Pitt Department of Music Hosts 'Music on the Edge' Concert Series

Issue Date: 
September 19, 2011

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Music is hosting its annual concert series “Music on the Edge,” which is codirected by Eric Moe, a Pitt professor of music, and Matthew Rosenblum, chair of the Department of Music. The series is devoted to contemporary music performed by professional musicians.

The Music on the Edge schedule follows.

Morton Feldman Mini Festival
Nov. 3-4, 8 p.m., Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St., Downtown

Pianist Amy Williams, percussionist Jan Williams, flutist Lindsey Goodman, and cellist Jonathan Golove perform with Feldman’s Patterns in a Chromatic Field for cello and piano (Nov. 3) and Crippled Symmetry for flute, piano and percussion (Nov. 4).

LotUS (League of the Unsound Sound)
Jan. 14, 8 p.m., The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side

This evening of experimental music features a combination of performers, composers, and improvisers.

JACK Quartet
Feb. 25, 8 p.m., The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side

JACK Quartet has played to critical acclaim around the globe. “The string quartet may be a 250-year-old contraption, but young, brilliant groups like the JACK Quartet are keeping it thrillingly vital,” The Washington Post said. The quartet will also perform Richter Textures, a piece by Pitt assistant professor of music Amy Williams.

Firebird Ensemble
Mar. 17, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Firebird Ensemble aims to break down preconceptions about new music, to build enthusiasm for new compositions, and to create a unique concert atmosphere. A group of eclectic musicians, Firebird Ensemble will present works by Eric Moe and Lee Hyla.

Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
Apr. 2, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium

This concert for one piano, four hands, pays tribute to the music of Hungarian composer György Kurtág.

Additional information is available on the “Music on the Edge” Web site, www.music.pitt.edu/mote.