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Update: Heading over to the WPU soon. Hope to see many of you there and please grab a copy of our beautiful new brochure! Our wonderful friends from PITT ARTS will host their annual Arts Fair at the William Pitt Union Ballroom Thursday, September 17, 11 AM – 1:30 PM Enjoy Free Lunch and Win Prizes! Learn about Pittsburgh's exciting arts scene! HEAR about Pittsburgh's cutting...

As you all know, Heinz Chapel Choir member Tim Parenti has been tearing up the blogosphere with his amazing posts about the China tour. I've talked to a lot of people who are very excited about Tim's blog entries and the tour, but express some hesitancy to actually leave a comment, so I thought I'd share a little trick that might increase your comfort level, especially if you are new to the blogosphere. Use a nickname.
carpathianpor.jpg Adriana Helbig is pictured above (center) with the members of Pitt's Carpathian Music Ensemble.
Noon, Thursday, February 26 132 Music Building, free Johannes Brahms, Intermezzo Op.118 no.2 Brian Hu, piano Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata Op.10 no.1, Allegro molto e con brio Qui Dong Chen, piano C.W. Gluck, Melodie (from Orfeo) Fritz Kreisler, Liebesleid Danielle Rager, violin *Roger Zahab, at the piano J.S. Bach, Short Prelude in D minor Frederic Chopin, Waltz in E minor Katie Blashford, piano *faculty artist
Join our new Carpathian Music Ensemble at their open house for regional food, singing and dancing! Adrianna Helbig (Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology) is the founder and director of the ensemble. Tuesday, December 2, from 5–7 p.m. Bellefield Hall Room 423 (aka Lou Little Gym—go all the way to the fourth floor, to the back of the building, through the glass doors , turn right, and follow your ears!)
Along with all our diverse and exciting concert series, Music at Pitt offers the opportunity to interact with artists and scholars through lectures and discussion. Our next three events provide insight into the creative process of two contemporary composers, Ricky Ian Gordon and John Adams, as well as that of J.S. Bach.
The Department of Music offers opportunities for students to participate in a variety of ensembles. Singers can audition for the Heinz Chapel Choir, Men's Glee Club, or Women's Choral Ensemble. Instrumentalists can audition for the Symphony Orchestra and Jazz ensemble. For those interested in world music we offer the African Music and Dance Ensemble as well as the Gamelan Ensemble. Our world music ensembles do not require an audition and beginners are welcome.
On Friday March, 21 the Department of Music presents a colloquium by composer Jeremy Beck and a concert featuring the innovative contemporary music ensemble IonSound Project. A Colloquium with Composer and Lawyer Jeremy Beck Composers, Sampling and Copyright: Does “Thou Shalt Not Steal” Infringe on Creativity? 132 Music Building, 4 p.m., free Reception to follow
Rehearsal schedule Wednesday, November 7, 2007 – Bellefield 7:30 strings only – make sure you have the numbered part next your name below 8:00 Brahms – all (we start with last movement so trombones can finish) 9:15 Mendelssohn (see assignments below) I’m missing the following parts – PLEASE GET THEM TO ME BEFORE WEDNESDAY!

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