Music on the Edge

Rave Review for Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival

On Sunday night at the Warhol, Mathew Rosenblum's Ostatnia Runda (for amplified string quartet and six percussionists) brought the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival to a resouding conclusion. From February 27–March 1, audeinces packed venues at Pitt and the Warhol for three concerts and two symposia that explored the full range of what has become known as microtonal music. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Liz Bloom has written an extensive review of the event for today's editon of the P-G. According to Bloom,

Meridian Arts Ensemble

Music on the Edge opens its 2014–15 season with Meridian Arts Ensemble. A sextet comprising five brass players and a percussionist, Meridian is America’s leading brass group exploring the music of today. Meridian’s program will feature two compositions by Andrew Rindfleisch, In the Zone and Four Fanfares for Two Trumpets, along with his arrangements of music by Stephen Foster (Ring de Banjo), James Thornton (When You Were Sweet Sixteen) and Walter Kollo (Warte, Warte nur ein Weilchen).