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MOTE Chamber Orchestra Premieres Works by Coleman, Williams

February 28, 2010
7:00 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
ProArts Tickets

UPDATE: Please note this concert is a 7 p.m., not 8 p.m. as originally listed.

Roger Zahab leads the MOTE Chamber Orchestra in works by Mauricio Kagel, Stefan Wolpe, and Roger Zahab with premieres by Anthony Coleman Amy Williams.

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January 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm Comments (0)

MOTE Presents Anthony Coleman and Lindsey J. Goodman

February 27, 2010
8:00 pm

The Andy Warhol Museum
ProArts Tickets

Composer Pianist Anthony Coleman will perform his recent music including selections from his new release Freakish (on the Tzadik label) and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble flutist Lindsey J. Goodman performs works with live electronics by Mathew Rosenblum, Jacob ter Veldhuis, and more.

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January 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm Comments (0)

CMU Wind Ensemble Premieres Work by Marilyn Taft Thomas

February 8, 2010
8:00 pm

Kresge Theatre

Director Denis Colwell leads the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble in a program that features Rorem’s Sinfornia (1957), Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) and Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles (1960). The concert begins at 8 pm. Monday, February 8 on CMU’s campus in the College of Fine Arts’ Kresge Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

A highlight on the program is the world premiere of a newly transcribed Snapshots of a Great City (2008) by Marilyn Taft Thomas, a professor of composition and music theory at Carnegie Mellon.


January 28, 2010 at 11:47 am Comments (0)

CMU’s Collage Concert

February 12, 2010
8:00 pm

Soldiers and Sailors Hall

Featuring all Carnegie Mellon School of Music ensembles and select student and faculty soloists, the 2010 Collage Concert will be a feast for the senses! This 90-minute non-stop concert will keep audience members at the edge of their seats as performers appear and disappear from various positions within the concert hall. In one concert, experience the dazzling array of music produced at Carnegie Mellon, including Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Vocal, Jazz and more in a single performance. Faculty soloists include violinist Cyrus Forough, soprano Laura Knoop Very, pianistEnrique Graf and PSO principal clarinet Michael Rusinek. You won’t want to miss this one-night-only extravaganza of sound produced by Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music and staged by acclaimed director and professor of drama, Gregory Lehane.

When:
8 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2010

Where:
Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium
4141 Fifth Avenue (in Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cost:
$15 general admission
$12 senior citizens
$10 students
Tickets can be purchased in advance via Web

Phone: 412.268.2383 (School of Music’s Concert Line)

Web: Buy tickets online with your credit card at http://music.cmu.edu. Click on ‘Box Office’ to start your order!

On-Site: Tickets will also be available (cash only) at Soldiers & Sailors one hour prior to the performance – at 7:00 p.m., February 12.

Questions? Contact Kristi Ries at kristi@cmu.edu.

January 28, 2010 at 11:30 am Comments (0)

PSO Plays Music by Mason Bates and Danielpour

February 19, 2010
8:00 pm
February 21, 2010
2:30 pm

Heinz Hall
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Leonard Slatkin leads the PSO in music by American composers. The program includes

Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Mason Bates’s Liquid Interface

Richard Danielpour’s Pastime

George Gershwin’s An American in Paris

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January 28, 2010 at 11:22 am Comments (0)

Collage Concert

Featuring all Carnegie Mellon School of Music ensembles and select student and faculty soloists, the 2010 Collage Concert will be a feast for the senses! This 90-minute non-stop concert will keep audience members at the edge of their seats as performers appear and disappear from various positions within the concert hall. In one concert, experience the dazzling array of music produced at Carnegie Mellon, including Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Vocal, Jazz and more in a single performance. Faculty soloists include violinist Cyrus Forough, soprano Laura Knoop Very, pianist Enrique Graf and PSO principal clarinet Michael Rusinek. You won’t want to miss this one-night-only extravaganza of sound produced by Carnegie Mellon’s School of Music and staged by acclaimed director and professor of drama, Gregory Lehane.

When:
8 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2010

Where:
Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium
4141 Fifth Avenue (in Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Cost:
$15 general admission
$12 senior citizens
$10 students
Tickets can be purchased in advance via Web

Phone: 412.268.2383 (School of Music’s Concert Line)

Web: Buy tickets online with your credit card at http://music.cmu.edu. Click on ‘Box Office’ to start your order!

On-Site: Tickets will also be available (cash only) at Soldiers & Sailors one hour prior to the performance – at 7:00 p.m., February 12.

Questions? Contact Kristi Ries at kristi@cmu.edu.

January 21, 2010 at 12:30 pm Comment (1)

Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble

Director Denis Colwell leads the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble in a program that features Rorem’s Sinfornia (1957), Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) and Gordon Jacob’s Old Wine in New Bottles (1960). The concert begins at 8 pm. Monday, February 8 on CMU’s campus in the College of Fine Arts’ Kresge Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

A highlight on the program is the world premiere of a newly transcribed Snapshots of a Great City (2008) by Marilyn Taft Thomas, a professor of composition and music theory at Carnegie Mellon.

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January 21, 2010 at 11:15 am Comments (0)

Members of the PSO present Musical Narratives

February 15, 2010
8:00 pm







Members of the PSO perform a program of musical narratives featuring works by Tom Johnson, Susan Kander, and Igor Stravinsky

The Andy Warhol Museum

Failing, a very difficult piece for solo string bass by Tom Johnson
Jeffrey Turner, double bass

The Lunch Counter:  a musical play in seven movements for solo bassoon by Susan Kander (world premiere)
David Sogg, bassoon

A Soldier’s Story by Igor Stravinsky with a new text by Kurt Vonnegut
(Pittsburgh premiere of the Vonnegut version)

Dennis O’Boyle, violin
John Moore, double bass
Ron Samuels, clarinet
David Sogg, bassoon
Neal Berntsen, cornet
Peter Sullivan, trombone
Jeremy Branson, percussion
with actors Maggie Carr, Rob Frankenberry, Martin Giles, and Ben Thorpe.

Tickets are $15 at the door, cash or check.  To place your name on the reserved tickets list, send an email to sogg@duq.edu with the word “tickets” in the subject line. In the message text, specify number of tickets requested (limit 2, please), along with your name. They will be held for you at the door until 10 minutes before the concert.

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January 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm Comments (0)

ICE in the Forecast

Music on the Edge presents ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) this Saturday night at the Warhol and the crack new music group’s program has attracted a lot of attention from local media. You can see Mark Kanny’s preview in today’s Pittsburgh Tribune Review and another by Aaron Jentzen in this week’s Pittsburgh City Paper.

ICE performs on Saturday, January 9 at The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Tickets are available through ProArts and at the door. Find out more about the concert here.

Cross-posted at music.pitt.edu.


January 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm Comments (0)

When they say “ICE” they aren’t kidding!

Happy New Year to all of you who faithfully read this blog!

If it seems as though the new music scene has been a little feast or famine this season, well then prepare to feast! 2010 gets underway in grand style starting this Saturday night at the Warhol when Music on the Edge hosts ICE (the International Contemporary Ensemble). And to make things just perfect, the high on Saturday is supposed to be a whopping 16º! (Is it too late for them to change their name to BALMY?)

The following week includes concerts by the Polish Cultural Council presenting Zygmunt Krauze at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (January 13), Alia Musica Pittsburgh’s winter chamber music concert at Chatham University (January 14), and on January 18, the Emerson Quartet performing music by Ives, Janacek, Barber, and Shostokovich. While the Emerson concert isn’t new music per se, it’s hard for me to imagine anyone appreciating this program more than the new music community.

That’s what I know of for January; you can find more details at the Events Calendar. I’ll begin posting events for the rest of the winter and spring soon, so as always, if you have info about an upcoming performance, do tell.

January 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm Comments (0)

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