University Orchestra

Elizabeth Brown on Arboretum and the Theremin

Composer Elizabeth Brown will perform on the theremin when the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premieres her composition Arboretum tonight at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Here are Brown's thoughts on Arboretum and the theremin.

"Arboretum is a sonic grove within a forest of audience members. The music gradually brings both musicians and audience into a slow sync, the speed of tree-time, with all participating in the theremin's electronic field.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Britten and Beethoven

Updated: Tenor Robert Frankenberry joins the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Birtten's Nocturne. Director Roger Zahab will pick up his violin to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with cellist Paula Tuttle and pianist Donna Amato. Assistant conductor Matt Aelmore will lead the Beethoven.

The program will also include Bruch's Romance for Viola and Orchestra with Erin Araujo as viola soloist, Bruckner's Aequale in c minor for three trombones, and Bach's Sinfonia 11, BWV 797 performed by the Symphony Brass.