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Past Event Sound Series: Beyond: Concert 1 featuring the Beyond Festival Orchestra

A man who is bald and wearing glasses and a red, long-sleeve, button-down shirt is conducting an orchestra. He has both of his hands raised up in front of him and is holding a conductor's stick in his right hand.

The first concert of the Beyond Microtonal Musical Festival and Symposium features NYC chamber group LOADBANG, clarinettist David Krakauer, famed oud-player Rahim Alhaj with percussionist Issa Malluf, and the Beyond Festival Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose.

This season's Festival and Symposium focuses on the theme of “Cultural Roots/Cultural Intersections” and explores compelling microtonal music that travels across cultural boundaries.Through three days of concerts and symposia, Beyond addresses the nature and current status of “microtonal music” and especially its relationship to World Music as well as the diversity within our own community.

Co-presented by the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music.

Music on the Edge is generously supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Pitt Arts, the Bessie Pearl Snyder Music Legacy Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Foundation, the Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and the Opportunity Fund.

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