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Dave Anderson: Quintet for violin, viola, bass, oboe, and clarinet
Carl Nielsen: Sereanata en Vano
David Bruce: Steampunk for Octet
Classical Revolution Pittsburgh kicks off the fall season with a program featuring recent works by David Anderson and David Bruce along with music by Carl Nielsen. David Anderson’s Quintet is written for the same instrumentation as the Prokofiev Oboe quintet (performed by Classical Revolution Pittsburgh in 2011). Dave is a colleague and friend of ours from New Orleans. Much like Dave, his piece combines elements of funk, jazz, and a little Shostakovich. Carl Nielsen wrote this short serenade in 1914, right before starting composition on his 4th symphony. Primarily known as a symphonic composer, Nielsen takes a charming and humorous look at unrequited chivalry. David Bruce completed Steampunk 2010 after a friend showed him several handmade instruments inspired by the Steampunk movement. Originally a science fiction genre, Steampunk has become an entire sub-culture of fashion and design. Written for an octet of winds, brass, and strings this piece takes us through an alternate history of sound, color, rhythm, and melody.
About our Venue: Since 2011, The Inn has evolved from a short-term project space into a permanent 3,500 square-foot, experience-driven fine arts venue with a unique model of hands-on creative production. We combine a traditional model of rotating exhibitions with performances, events, and new media programming.
Before, during and after our performance enjoy “Dos Solos”, a new exhibition at the Inn as part of their Emerging Artist series, featuring the works of Alex Hamrick and Gianna Paniagua.
more information at www.collegeinnprojects.com
The mission of Classical Revolution is to present live chamber music involving both traditional and modern approaches to the art form while engaging a broad and diverse community by offering these performances at low or no cost in highly accessible venues, such as cafes and bars. By taking chamber music out of the recital hall and making it more accessible to an audience who would not otherwise hear such music live, we hope a broader public will appreciate chamber music’s relevance. Thus, we hope to weave this music into a cultural landscape presently populated by more mainstream forms of musical entertainment.