University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab, conductor

adamsjohn.jpg John Adams Roger Zahab leads the Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra in a program featuring John Adams' Shaker Loops Amy Williams' Cineshape 2 Jonny Greenwood's (Radiohead) Popcorn Superhet Receiver Roger Zahab's vibrant life Including a pre-concert talk  at 7:30 p.m. by John Adams, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2008–09 Composer of the Year Bellefield Hall Auditorium Tickets purchased in advance through ProArts: $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors, Call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org. Service fees apply. Tickets at the door: $15 and $8 Pitt students: Free with ID.  Press Release: Pitt's acclaimed contemporary music series Music on the Edge kicks off its most ambitious season yet when Roger Zahab conducts the Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra in a concert highlighting John Adams' Shaker Loops and Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver. John Adams is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Composer of the Year and he will give a pre-concert talk for all in attendance as part of a city-wide celebration of his residency with the PSO. Jonny Greenwood, perhaps best known as the lead guitarist for Radiohead, is also an accomplished concert music composer. He served in 2004 as the BBC's Composer-in-Residence and created the score for the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood.  Rounding out the program are Amy Williams' Cineshape 2 and Zahab's vibrant life. Williams and Zahab are both on the faculty of Pitt's Department of Music. The Music on the Edge season opener takes place on Tuesday, October 14 at Bellefield Hall Auditorium.  John Adams' pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 and the concert itself at 8 p.m.  Tickets purchased in advance through ProArts are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors, Call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org. Service fees apply. Tickets at the door are $15 and $8. Pitt students are admitted free with ID. Music on the Edge is co-directed by Pitt faculty composers Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenbmlum. The series is devoted to the performance of contemporary music by visiting artists from around the world as well as the Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab, conductor. For the 2008–09 season, Music on the Edge embarks on a new partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum including two concerts at the Warhol: guitarist/composer Elliot Sharp with the Sirius String Quartet in January and the Mary Rowell and Geoffrey Burleson violin/piano duo in February. MOTE and the Warhol will co-present the award winning chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound at the New Hazlett Theater this coming March.

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