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Or you could just call it a "spective" since, starting from early in the month we'll be sharing some highlights from the musical feast provided by our ensembles and outstanding soloists. The first two excerpts are from the Honors Recital helf on April 7 in Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Kaitlin Mitchell, who just completed her freshmen year, performed Medelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso. kaitlinmitchell.mp3
Since my first première two years ago—a breakneck performance by Rob Frankenberry of my piano solo My Green Malady II—I’ve had over a dozen works (and over two hours of music) performed at Pitt. For my senior project in music, then, it seemed natural to organize a full-length concert of my own works, and with the help of Phil Thompson and Roger Zahab, this event—which I wouldn’t have considered possible three years ago—is actually happening. The concert, entitled “A Love Affair with Sound,” will take place on Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oakland. It will be free and open to the public. Performers will include Sarah Albani, Callah Antonetti, Ben Harris, Emily Hawkins, Dave Hidek, Jess Hohman, Joe Liu...
ritatila.JPG This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert covered a wide range of Indonesian music, from traditional gamelan to Indonesian pop. The above photo shows singer and instrumentalist Rita Tila performing on the kacapi (zither). In the background Samantha Swami plays the peking. duet_gamelan.JPG Composer Nano S. (playing the suling) and Rita Tila perform a duet with the Gamelan...
During the last weekend in March the Men's Glee Club performed in the 43rd Intercollegiate Men’s Chorus National Seminar in Vienna, Virginia. In this photo, the Glee Club can be seen performing in the beautiful Vienna Presbyterian Church. gleeclubdc1.jpg
Tonight's Honors Recital provides a rare opportunity to hear Schönberg's Sech Kleine Klavierstücke performed live and an equally rare opportunity to hear a bassoon duet. Also on the program are works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven all performed by our talented undergraduates. the concert takes place at 8 p.m. at Bellefield Hall Auditorium and is free.
ALIA MUSICA Pittsburgh presents... ...a trumpet and a harp... Vivaldi and jazz... double reeds and string quartet... a bass clarinet and a suspended cymbal... an insistent tritone and a woodwind chorale Sounds interesting? Well, I'm delighted to write here in the Pitt music blog, and to invite everyone to attend this concerts. Alia Musica is an 'independent' ensemble, but it actually stemmed from Pitt and still features most of Pitt's composition grads.
Congratulations to Colter Harper who received an award for Outstanding Paper at the University's 2008 Graduate Student Expo. Harper, who is a PhD candidate (ethnomusicology) and Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship winner, gave a paper titled "The Chitlin Circuit: The Embodiment of Jazz in Physical Space and Social Action." Also participating from the Department of Music were Yuko Eguchi (ethnomusicology), Ben Harrison (composition), and Kerrith Livengood (composition and theory).
ionsound.jpg Pittsburgh-based contemporary music ensemble IonSound Project will present a program of new works by University of Pittsburgh Graduate Student Composers. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free Press Release Pitt’s Department of Music will present new compositions by graduate student composers in collaboration with Pittsburgh contemporary music ensemble IonSound Project. The program will feature works by Mark Fromm, Matt Gillespie, James...
We are pleased to announce that The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club has been invited to participate in the 43rd Intercollegiate Men’s Chorus National Seminar in Vienna, Virginia. The seminar will take place March 27th-29th and is hosted by the Washington Men's Camerata and the U.S. Army Chorus. The seminar will feature choruses from universities all over the country, including University of Michigan, Rutgers, and University of Miami, to name only a few.

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