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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
March 3, 2003

Three Schools of Music in Pittsburgh Collaborate to Present the U3 Festival

Only a few cities in the United States has such dynamic schools of music like the city of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh region will soon find out how explosive the schools are in a collaborative effort among Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music, Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music and University of Pittsburgh's Music on the Edge. Together, these musical institutions will present the U3 Festival March 12 - 15, 2003. This will mark the first collaboration of its kind among these schools.

The U3 Festival will kick off at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland with a performance by The Duquesne University Wind Symphony, Robert C. Cameron, conductor, which includes a premiere by Alan Fletcher, head of Carnegie Mellon's School of Music, "A Glistening Music." Program I will continue the performance with The Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, Denis Colwell, conductor. The next program, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Bellefield Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, will include a performance by the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble, Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, conductor, and the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, David Stock, conductor. The U3 Festival's final program, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Bellefield Hall, will feature The Duquesne University Chamber Singers, Brady Allred, conductor.

The U3 Festival will showcase the talent of faculty and students in each school. The schools will present music ranging from solos to a full wind symphony with voice to timpani soloists.

David Stock, professor of music and composer-in-residence at Duquesne said, "This festival is a great way to showcase both the fine composers and the outstanding performers at our three great universities. This collaboration among the three schools will show that creativity is alive and well in Pittsburgh."

Carnegie Mellon's School of Music will showcase the work of Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, Efrain Amaya, Leonardo Balada, Alan Fletcher, Nancy Galbraith and Reza Vali.

Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music will showcase the work of David Cutler, Joseph DeFazio, Lynn Emberg Purse and David Stock.

University of Pittsburgh's Music on the Edge will showcase the work of David Keberle, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum and Roger Zahab.

Each program will feature a new work in its premiere performance. For more information on the U3 Festival please contact Eric Sloss, associate director of media relations for the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon at 412-268-5765 or email ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

Please see the following schedule.

Program I

Wednesday, March 12
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland


Concerto for Piano & Winds ......................................................Leonardo Balada

Donna Amato, Piano

A Glistening Music (premiere) .......................................................Alan Fletcher

Alaine Fink, Piano
Lisa Phillips, Piano

THE DUQUESNE WIND SYMPHONY
Robert C. Cameron, Conductor

INTERMISSION

Earth Beat..........................................................................David Stock

Timothy Adams, Timpani

Wind Symphony No. 1 .............................................Nancy Galbraith

THE CARNEGIE MELLON WIND ENSEMBLE
Denis Colwell, Conductor


Program II

Thursday, March 13
8 p.m.
Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh


Eight-Point Turn......................................................Eric Moe

Ancient Eyes......................................................Mathew Rosenblum

Macbeth Suite......................................................Eduardo Alonso-Crespo

I. Preludio (Prelude)
II. Aquelarre (Witches' dance)
III. Lady Macbeth
IV. La masacre de los Macduff (Macduff's massacre)
V. Final (Finale)

THE CARNEGIE MELLON CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, Conductor

INTERMISSION

Three States of Being (premiere)..................................Lynn Emberg Purse

Flying
Falling
Dancing in the Center

Folk Songs, Set X......................................................Reza Vali

Mimi Lerner, mezzo-soprano

THE DUQUESNE CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
David Stock, Conductor


Program III

Saturday, March 15
3 p.m.
Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh


Not Later......................................................Roger Zahab

Roger Zahab, violin
Paige Riggs, cello
Eric Moe, piano

African Reveries ......................................................David Keberle

Suzanne Polak, piano

Duo Ami..................................................................... Efrain Amaya

Mantra
La Espera
Amadis

Alberto Almarza, flute
Walter Morales, piano

INTERMISSION

Cynara! ......................................................Joseph DeFazio

THE DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS
Brady Allred, Conductor

Kartoon Music for the Kriminally
Insane and Socially Delinquent (premiere) .....................David Cutler

Genaro Medina, violin
Brett Shurtliffe, bass
David Cutler, piano
R.J.Heid, drums
Phil Webster, percussion

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