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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.
Starting this weekend Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society will host eighth blackbird, the leading contemporary music ensemble, in a three-day residency culminating in their performance Monday night for PCMS at Carnegie Music Hall. On Saturday night, eighth blackbird will perform compositions by local university student's including Pitt Grad student Kerrith Livengood.
sachem-o.jpg I am performing my brand new album at the William Pitt Union Assembly Room on Saturday, February 9th. The event is from 7pm to 8pm and is free.
Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will launch a series of concerts featuring important violin concertos of the early 20th century, including Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (1916–17), Sibelius’ Violin Concerto (1903–04), And Carl Nielsen’s Violin Concerto (1911). Outstanding student musicians Ian Chow and Joe Liu will perform the Prokofiev and Sibelius concerti on February 6 and 20 respectively, while Pittsburgh Symphony member Laura Motchalov will perform the Nielsen on March 26.

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