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University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Hess Plays Barber
Director Roger Zahab leads the orchestra in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto featuring soloist Jennifer Hess, Igor Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2, Burkhardt Reiter’s Amnesiac Responses, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8.
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.
William and Mary Symphony Orchestra
Roger Zahab and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will host The William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Grandis, for a free concert at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. The program includes Elgar's Cello Concerto in e minor, featuring cellist John Anderson, and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
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.
Orchestra features Composer Head and Oboist Driscoll
The December 4th Symphony Orchestra concert features oboe soloist Robin Driscoll in Tison Street’s Adagio in E flat for oboe and orchestra along with a world premiere composition by Andrew Head. Driscoll is a member of the private instruction faculty for the Department of Music and Head is a senior Music and Computer Engineering double major.
Pitt's Orchestra Features Anna Singer and Nick Stamatakis
The next concert by the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra provides an opportunity to hear not just one outstanding soloist, but two: Anna Singer, a veteran of both the operatic stage and radio broadcast, and Nicholas Stamatakis, one of the music department’s multi-talented students.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Music of Lyons and Britten
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Gilda Lyons’ Cicadas and Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Music by Elizabeth Brown and Frances White
Roger Zahab leads the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Elizabeth Brown’s Arboretum (premiere), Frances White’s Centre Bridge (dark river), Michael Boyd’s Objectification (premiere), and music by Cage and Brahms.