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January 26, 2015
8:00 pm

James Laughlin Music Center, Founder’s Room Chatham University


Violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry perform music by Daron Hagen, David Mahler, Eric Moe, Wayne Peterson, Reed Robins, Linda Catlin Smith, Judith Weir, and Roger Zahab

January 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm Comments (0)

Microscopic Opera Presents Frida

October 30, 2014
8:00 pm
October 31, 2014
8:00 pm
November 1, 2014
8:00 pm
November 2, 2014
2:00 pm

Eddy Theater, Chatham University

Like the sign says…

October 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm Comments (0)

Alia Musica Pittsburgh presents Comala

January 22, 2014
7:00 pm

Chatham University, Laughlin Music Center
Tickets: $15 at the door / $10 in advance
$10 seniors and students
Free for children under 16
purchase tickets at www.alia-musica.org

Soprano Tony Arnold

Renowned soprano Tony Arnold joins Rob Frankenberry and an all-star ensemble for Zohn-Muldoon’s Comala.

Joined by musicians from New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Lexington, Alia Musica Pittsburgh performs Comala, the landmark work for voices and chamber ensemble by Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon in Pittsburgh on January 22 and on tour.  A finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Comala features legendary new-music soprano Tony Arnold with the Pittsburgh-based tenor and polymath Rob Frankenberry.

The ensemble comprises guitarist Dieter Hennings (recently featured by Pittsburgh’s Guitar Society of Fine Arts); members of the Atlanta-based new music ensemble Bent Frequency, percussionist Stuart Gerber and saxophonist Jan Baker; and members of the world-touring Eastman BroadBand, a collective of students and recent graduates of the Eastman School of Music. Zohn-Muldoon and and fellow professor of composition Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez formed Broadband in 2007.  Alia Musica Pittsburgh Artistic Director Federico Garcia will conduct the ensemble as they tour the program to Chatham University in Pittsburgh, the Eastman School of Music, the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and the University of Kentucky. the program is produced jointly by Alia Musica, Eastman, Cincinnati College Conservatory, and University of Kentucky and supported in part by The Heinz Endowments and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Along with Comala, program the includes music by Michael Fiday, professor of composition at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the premiere of two new compositions written for the occasion by Pittsburgh composers and Alia Musica members John Arrigo-Nelson and Federico Garcia.

View the complete program below the fold.


January 11, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments (0)

Amy Williams Solo Piano Recital

November 16, 2013
3:00 pm

Chatham University James Laughlin Music Center



Amy Williams is well known as an award-winning composer and one half of the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, so it may come as a surprise that she is giving a solo piano recital in Pittsburgh for the first time this Saturday. The one-hour program of contemporary American music will include works by Eric Moe, Roger Zahab, Rzewski, Foss, Cage, Nancarrow, Stravinsky, herself and others.

November 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm Comments (0)

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)

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)

Alia Musica Pittsburgh Winter Chamber Concert

January 30, 2011
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Alia Musica Pittsburgh returns January 30th with their annual Winter Chamber Concert; featuring the best of this summer’s recital series, including pieces by composers near and far, such as Burkhardt Reiter, Steven Stucky, Francis Poulenc, and many others.  Come join us at James Laughlin Hall on the Chatham University campus (music building) at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance (through the website www.alia-musica.org, or from an Alia Musica Pittsburgh member).

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January 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm Comments (0)

Pauline Rovkah Plays Bartok

Great opportunity this weekend to hear Pauline Rovkah play an all Bartok concert. Pauline is the director of the piano program at Chatham University and she’ll be reprising a wonderful program that she unveiled last August at Cambridge University for the symposium and festival Bridging Musicology and Composition: The Global Significance of Bartok’s Method. Several of us Burghers were privileged to be a part of that gathering, and so I can tell you  from first hand experience that you will be inspired by this concert. Pauline performs Bartok at Chatham’s James Laughlin Music Center on Sunday (January 16) at 7 p.m. It’s free to the public, so check it out and bring some friends.

January 14, 2011 at 8:32 am Comments (0)

Pauline Rovkah performs Bartok’s Piano Masterpieces

January 16, 2011
7:00 pm

James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University

Pauline Rovkah, Director of the Piano Program at Chatham University, will perform solo piano music by Bela Bartok. It’s a great opportunity to hear these formative works from the 20th-centruy master.

January 14, 2011 at 8:17 am Comments (0)

Bay Players Experimental Music Collective at Chatham University 3/27

March 27, 2010
8:00 pm

Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ 8:00 pm, Mellon Board Room, Chatham University – Free Admission: The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective (www.bayplayers.com) performs new works and performance installations by Mike Boyd (Pittsburgh), Stephen F. Lilly and Steve Wanna (Washington, D.C.), and Kristian Twombly (Twin Cities). The event features a world premiere performance installation as well as soprano Stacey Mastrian performing John Cage’s 20th-century classic “The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs.”

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March 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm Comments (0)

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