Music on the Edge

Co-directed by Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum, Music on the Edge (MOTE) presents about six concerts each year featuring visiting artists as well as the Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Roger Zahab. The series is devoted to the performance of contemporary music by professional musicians.

Recent concerts featured International Contemporary Ensemble, Newband and the Harry Partch Instruments, grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar, and exciting new ensembles such as JACK Quartet.

For Department of Music concert information and tickets, call 412-624-4125, or visit our Events Calendar.

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Music on the Edge 2019-20

Roger Zahab Portrait Concert
Saturday, October 5, 8 p.m.
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

TAK Ensemble
Presenting new music by University of Pittsburgh graduate composers
Saturday, January 25, 8 p.m.
PEASE NOTE: The location of this event has been changed to Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Duo Cortona
Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival 2020
February 28-March 1
Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Friday, February 28
Concert, 7 p.m.New Hazlett Theater
John Schneider, solo guitar
Brightwork newmusic from Los Angeles

Saturday, February 29
Symposium Session, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 132 Music Building
Recent Scholarship on Microtonal Music

FREE Concert: Microtonal Pittsburgh, 2 – 5 p.m.
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 
Alia Musica, Kamratōn, NAT 28, Lindsey Goodman, Nuiko Wadden, Wolf Trap, Ted Mook, Aaron Myers-Brooks

Concert, 7 p.m.
The Andy Warhol Museum
Ray-Kallay Duo
MikroEnsemble from Finland

Sunday, March 1
The Andy Warhol Museum
Pre-Concert Symposium Session, 6 –7:30 p.m.

Concert, 8–10 p.m.
FretX Guitar Duo (Mak Grgic and Daniel Lippel, guitars)
Del Sol String Quartet


Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting You may also purchase tickets online directly from the individual event pages linked above. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.

SAVE WITH A SUBSCRIPTION! General admission subscription is $60; senior and student subscriptions are $40

BEYOND: MICOROTONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PASS! General, $30; student/senior, $25.

Location, date, and time are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit our Web site at or call 412-624-4125.

Music on the Edge is generously supported by The Pittsburgh Foundation, Opportunity Fund, the Heinz Endowments, Pitt Arts, the Bessie Pearl Snyder Music Legacy Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Foundation, the Amphion Foundation, the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Fine Foundation, and Pitt's Year of Creativity.