|January 25, 2013|
|6:15 pm||to||9:00 pm|
The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.) will be appearing at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl this Friday, January 25th. E.L.C.O is a grassroots ensemble of emerging musicians dedicated to presenting new music, new interpretations of the standard classical repertoire, and transcriptions of pop and rock songs. True to form, E.L.C.O. will be presenting a varied program, including two songs from singer-songwriter Beck’s recent sheet music-only release, “The Song Reader,” a song by German cabaret master Kurt Weill, and a work by minimalist pioneer Frederic Rzewski. The two Beck songs, Saint Dude (take a listen in the video above) and Old Shanghai will feature singer Anna Elder. The Kurt Weill selection, “Surabaya Johnny” features singer Rebecca Covert. The Rzewski piece, Les moutons de Panurge is a classic of the early minimalist movement that explores ideas of freedom and individuality within a context of collaboration.