (PhD 2006) has played a leading role in organizing the festival in partnership with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Alia Musica Pittsburgh, the composer performer collective Garcia helped found. HEAR/NOW will also feature David Gerard Matthews (PhD 2011) leading the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra, Eric Moe performing his own solo piano music, and Dave Eggar playing music by Mathew Rosenblum. The festival will include performances by outstanding guest artists such as Tim Munro (eighth blackbird), Pamela Z, and DJ Spooky along with stellar artists from Pittsburgh’s vital new music scene. You can see the whole schedule at the Kelly-Strayhorn web site.