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hcc12-07b.JPG Heinz Chapel, free Each year John Goldsmith and the Heinz Chapel Choir share the spotlight with outstanding high school choirs from around Pennsylvania by hosting their annual Chamber Choir Festival. Now in its 18th year, the event provides guest ensembles with an exciting performance experience and educational opportunity. This year the festival will feature a cappella choirs from Fox Chapel High School, State College High School, and Pine-Richland High School. The festival takes place at...
The Women’s Choral Ensemble will conclude the fall semester with a performance of Music for the Holidays. Under the direction of Lorraine Milovac, the ensemble will present a wide variety of music from Lift Thine Eyes from Mendelssohn’s Elijah to P.D.Q. Bach’s (aka Peter Schickele's) humorous Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John.
Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present an ambitious program to end their fall semester. The concert will include Mendelssohn’s well known Hebrides Overture (also known as Fingal’s Cave), Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and the premiere of a composition by Pitt student composer Matthew Shepherd. Titled Entremet, Shepherd’s work will feature the orchestra’s wind and percussion sections. The concert takes place on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. at Bellefield Hall Auditorium (315 S.
On Friday November 30, the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club and director Richard Teaster will present Joseph Rheinberger’s Mass in F, Op. 190, with organist Donald Fellows. Duquesne University’s Pappert Men’s Chorale will also join the Glee Club as guest artists. Along with the Rehinberger Mass, the program will feature a variety of holiday music, including carols from Austria, Italy, and France and American holiday classics. Listen to the Men's Glee Club sing Cantate Domino, a track from their most recent CD.
joepepper.JPG Violinist Joe Liu pauses during a performance at the South Hills Giant Eagle Market District. Last chance to hear Pitt students of all types (alumni, grad students, and undergrads) perform at Giant Eagle Market Districts! This Saturday, November 24, we've got some new faces to brighten up your afternoon. At Giant Eagle in the South Hills Village, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pitt undergrad Ian Chow will be performing with Pitt alumni Amy Feinstein, Jennifer Sternick, and Wyatt True. If you were hoping...
drum_and_trump.jpg During recent fieldwork, Andrew Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow J. S. Kofi Gbolonyo took this photo of drum makers in the town of Peki Yensu, Ghana as they tested out their recent creations. These are the same makers who crafted the instruments currently in use by Pitt's African Music and Dance Ensemble. According to Kofi, the trumpet is used only for rhythmic reinforcement, and not melodically. The use of the trumpet in this context is a good example of how African communities appropriated elements of colonial influence into indigenous culture. Kofi drew...


The American Musicological Society held its Annual Meeting in Quebec City November 1–4. Several of our grad students and faculty were in attendance and, in between sessions, had time to catch up with alumni and friends of the Department of Music. Many thanks to grad students Brandi Neal and Chris Ruth, and Professor Mary Lewis for the many excellent photos.

Please join us as we continue to serenade Giant Eagle Market District shoppers this Saturday, November 10. Pitt Students Kerrith Livengood, Ben Harris, Amanda Adametz, and Callah Antonetti will perform at Giant Eagle in the South Hills Village from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If the South Hills is too far away or just a skosh too early, check out Pitt students Joe Liu and Kristen Pueschel, and Pitt Alumni Amy Feinstein and (yours truly) Jennifer Sternick at the Shadyside Market District between 1 p.m.
Bellefield Hall Auditorium free music by Joshua Applas, Aubrey Byerly, Emily Cain Justin Cardinale, Benjamin Emata, Morton Feldman, Ben Greenwood, Eric Moe, Amanda Nowotny, Franz Schubert, and Matthew W. Shepherd performed by Callah Antonetti, Joshua Applas, Daniel Burgun, Justin Cardinale, Jamie Clifton, Ben Emata, Matt Gillespie, Ben Greenwood, Ben Harris, Clara Lee, Amanda Nowotny, Matthew W. Shepherd, and Roger Zahab

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