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Talujon

December 1, 2012
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Take a break from this year’s busy holiday season to take in the sounds of Talujon Percussion Ensemble this December. The renowned percussion ensemble returns to Pittsburgh performing Eric Moe’s Danger: Giant Frogs, Amy Williams’ Dream Landscape (world premiere), Wayne Peterson’s Trap Drum Fantasy, and John Cage’s Third Construction, One4, Three2, and cComposed Improvisations on Saturday, December 1st at 8 p.m. in Bellefield Hall Auditorium.

The highly innovative percussion ensemble is sure to be one of the most exciting Music on the Edge concerts in Pittsburgh this year. Described by The New York Times as an ensemble possessing an “edgy, unflagging energy”, Talujon has been captivating audiences since 1990. The individual members of Talujon have recorded internationally, worked with the Blue Man Group and Philip Glass, and been featured on film scores such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and that’s just what they do in their own time. When working in tandem, the members of Talujon are a musical force to be reckoned with. In the words of the Morning Call music review, “…the message that percussive music can be beautiful, and even transcendent, was most certainly drummed home.”

Talujon is thoroughly committed to the expansion of the contemporary percussion repertoire as well as the education and diversification of its worldwide audience. Over the past 20 years, Talujon has commissioned dozens of works by a who’s who of American composers, including Alvin Lucier, Henry Threadgill, Ralph Shapey, Wayne Peterson, Julia Wolfe, Ushio Torikai, Louis Karchin, Eric Moe, Steve Ricks, and Chien Yin Chen. For more of their views on contemporary music, check out this interview with member Michael Lipsey.

Tickets for Talujon are available online, by calling 412-624-play (7529), or at the Pitt Repertory Theatre Box Office, Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m. (except when the University is closed and during the week of Thanksgiving). The Pitt Repertory Theatre Box Office is located in the lower level of the Stephen Foster Memorial.

Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15. Pitt students are free.

November 13, 2012 at 9:32 am
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