Resonance Chamber: Kassia Ensemble

Tue. Feb 11, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
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Price: $15.00
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Price: $15.00
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Kassia Ensemble returns to the Resonance Chamber Series at Bar Marco on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 7 pm.  In a program of primarily women composers from the 20th and 21st centuries, Kassia offers a listening opportunity different from any in Pittsburgh!

In a nod to Kassia’s namesake, the program begins with a cello solo by Margarita Zelenaia, a Russian composer, who has based her composition off of Byzantine chants.

Next up is a piece by French composer Ida Gotkovsky for clarinet and harp.   Taking her inspiration from the Aeolian scale, this four-movement work, Eolienne, compels the listener to take a journey from a lush soundscape to a piquant stuttering waltz and beyond. 

Concluding the program is American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Southern Harmony.  From soaring string writing reminiscent of Barber’s Knoxville, Summer 1915 to Appalachian dances this three-movement work speaks directly to Pittsburgh’s musical roots.  

All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Kassia’s bassist, Amanda Rice-Johnston, who is currently recovering from a brain aneurysm.  

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The Union Hall @ Bar Marco 2216 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222