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The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble: Infatuation, a Spring Concert

April 7, 2011
8:00 pm

The Pappert Center (Room 322), The Mary Pappert School of Music

Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15282

$10 donation/free to Duquesne students

Join us for our spring concert, filled with upbeat music by young composers to usher in the new season.  We are proud to premiere Infatuation, a lively piece we commissioned by New York composer/improviser David Crowell (Philip Glass Ensemble).  In addition, we will perform works by myself, Scott Steele, Christian Phillips, and others.  Special guest, Duquesne’s Triano Quintet, will perform Ligeti’s Bagatelles.

h/t Patrick Burke

March 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm Comments (0)

Chadbourne and Nakatani at Garfield Artworks, IonSound at Pitt

Your new music weekend starts tonight (Thursday) when avant jazz improvisors Eugene Chadborune and Tatsuya Nakatani play Garfield Artworks at 8 p.m. That show also includes local luminaries Daryl Fleming and Michael Johnsen.

Saturday night offers IonSound Project performing at Bellefield Hall in a concert that includes Currier, Kriegeskotte, and Sutherland. Can you not go to hear a piece called Overture to a Zombie Apocalypse? I bet you can’t.

Here are the details.

March 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm Comments (0)

Eugene Chadbourne and Tatsuya Nakatani @ Garfield Artworks

March 31, 2011
8:00 pm

Garfield Artworks
4931 Penn Avenue
Admission is $10, all ages welcome.

Free improvising avantjazz/folk hero Eugene Chadbourne makes a long awaited return from his home base in Greensboro, N.C. to play in duo with his touring partner, percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani from Philadelphia. Local artists Darryl Fleming (on guitar, with guest accompanist) and Michael Johnsen (electronics) open the show.

Chadbourne has dozens of records out, and has collaborated with the likes of John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink and Carla Bley as well punk/rockers such as Camper Van Beethoven, Jello Biafra, Turbonegro, They Might Be Giants, Sun City Girls and Violent Femmes. He also did a tour with Jimmy Carl Black of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.

Tatsuya Nakatani has worked with dozens of experimental musicians in the United States (Assif Tsahar, Mary Halvorson, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, Marc Ribot, Sabir Mateen, Cooper-Moore, Ken Vandermark, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Joe Maneri, LaDonna Smith), in Europe (Peter Kowald, Peter Brotzmann, Michel Doneda, Barre Phillips, Le Quan Ninh, Joelle Leandre, Phil Minton, Alessandro Bosetti, Giani Gebbia, Frank Gratkowski, Rafael Toral) and in Japan (Otomo Yoshihide, Satoko Fujii, Seiichi Yamamoto of the Boredoms), and tons more.

Originally posted by Manny Theiner

March 25, 2011 at 10:57 am Comments (0)

IonSound Project Performs Currier, Kriegeskotte, and Sutherland

April 2, 2011
8:00 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
ProArts Tickets

IonSound Project performs Nathan Currier’s A Kafka Cantata, Christian Kriegeskotte’s Triangulum, and Gracie Sutherland’s  Overture to a Zombie Apocalypse.

March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am Comments (0)

IonSound Project plays New Works by Pitt’s Grad Student Composers

March 28, 2011
8:00 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Free

IonSound Project, Pitt’s Ensemble-in-Residence, will perform new music by Pitt graduate composers Aaron Brooks, Charles Corey, Charles Lwanga, Sookyung Sul, and Jeremy Woodruff.

March 25, 2011 at 10:20 am Comments (0)

Phillips Play Phillips, Thursday Night at Chatham

This is coming up fast, so I’ll bypass the events cal. Todd and Daniel Phillips, violinists of the Orion Quartet, will premiere a new work by their father and octogenarian force of nature Eugene Phillips as part of Chatham’s Chamber Music Series on Thursday, March 24. The brothers will be joined by cellist Marcy Rosen on the elder Phillips’ Trio Concertante. The concert also includes music by Bach, Mozart, and Ysaye. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. at Chatham’s James Laughlin Music Center. General Admission $20, Students $10. Free for Chatham students, faculty, and staff. More details are available here. This is a great opportunity to enjoy two generations of one of the City’s outstanding musical families.


March 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm Comments (0)

MOTE Madness Finale with Newband


Music on the Edge wraps up its season this Saturday night with the totally unique Newband performing on instruments invented by the legendary Just Intonation composer Harry Partch. The concert is at the New Hazlett and includes music by Partch himself, Dean Drummond, and a new work by Mathew Rosenblum titled Yonah’s Dream. Details are here,  and you can read the PG’s extensive preview of the concert here. See you at the New Hazlett!

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March 18, 2011 at 10:01 am Comments (0)

Daylight Savings Edition-More MOTE Madness, Trio Cavatina

Keeping it short and sweet because I’m heading up to Wisconsin today for the revolution for the premiere of my new song cycle. Free Wisconsin!

MOTE Madness continues on Sunday night at the Warhol with New York’s counter)induction. Eric Moe’s Dead Cat Bounce and music by Douglas Boyce, Gorecki, and Kyle Bartlett are all on the program. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend. Already? I know!

If you do show up to the Warhol at the end of the show on Sunday, no worries. Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presents Trio Cavatina on Monday night and that Naumburg prize-winning group is playing an intriguing program featuring women composers past and present.

To the Events Calendar!

March 10, 2011 at 5:08 am Comments (0)

Thu Mar 31 Eugene Chadbourne and Tatsuya Nakatani @ Garfield Artworks

On Thursday, March 31, free improvising avantjazz/folk hero Eugene Chadbourne makes a long awaited return from his home base in Greensboro, N.C. to play in duo with his touring partner, percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani from Philadelphia. Local artists Darryl Fleming (on guitar, with
guest accompanist) and Michael Johnsen (electronics)
open the show. The concert is at Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Avenue, and is open to all ages. Admission is $10.

Chadbourne has dozens of records out, and has collaborated
with the likes of John Zorn, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink and Carla Bley as well punk/rockers such as Camper Van Beethoven, Jello Biafra, Turbonegro, They Might Be Giants, Sun City Girls and Violent Femmes. He also did a tour with Jimmy Carl Black of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/

http://www.myspace.com/eugenechadbourne

Tatsuya Nakatani has worked with dozens of experimental musicians in the United States (Assif Tsahar, Mary Halvorson, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, Marc Ribot, Sabir Mateen, Cooper-Moore, Ken Vandermark, Billy Bang, Frank Lowe, Joe Maneri, LaDonna Smith), in Europe (Peter Kowald, Peter Brotzmann, Michel Doneda, Barre Phillips, Le Quan Ninh, Joelle Leandre, Phil Minton, Alessandro Bosetti, Giani Gebbia, Frank Gratkowski, Rafael Toral) and in Japan (Otomo Yoshihide, Satoko Fujii, Seiichi Yamamoto of the Boredoms), and tons more.

http://www.hhproduction.org/TATSUYA_NAKATANI_WORKS.html

March 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm Comments (0)

Trio Cavatina Play Ortiz Torres, Reade Thomas, and Fanny Mendelssohn

March 14, 2011
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall
Tickets

Trio Cavatina will perform a program that spotlights women composers from the present and the past for their Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society concert on March 14. The trio’s program includes music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Gabriella Ortiz Torres, and Augusta Reade Thomasm with Fanny’s brother Felix as the token male.

Fanny Mendelssohn Trio, Op. 11

Gabriela Ortiz Torres, Trifolium

Augusta Reade Thomas, Moon Gig and Circle Around The Sun…

Felix Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

March 8, 2011 at 8:30 am Comments (0)

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