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Nathan Carterette Performs Quentin Kim

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Today (Dec. 16) at 3 p.m. in Kresge Theatre.

December 16, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments (0)

Pianist Nathan Carterette Performs Music of Quentin Kim

December 16, 2014
3:00 pm

Kresge Theater
Free

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Pianist Nathan Carterette will perform a recital featuring the works of Korean composer Quentin Kim  by pianist Nathan Carterette. The recital will take place on December 16th at 3 p.m. in the Kresge Theatre in the College of Fine Arts on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. The program will include Kim’s Sonata in g sharp minor, Lilies: A Ballad-Fantasy, Springtime Glances, Variations on an Ancient Korean Melody, the Prelude and Fugue in c sharp minor (dedicated to myself), and other short works. Dr Kim will be in attendance at a reception that will follow the recital. Free.

December 10, 2014 at 8:35 am Comments (0)

PSO Performs Galbraith’s Euphonic Blues

March 21, 2014
8:00 pm
March 23, 2014
2:30 pm

Heinz Hall
Tickets
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues its Year of the Pittsburgh Composer with a performance of Nancy Galbraith’s Euphonic Blues. Euphonic Blues was premiered in 2012 by the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. Donald Runnicles will also lead the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and highlights from Wagner’s Ring.

Nancy Galbraith resides in Pittsburgh, where she is Professor of Composition at Carnegie Mellon University. In a career that spans three decades, her music has earned praise for its rich harmonic texture, rhythmic vitality, emotional and spiritual depth, and wide range of expression.

Galbraith has had six works performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, beginning with the 1988 premiere of Morning Litany, directed by the eminent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdetsvensky. The orchestra followed with performances of Danza de los Duendes in 1992, Piano Concerto No. 1 in 1995, and Tormenta del Sur in 2001. In 1998 the PSO commissioned and premiered A Festive Violet Pulse for a celebration welcoming its new music director Mariss Jansons. De profundis ad lucem was commissioned by California University of Pennsylvania to celebrate its 150th anniversary and was premiered there by the PSO in 2002. The work received its European premiere with the Limburgs Symfonie Orkest in the Netherlands in 2011.

March 19, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments (0)

Persian Music Festival

October 17, 2013
1:30 pm
8:00 pm
October 19, 2013
10:00 am
8:00 pm

This October, the Center for Iranian Music, directed by composer Reza Vali, is hosting its first Persian Music Festival. Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, the CFIM will highlight Iranian music and culture through performances and lectures. Please find the full schedule below.

To purchase tickets, please contact Bijan Elyaderani: Tel: (724) 799-2067; E-mail: m_elyaderani@yahoo.com.

Thursday, Oct. 17:

  • 1:30PM, Kresge Recital Hall, “A Concert of Contemporary Music of Iran.” FREE Admission.  Cyrus Forough, violin; Evan Kahn, cello; Sung-Im Kim, piano
  • 8:00PM, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, “Contemporary Music of Iran.” FREE Admission.Lecture by Reza Vali.

Friday, Oct. 18:

  • **8:00PM, Kresge Recital Hall, “Dialogue of Ancient Civilizations: A Concert of Persian and Chinese Hammer Dulcimers.” Tickets: $20-$35, students $10.  Dariush Saghafi, Persian Santoor; Jahangir Sichani, Tombak; Mimi Jong, Erhu; The Bamboo Breeze Ensemble (Xiannian Xiao, Yanqin, Julie Tay, Chinese drums).

Saturday, Oct. 19:

  • **10:00AM, Alumni Concert Hall, “A Workshop of Persian and Chinese Music.” FREE Admission. Dariush Saghafi, Persian Santoor; The Bamboo Breeze Ensemble (Xiannian Xiao, Julie Tay); Yanqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer), and other Chinese instruments.
  • 8:00PM, Mellon Institute Auditorium, “Women of Persian Music: A Concert of Persian Traditional Music.” Tickets: $20-$35, students $10. Sepideh Raissadat, Setâr and vocals, and Naghmeh Farahmand, Tombak, Dáf.

**These two events are co-sponsored by the Silk Screen Arts and Cultural Organization.  For more information about the Silk Screen Arts and Cultural Organization, please visit: www.silkscreenfestival.org.

October 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm Comments (0)

TONIGHT: CMU Contemporary Ensemble Plays Bates and Balada

Kresge Theatre
Free, 8 p.m.

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What do you get when you make a couch out of the kite-eating tree?

 

Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble performs

Mason Bates’ Omnivorous Furniture for chamber orchestra and electronica

Featuring the North American premiere of Leonardo Balada’s Caprichios No. 7 for solo clarinet and ensemble.

May 3, 2013 at 8:26 am Comments (0)

CMU Composers Concerts, Feb. 22 and March 1

Hey there, Pittsburgh new music community! Just want to draw your attention to the two CMU composers concerts happening tonight (Feb, 22) and next Friday (March 1) at Soldiers and Sailors. Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic will present nine (count-em! 9!) new pieces by CMU student composers. A great way to feature their students and give them the invaluable experience of writing for orchestra. The concerts are free, so do try to get there if you can.

February 22, 2013 at 8:33 am Comments (0)

CMU Composers Concert II

March 1, 2013
8:00 pm

Soldiers and Sailors Hall
Free

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic

Ronald Zollman, Music Director
Conductor(s) to be announced.

The second in a two-part concert series, the Philharmonic will perform 9 original works by School of Music composition students. The February 22 concert will feature Jolivet’s Suite en Concerte for flute and four percussionists.

February 22, 2013 at 8:26 am Comments (0)

CMU Student Composers Concert I

February 22, 2013
8:00 pm

Soldiers and Sailors Hall
Free

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic

Ronald Zollman, Music Director
Conductor(s) to be announced.

GUEST ARTISTS: Catherine Jolivet, flute; Jack Rago, Jamie Pham, Erin Dowrey, and Lei Lei Hoi,  percussion

The first in a two-part concert series, the Philharmonic will perform 9 original works by School of Music composition students. The February 22 concert will feature Jolivet’s Suite en Concerte for flute and four percussionists.

February 22, 2013 at 8:24 am Comments (0)

Molly Joyce and her finalist piece “Dollhouse”

Molly Joyce is a young up-and-coming Pittsburgh-borned-and-raised composer. She’s studying composition at Julliard since 2011, and her music is getting a lot of attention around the country… ensembles, blogs, audiences, etc. Her piece Dollhouse was selected as one of the 5 finalists in the PNME/Alia Musica 2012-13 Competition, so it’s part of the program in Alia Musica’s concert Friday (Kresge Hall, 7:30, $15/12).

I had a nice talk with her last Friday. We had ‘skyped her in’ for one of the rehearsals, so we thought, why not have a conversation about things? Here’s some of it, check it out:

November 13, 2012 at 10:37 am Comments (0)

Week of New Music, October 14–20

Watching the Stillers, streaming the Veep debate, and blogging new music in the Burgh. Hey! James Harrison just sacked Paul Ryan!

Great concerts coming up this week starting with the first installment on IonSound Project’s “Music for Humans and Robots,” a recital by Donna Amato and Warren Davidson featuring music of Carson Cooman, Johanna Ballou playing Rzewski, and the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Music Ensemble.

There’s a lot more coming soon from Alia Musica, ELCO, Music on the Edge and much more, so stay tuned.

October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm Comments (0)

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