Pitt’s music ensembles have a busy spring schedule. There are a variety of live performances happening through the end of the semester.
Afropop Ensemble: Sonic Migrations: 8 p.m. March 30, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
An exploration of Afro-reggae, highlife, Afrobeat and Afro-jazz, genres that have resulted from the fusion of African and Western music. Admission: $12, $8.50 in advance; $8, $5 in advance for non-Pitt students and seniors. Pitt students free with valid ID.
Music on the Edge: Instruments of Happiness Guitar Quartet: 8 p.m. March 30, Andy Warhol Museum
Newly commissioned works by Alessa Cheung, René Lussier, Amy Williams, and Nicholas Ryan, as well as “Equal but Opposite Reaction” by Tim Brady, “Deep Fields” by Jordan Nobles, and “Quartet for 4 guitars” by Marc Mellits. Admission is $20, $15 in advance; $15, $10 in advance for students and seniors.
African Music and Dance Ensemble: 8 p.m. April 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
With guest artists Kuumba (West African Drum and Dance Ensemble) and Timbeleza (Brazilian Samba and Funk). Admission is $12, $8.50 in advance; $8, $5 in advance for non-Pitt students and seniors. Pitt students free with valid ID.
Men’s Glee Club Spring Concert: 8 p.m. April 6, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh
Works by Bruckner, Dawson, Lotti and Mendelssohn as well as Broadway favorites. Admission is $15, $10 for non-Pitt students and seniors. Pitt students free with valid ID.
Women’s Choral Ensemble Spring Concert: 5 p.m. April 7, Heinz Memorial Chapel
Featuring women composers Susan LaBarr, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah Quartel, Andrea Ramsey, Audrey Snyder, Gwyneth Walker, and the groups, Celtic Women and Copper Wimmin, in addition to the music of Kim Arnesen, Gustav Holst, Jim Papoulis and Charles Stanford. Admission is free.
University Gamelan: A Night of Gamelan: 8 p.m. April 12, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
The University of Pittsburgh Gamelan performs traditional works for Gamelan Degung. The concert will feature special guest Devon Tipp on Shakuhachi performing Elizabeth Brown’s composition “Cloudrest.” Admission is $12, $8.50 in advance; $8, $5 in advance for non-Pitt students and seniors. Pitt students free with valid ID.
An Evening of Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater: Tales from the Ramayana: 8 p.m. April 13, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Pre-performance lecture by Dr. Meghan Hynson, puppetry by Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan assisted by Ida Ayu Kumalayoni, and Gender Wayang. Music performed by Meghan Hynson, Yang Shuo, Wangcaixuan Zhang and Annie Valdes. Admission is $12, $8.50 in advance; $8, $5 in advance for non-Pitt students and seniors. Pitt students free with valid ID.
Pitt Graduate Composers Concert: 7 p.m. April 14, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
New compositions from Pitts graduate student composers. Admission is free.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. April 17, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
John Cage's “Living Room Music,” Fred Ho’s “When the Real Dragons Fly!” for bari sax and orchestra with soloist Ben Barson, and Mahler’s Symphony no. 5 (movements 1, 2 and 3). Admission is free.
Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert: 8 p.m. April 18, Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Classic and contemporary compositions for big band. Admission is $10, $5 for students; cash at the door only.
Heinz Chapel Choir 80th Anniversary Concert: 7:30 p.m. April 29, Heinz Memorial Chapel
Heinz Chapel Choir celebrates its 80th anniversary with the premiere performance of a work by Bob Chilcott commissioned to honor the legacy of the late John Goldsmith. Admission is free.
Tickets for all shows that with admission fees are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office — 412-624-7529 or music.pitt.edu/tickets.