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CAPA Antithesis and CAPA Elektro-Acoustik Ensembles Spring Concert

CAPA Antithesis and CAPA Elektro-Acoustik, the new-music ensembles of Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, present a joint spring concert on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm in the CAPA Cabaret Theatre. Under the direction of Dan Lindey, the Elektro-Acoustik set will feature student compositions written to accompany the great silent film Nosferatu. Antithesis, conducted by Lenny Young, will perform several student works as well as compositions by Knut Nystedt, Nicolas Collins and Pittsburgh composer Roger Zahab.

CAPA’s Cabaret Theatre: 111 9th St. (corner of 9th and Ft. Duquesne, enter on 9th)
free admission

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April 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments (0)

Ben Opie’s Concerto for Orkestra

May 2, 2014
8:00 pm

New Hazlett Theater
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(Doors at 7 p.m.)

Ben Opie premieres Concerto for Orkestra on May 2.
Ben Opie premieres Concerto for Orkestra on May 2.

 

Ben Opie, OPEK, and Nizan Leibovich present the world premiere of Concerto for Orkestra, a brand new symphony for jazz orchestra.  Composed by Pittsburgh jazz musician Ben Opie, Concerto for Orkestra features ten movements styled around the idea that music is a kind of transportation.  Following in the tradition of Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, Opie has brought his considerable talent to bear to create an original full length symponic composition for jazz orchestra.

The completion of Concerto for Orkestra was made possible by an Investing in Professional Artists: Creative Development Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.  It premiers at the New Hazlett Theater this May.

April 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm Comments (0)

The Radiophonic Fantasies of the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra

April 19, 2014
8:00 pm

New Hazlett Theater
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Ondist Geneviève Grenier.

Ondist Geneviève Grenier.

E.L.C.O. is thrilled to be included in the New Hazlett Theatre’s CSA program to present “The Radiophonic Fantasies of the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra.” In this program, ELCO will collaborate with the renowned Québec-based ondes Martenot player Geneviève Grenier, one of about a dozen musicians in the world skilled with this exotic instrument. The program includes new works by E.L.C.O. composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, as well as selections from Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony and works by the French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier and the Czech-French composer Bohuslav Martinu.

You can learn more about the Ondes Martenot when the New Hazlett presents a special screening of Wavemakers on Tuesday, April 15.  Free to CSA shareholders. Only $5 for everyone else.

April 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm Comments (0)