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Upcoming Event Sound Series: Beyond: Final Concert featuring David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove

A black and white photograph of a man standing on the rooftop of a building with buildings and a watertower behind him. He has short salt and pepper colored hair a salt and pepper colored mustache and beard. He is wearing a black suit coat with white pinstripes and white buttons. He is holding a clarinet instrument in his hands in front of him and is looking down at the instrument.

The final concert of the Beyond Microtonal Musical Festival and Symposium features oud musician Rahim Alhaj with percussionist Issa Malluf performing contemporary and traditional Iraqui music. David Krakauer and Ancestral Groove, the legendary klezmer band, closes out the festival.

This season's festival will focus on the theme of “Cultural Roots/Cultural Intersections” and will explore compelling microtonal music that travels across cultural boundaries.Through three days of concerts and symposia, Beyond will address 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.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.