Another Wonderful Performance by Pittsburgh Camerata

I teach a course in which we ask a question: Does beauty exist? The purpose of the question lies in understanding the ways in which we define art. The conversation typically moves through the academic threads of reason and logic, as it should because it is after all a course in a university. At the end […]

Pittsburgh Camerata Performs Reinventing the Renaissance

Congratulations to Rebecca and members of the Pittsburgh Camerata on a lovely concert, “Reinventing the Renaissance,” on Saturday. The Tallis “Lamentations” and Vaughan Williams Mass that made up the first half were sublime — made me close my eyes and just listen to the voices and complex harmonies and changing rhythms. The second half showcased […]

The Newberry Consort: A Review by Rebecca Rollett

Renaissance & Baroque: The Newberry Consort   It may seem an odd thing to say in a review of a concert of medieval music, but thank heavens for technology. It really enhanced my enjoyment of Rosas das Rosas: Cantigas De Santa Maria, in a couple of ways.   The first was practical. My daughter is in […]

Bach Choir Performs Joe Negri’s Mass of Hope

Joe Negri’s Mass of Hope is a beautiful, powerful experience in music. One of the best parts of following a particular organization — or in my case following the five organizations of the Pittsburgh Music Alliance — is the experience of the unforeseen and unforeseeable. In the arts, we often find ourselves tied to the […]