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Elements III: Prokofiev

The final piece for Friday’s virtual concert is the Prokofiev Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Bass. It’s a real barn-burner and takes a ton of skill to perform live, let alone in individual home studios. My goal for this concert was to feature my colleagues who are both regular members of the IncidentalContinue reading “Elements III: Prokofiev”

Elements III: Mark Fromm

Mark Fromm (picture 3) has prepared an introduction for our third piece on the program, his composition titled Silent Spring for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Piano (picture 2) which will run on Friday’s virtual I.C.Players concert. I.C.Players embarked on this Elements project with a direct eye on the 2019 University of Pittsburgh Gender EquityContinue reading “Elements III: Mark Fromm”

Elements III: Rebecca Clarke

Next up for Friday’s Virtual the Incidental Chamber Players concert Elements III is Rebecca Clarke’s Duo for Clarinet and Viola. A virtuoso violist herself, Clarke wrote comparatively few works under her own name (at times she would submit works in competitions under both hers and a male pseudonym, with the fictional male composer’s works beingContinue reading “Elements III: Rebecca Clarke”

Elements III: Andrew Griffin

This concert is about centering both my performing and composing colleagues as central relationships to the Elements that make up my musical life. Today’s entry is focused on “Prelude for Solo Piano” by Andrew Griffin. I met Andrew when we were both freshman at Carnegie Mellon studying music performance. Besides playing memorable orchestra concerts aroundContinue reading “Elements III: Andrew Griffin”

Elements III

This Friday, May 14 presented by the Incidental Chamber Players featuring music by Rebecca Clarke, Sergei Prokofiev, Andrew Griffin and Mark Fromm. Each day this week leading up until Friday I’ll be sharing my inspiration for this program. It’s free! While you’re at it, stream Elements II until this Thursday by Amaury Morales!

Things To Do This Weekend in Pittsburgh

By Sean Coller, Pittsburgh Magazine

“For those of us who think instrumental performances begin and end with the PSO — and I can be as guilty of this oversight as anyone — there are other groups in town that make it easy and alluring to discover new sounds and styles…

Holiday Mini-Concert!

Did you miss our virtual performance at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh on December 24th? You can now watch our ‘Holiday Mini-Concert’ playlist on YouTube!

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