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Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free Performances by the Department of Music's outstanding undrgraduates. Featuring music by Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven, and Chopin. Performed by Violinist Danielle Rager, cellist Elizabeth Cook, pianists Brian Hu, Qui Dong Chen, and Katie Farris. Update: Also on the program are Sachem Orenda and and a jazz quintet made up of Mike Robinson (Tenor Sax), Brandon Hang (Trombone), Anthony Joseph (Bass), Jim Holman (piano), and Eric Downs (drums).
Spring Music Monday, March 30, 2009 at  8:00 pm Bellefield Hall Auditorium free admission music  by Béla Bartók, Max Bruch, Frederic Chopin, W.A. Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Domenico Scarlatti, Eli Tamar, Ralph Vaughan Williams performed by Ian Chow - violin, Will Gardella - clarinet, Matt Gillespie - piano, Regina Kettering - piano, Danielle Rager – violin, Andrej Savol -  piano, Jennifer Sternick - violin, Roger Zahab - violin, Shuo Zhang – piano, and the University Handbell Ensemble
I was thinking of having a recital, but as it turns out, most of what I would do if I had one, I’ll already be doing in an event this Thursday! Pitt’s own Colter Harper, Carlos Peña and Geña will be among the performers that evening. I hope you’ll grace us with your presence. Peace, my friends! María Eugenia Nieves Escoriaza aka Geña Benefit for Bangladesh Your Inner Vagabond Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7 p.m. Admission: Students $7 Non-students $10 Children under 10: free Cause: This event is a benefit for improving the quality of education in rural Bangladesh. We are currently working with a school in Sherpur village located approx. 100 miles north of the capital Dhaka. We are raising funds to build a library, provide teacher training, support the students financially...
Sophomore Kaitlin Mitchell performs Schumann's Piano Concerto with Pitts Orchestra tonight. Here are her thoughts about her experience with the piece.
The University of Pittsburgh' s School of Arts and Sciences will present its annual Grad Expo on Monday, March 16th at the William Pitt Union. The day will feature talks by Department of Music grad students Elizabeth Hoover, Ryan Durkopp, Colter Harper, Benjamin Breuer, James Ogburn, Kerrith Livengood, Karoline Bahrs, and Lisa Bona. A complete schedule for the Grad Expo and a list of topics can be found here. We hope to see you there!
Graduate composer Mark Fromm's composition Geode will be read during the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's student reading sessions. PSO Composer of the Year John Adams selected Fromm's work along with works by student composers from Duquesne, CMU, and West Virginia University. The works will be conducted by John Adams and Ed Cumming and Adams will give each composer feedback. Mark Fromm describes Geode as,
pachter_large.jpg Ethnomusicology graduate student Ben Pachter will give a lecture on Japanese group taiko drumming titled "Big Drum, Small World" as part of Pitt's Outside the Classroom Curriculum. Pachter's talk is sponsored by Asian Studies Center and takes place at Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in 4130 Posvar Hall.
Senior Sarah Albani is double major in music and biology. On Wednesday, February 18 she will perform Walton's Viola Concerto with the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. in Bellefield Hall Auditorium and is free to the public.
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free Music Mondays are informal recitals by Pitt faculty and students. This concert features the debut of our new Carpathian Music Ensemble. including music by Anonymous, J.S.Bach, Elliott Carter, Aaron Copland, James Paul Corsale, Michael DiBarry, Vince Guaraldi, Arthur Hellman, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum, Judith Weir  and Roger Zahab performed by
Doctoral candidate in musicology Dan Grimminger is director of the Mount Union College Department of Music's  Church Music Symposium. This year's symposium takes place on October 25 and focuses on Bach the Theologian. Several members of Pitt's music department will give talks at the symposium, including Professor of musicology Don Franklin, doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology Dorcinda Knauth, and alumni Mark Peters (PhD '03) and Ann Labounsky (PhD '91). For more information you can contact Dr. Daniel J. Grimminger, Obl.O.S.B. Mount Union College 330.309.3303 cell

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