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Daniel and Todd Phillips at Chatham, May 21

Thanks to Pauline Rovkah for reminding me about this gem tomorrow. It’s always good to hear Daniel and Todd Phillips play, and always good to hear new music by their father, the great Eugene Phillips. Here are the details:

May 21, 7 p.m.
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University
update: Admission is $15

Chatham University Music Program presents:
Daniel and Todd Phillips in Recital

The two violinists from the Orion String Quartet, quartet-in-residence for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York, play duos by Mozart, their father, Eugene Phillips, and the Grand Duo Concertante by Charles-Auguste de Beriot.

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May 20, 2012 at 10:28 am Comments (0)

Release the Krakauer!

David Krakauer will kick off the 2012 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival.

The 2012 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival starts on Sunday with the inimitable David Krakauer performing Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre — a work that intermingles music of three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish) as they co-existed in the late 15th-century. You can see the entire PJMF schedule here and also check out Andy Druckenbrod’s preview in the P-G.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has released their 2012 calendar, so pop over to pnme.org and see what’s kraken! (Yeah, I went there…)

Another interesting twist to the summer is the move by Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to a summer festival format. Of particular interest to new music lovers is Night Caps — a series of mini-music dramas with each one taking place in a different room of the same hotel. The libretto for the whole series is by Robert Handel and the music has been composed by Daron Aric Hagen,  Gilda Lyons,  Roger Zahab, Eric Moe, Dwayne Fulton, and Alberto Garcia Demestres.

More on all this good stuff soon.


May 17, 2012 at 8:55 am Comments (0)

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents “Ayre” with David Krakauer

May 21, 2012
7:30 pm

Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave.
TICKETS for all events $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
Available through ProArtsTickets

Ayre – meaning “air” or “melody” in medieval Spanish – is an eclectic song cycle by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Its multi-lingual texts intermingle three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish) as they co-existed in the late 15th-century. This “ecstatically beautiful piece” (New Yorker) blends elements like a Sephardic ballad, an Easter song, and a Sardinian protest song, into a theatrically moving work about religious harmony.

A diverse chamber ensemble features soprano Lara Bruckmann, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and international clarinet superstar David Krakauer, returning for his third PJMF appearance. The program also includes “Der Heyser Bulgar” and Alexander Krein’s “Jewish Sketches” for clarinet and string quartet (with Krakauer) and a Sephardic work by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.

Find out about the complete Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival schedule.

May 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm Comments (0)

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents “Ayre” with David Krakauer

May 20, 2012
7:30 pm

Temple Emanuel of South Hills (1250 Bower Hill Rd)
TICKETS for all events $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
Available through ProArtsTickets

Ayre – meaning “air” or “melody” in medieval Spanish – is an eclectic song cycle by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Its multi-lingual texts intermingle three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish) as they co-existed in the late 15th-century. This “ecstatically beautiful piece” (New Yorker) blends elements like a Sephardic ballad, an Easter song, and a Sardinian protest song, into a theatrically moving work about religious harmony.

A diverse chamber ensemble features soprano Lara Bruckmann, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and international clarinet superstar David Krakauer, returning for his third PJMF appearance. The program also includes “Der Heyser Bulgar” and Alexander Krein’s “Jewish Sketches” for clarinet and string quartet (with Krakauer) and a Sephardic work by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.

Find out about the complete Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival schedule.

May 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm Comments (0)