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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
posted for Elizabeth Hoover, graduate student in musicology For over a year now I have been working with Madelyn Roehrig, the Education Specialist in Adult Studies at the Carnegie Museum of Art, in order to create an educational program in which music and art take center stage together. Due to my background in art history and my interest in using this discipline to explore music, the wonderful Joan McDonald recommended my name to Madelyn in the summer of 2007.  Ever since then, Madelyn and I have been brainstorming possible lecture topics and performance scenarios to present at the museum.
Asian Studies Center's presentation of Jero is sold out, but ethnomusicology grad student Yuko Eguchi will be at the concert and will report back on this blog. Yuko relates her own encounter with the Jero phenomenon phenomenon below.
mattshepherd.jpg  Last December, members of the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiered my short work Entremets for 14 winds and 2 percussionists. In the midst of Mendelssohn and Brahms, it was a little out of place—like some odd second cousin to the two great composers’ works. entremets.mp3 The story of how this little piece came to be is somewhat amusing, and at the request of Philip Thompson, I’m writing it here.
gleeclubsp08_2.JPG Richard Teaster led the Men's Glee Club in a performance at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. The group was in top form having recently performed at the Men's Chorus International Seminar (an adjudicated event). The first excerpt from their concert is a a John Dowland madrigal, Come, Come Again.
pamde08_3.JPG The Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble was on hiatus last fall and gave an open house this semester rather than a full-fledged concert, but what a night it was. Sister Marie Agatha Ozah (who recently completed her PhD in ethnomusicology), directed the ensemble and got the audience involved in a big way.
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.

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