Music on the Edge and the Warhol present violinist Mary Rowell and pianist Geoffrey Burleson

At The Andy Warhol Museum rowellburl.jpg Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present Mary Rowell and Geoffrey Burleson Performing music by George Antheil, Jon Appleton, Eve Beglarian, Amy Kohn, Vincert Persichetti, Julia Wolfe, and Arvo Pärt Tickets purchased in advance through ProArts: $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors, Call 412-394-3353 or visit Service fees apply. Tickets at the door: $15 and $8 Pitt students: Free with ID. Press Release: Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum follow up the highly successful launch of their collaboration with a concert by Violinist Mary Rowell and Pianist Geoffrey Burleson. Both prominent figures in New York's new music scene, Rowell and Burleson will present an eclectic program that ranges from the ethereal atmosphere of Arvo Pärts famous Fratres to the experimental pop of Amy Kohn's Snow to Cement. In between those poles Rowell and Burleson present works by Gerogre Antheil (Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum), Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe (Mink Stole), and the Pittsburgh premiere of Jon Appleton's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano. Burleson will add solo piano works by David Rakowski and Vincent Persichetti to round out the program. Considered by critics to be one of the most important and exciting performers on the contemporary scene today, violinist Mary Rowell is equally at ease on the stage of Lincoln Center and in grunge rock clubs. Frequently a soloist with the New York City Ballet, she has stunned the dance world with her brilliant solo electric violin performances of Richard Einhorn’s Maxwell’s Demon. Mary has also performed and recorded with notables Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Billy Joel, John Lurie, and Steve Coleman. Mary Rowell is a founding member of the quartet ETHEL (, and is currently the Concertmaster of both the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and the Palm Beach Orchestra. Geoffrey Burleson, pianist, has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. The New York Times has hailed Mr. Burleson’s solo performances as “vibrant and compelling”, praising his “rhythmic brio, projection of rhapsodic qualities, appropriate sense of spontaneity, and rich colorings.” Burleson’s first solo CD, Arthur Berger: Complete Works For Solo Piano (Centaur), received high praise from The New York Times, Gramophone, The Boston Globe, and The American Record Guide. The concert takes place on Saturday, February 21 , 2009 at The Andy Warhol Museum 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 Service fees apply. Tickets at the door are $15 and $8. Pitt students are admitted free with ID. Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences, 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 outstanding visiting artists from around the world. The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, serves more than 80,000 visitors of all ages per year. Opened in 1994, the museum features extensive permanent collections of art and archives of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. The museum, a primary resource for anyone seeking insights into contemporary art and popular culture, is also an active cultural center that presents contemporary performance through its Sound Series and Off The Wall series.