University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: David Del Tredici 80th Birthday Concert

December 3, 2016 - 8:00pm

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present a tribute to highly influential  contemporary composer David Del Tredici on Saturday, December 3 at The Andy Warhol Museum. Generally recognized as the father of the Neo-Romantic movement in music, David Del Tredici has received numerous awards and has been commissioned and performed by nearly every major American and European orchestral ensemble. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day for soprano and orchestra. Much of his early work consisted of elaborate vocal settings of James Joyce and Lewis Carroll. More recently, Del Tredici has set to music a cavalcade of contemporary American poets, often celebrating a gay sensibility. 

 

Del Tredici himself will come to the Warhol to discuss his creative evolution and introduce a sampling of his chamber music. Violinist Roger Zahab and tenor Robert Frankenberry will join Music on the Edge co-director Eric Moe to perform works spanning a period from 1978-2014. Zahab and Moe will present The Last Violin together while Moe will take a solo turn on Virtuoso Alice.  Frankenberry will lend his voice to Ballad in Yellow, songs from Gay Life, and My Favorite Penis Poems.

 

The celebration of David Del Tredici’s creative contributions takes place at The Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, December 3, at 8 p.m. For tickets call 412-624-7529 or visit music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; non-Pitt students and seniors are $15. (No free student tickets at the Warhol.)

 

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