Opening the CUSP season, this program combines Alia Musica's most recent repertory—including their 2018 commission from the esteemed Ohio-based composer Marilyn Shrude, and Federico Garcia-De Castro's powerful Memoria, based on the last words of Bernardo Jaramillo, assassinated for his views in Colombia in 1990—with older gems that the ensemble is bringing back in 2019-20.
Alia Musica Pittsburgh is dedicated to quality performances of challenging repertory of contemporary music in all genres, focusing on living composers as well as major figures of the 20th century. The ensemble works in the belief that concert music is a manifestation of its time and place, and that it can and should regain the relevance it once had on the society and the audiences that give rise to it. As a chamber ensemble, Alia Musica has performed toured six states and appeared internationally as guest ensemble at the 2015 MusicArte Festival in Panama City. Its repertory combines monuments of modern music, from Ives and Varèse to Berio and Haas, with the freshest music by living composers.
Join us from 12-2pm for a composers reading session with area college students who were selected from our call for scores:
Chris Neiner (Cleveland Institute of Music) - Infinite Spinning
Steven Beck (Kent State University at Stark) - Bloom
Tempest Baum (Oberlin Conservatory) - Northern Fever Dream
BOTH EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBIC