Music on the Edge

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium will feature three days of concerts and symposia by leading performers, composers, and theorists of microtonal music. 

Schedule of Events

January 11-13, 2018

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum
Three days of concerts and symposia by leading performers, composers, and theorists of microtonal music!

Thursday, January 11, 8 p.m.

Concert, Beyond Festival Orchestra, Gil Rose conductor
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Lwanga Receives Academic Appointment, Premiere

Charles Lwanga has had a productive and rewarding spring, including the premiere of a new duet for trombone and percussion and being appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College. Lwanga completed his PhD at Pitt in composition/theory and is preparing to defend a second PhD in ethnomusicology, so he is particularly well suited to a position at Skidmore that will call on him to teach both music theory and ethnomusicology courses.

Music on the Edge Praised in Local Music Roundup

Calling Pittsburgh’s range of classical music offerings “unparalleled,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review critic Mark Kanny highlighted the significance of Pitt’s Music on the Edge amongst the City’s cultural riches. Kanny advised new music fans to take, “special interest in the University of Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge Series…” placing it in the company of regional treasures such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Pittsburgh, the Mendelsohn Choir, and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

Music on the Edge: Ensemble SurPlus

Copresesented with The Andy Warhol Museum
With Support from the Goethe Institut

“…they blew my mind.” –OpusOneReview

Performing works by Wolfgang Motz (Tratti), Thomas Bruttger (Recherche), Mathew Rosenblum (Northern Flicker), Amy Williams (Sextet), Steve Reich (New York Counterpoint), Eric Moe (Strenuous pleasures), Bruno Mantovani (Concerto de chambre no. 2).

Music on the Edge: Quartetto di Venezia

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present the Quartetto di Venezia in a program of recent works. The concert includes Kendal Kennison's Laments and Fantasies, Robert Maggio's Rain and Ash, Curt Cacioppo's Women at the Cross, and three pieces by Roger Zahab: …and stars will appear, Venus Transported, and fierce boys with stillettos.

Music on the Edge: Fidelio Trio

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present The Fidelio Trio in a program of both British and American composers including Judith Weir’s ​Piano T​rio Two, Donnacha Dennehy’s ​​Bulb, Orlando Jacinto Garcia’s ​Entang​lements, Annie Gosfield’s ​Cranks and Cactus ​Needles, Michael Finniss​y’s ​June, Michael Hersch’s ​Variations on​ a Poem, and Gavin Higgins’ The Ruins of Detroit​ .