Sixth Annual “The Americas – In Concert”
America, in the time of Ragtime, will be featured at this year's 6th Annual "The Americas—In Concert" event. Pianist, composer, arranger, and historian Tom Roberts and the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra (ACRO) will present an evening of "Rediscovery, Rebirth, Restoration, and Remembrance in Ragtime," featuring works from Pittsburgh and Latin American composers.
Formed in 2013, The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra (ACRO) takes its name from Allegheny City, the beautiful city that was home to Stephen Foster, Andrew Carnegie, Gertrude Stein, and later seized by Pittsburgh in 1907. Today it is known as Pittsburgh's North Side. The orchestra is dedicated to restoring the lost history of the ragtime era in Pittsburgh. The ensemble will perform recently rediscovered compositions by Pittsburgh composers from the turn of the 20th century. These works have not been heard in almost one hundred years. In addition, the ACRO will perform Latin American inspired pieces by composers from Harlem's Clef Club, an African American musical organization formed by James Reese Europe in the 'teens. The concert will also feature compositions by composers from Latin American countries who were inspired by American Ragtime music.
Presenting the annual event for a sixth consecutive year are "The Americas—In Concert" founders and sponsors Med Health Services and Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies and Shady Side Academy. The event is free to the public.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Richard E. Rauh Theater, Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Free admission ($10 suggested donation at the door); for ticket reservations call 412-457-0516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: 412-457-0516
Global Focus: Chile
“Tributo a Chile,” Folk, Classical and Jazz Performers from Chile, Venezuela, and Panama present a Concert of Roots-Inspired Latin American Fusion
Rodrigo Invernizzi, Orion Morales, Ella Ponce and Daniel Fuenzalida will come to Pittsburgh to share their music and experience with students, faculty and the general public the first week of October 2013, ending with a recital open to the public. This event is co-organized by the Department of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, as well as Chatham University’s Global Focus, and the Chilean National Council of Culture and the Arts.
Folk, classical & jazz performers from Chile & Panama will be visiting Pittsburgh to present a concert of roots-inspired, Latin American fusion. On piano, vibraphone, bass, guitar & percussion, they will play South American songs & original compositions inspired in the music of the Andes.
Residency activities for University of Pittsburgh’s Music and CLAS students:
- Music presentation and talk
Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 3:00-3:50 pm and 4:00- 4:50 pm
Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
- Music demonstration and Chilean guitar workshop
Date: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Location: 5130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
(Please email email@example.com to sign up for this workshop)
Friday, October 4, 2013
7:30 pm (free and open to the general public)
Bellefiled Hall Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
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