Animé BOP! will present a concert of recent works by composers with Pittsburgh roots. The program will include Nancy Galbraith's Incantation & Allegro, James Ogburn's Complements and Collisions, the premieres of eX (e to the x) by Mark S. Fromm, Semplicemente by Noah Rectenwald, and Robert Frankenberry's arrangement of Daron Aric Hagen's Tryst. Animé BOP! will also screen Will Zavala's short film Virgil Cantini: The Artist in Public while performing Philip Thompson's score live.
Anime’ BOP! is the result of three colleagues exploring the exciting repertoire possibilities of piano and double reeds. The ensemble is devoted to performing a wide array of musical periods and styles, as well as discovering new compositions through arrangement and commissions. Its members are:
Bassoonist Linda Morton Fisher is currently principal with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Civic Light Opera, the Lancaster (OH) Festival Orchestra and the Westmoreland Symphony, as well as the instructor of bassoon at the University of Pittsburgh.
Oboist Robin Driscoll is principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet as well as with the Wheeling Symphony. He appears throughout the United States as a soloist and has played with the Cleveland Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. Mr. Driscoll is a member of the faculties of University of Pittsburgh and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Pianist Robert Frankenberry leads a multi-faceted career as a tenor, pianist, and conductor, performing regularly in Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh. Robert is currently artistic administrator for the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, and is a member of the IonSound Project and Music on the Edge Chamber Ensemble.