|February 19, 2011|
|8:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Meet Music on the Edge at 117 Sandusky Street at 8 p.m. on February 19th for your next contemporary music fix. There for your listening pleasure, Jean Kopperud, clarinet and Tom Kolor, percussion will perform a show dubbed Rated X II that showcases five premiers that stretch the boundaries of modern music. Selections include Louis Karchin’s Evocations, John Aylward’s Twin Suspension, Mathew Rosenblum’s Throat, Jeff Stadelman’s wills & wonts, and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis’ X-asti. With a full line-up of spanking new music, this show is really what Music on the Edge is all about.
Why is the show called Rated X? Well, let’s just say that Jean Kopperud can do things with a clarinet you didn’t think possible. Seriously, reviewers have described her as ‘superhuman’, ‘staggering’, ‘dazzling’, ‘magnicficent’, ‘sensational’, and the list goes on. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Kopperud has toured the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, China, the Caribbean and Australia as a concert soloist and chamber musician, and she currently performs with The New York New Music Ensemble, Omega, Ensemble 21, Washington Square Chamber Players and University at Buffalo’s Sinfonietta.
Her compatriot and fellow faculty member at the University of Buffalo, Tom Kolor is no less worthy of accolades. Kolor is one of New York City’s most in-demand chamber musicians and can be seen throughout the United States and Europe performing with Talujon Percussion, Manhattan Sinfonietta, Ensemble 21, Sospeso, American Modern Ensemble and Newband.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from ProArtsTickets. Tickets in advance are $15 for general admission and $10 for non-Pitt students and seniors. Call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org. At the door, general admission is $20 and admission for students and seniors is $15. Did we mention that Pitt students are admitted Free with ID? That’s right, tell all your friends!