Music on the Edge

Music on the Edge: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo

“…the virtuosity was nothing short of jaw-dropping…” —The Miami Herald

Music on the Edge concludes its 2011–12 season with the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo performing a tribute concert to Hungarian composer György Kurtág. The duo comprises pianist Helena Bugallo and composer/ pianist Amy Williams, who is also a Pitt faculty composer.

Music on the Edge: LotUS (League of the Unsound Sound)

Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum will co-present the League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS for short) on Saturday, January 14 at the Warhol Museum Theater. The concert will feature Two Hands for viola and percussion by LotUS co-director Ken Ueno, Sofia Gubaidulina's masterful trio Quasi Hoquetus, and two world premieres: Pittsburgh composer Mathew Rosenblum’s Two Harmonies for viola, percussion and piano, and LotUS co-director David Smooke’s Topographies: transit/dis(solve) for bassoon and piano. Rosenblum's Two Harmonies will be performed together with Not Only, a video by Andrew Zientek (who also commissioned the music).


Updated program info: Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum continue their 2011 series of contemporary music with New York-based counter)induction. The critically acclaimed new music ensemble will perform a program at the Warhol that will include Kyle Bartlett’s Bas Relief, Douglas Boyce’s  Deixo | Sonata  , Henryk Gorecki's Genesis 1 - Elementi, Pitt faculty composer Eric Moe’s Dead Cat Bounce, and Anna Weesner's  Lift High, Reckon-Fly Low, Come Close.

Music on the Edge and the Warhol recognized for presentation of ICE.

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum’s presentation of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) was chosen as one of Pittsburgh’s top ten classical concerts of 2010 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Post-Gazette classical music critic Andy Druckenbrod compiles the annual list, which this year included concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, among others.