Music on the Edge kicks off season with bass clarinet/marimba duo

Transient Canvas

New music duo Transient Canvas will kick off the Music on the Edge concert series sponsored by the Pitt Department of Music and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Co-directed by music professors and composers Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum, Music on the Edge presents performances of contemporary music by visiting professional musicians, according to its website.

This semester’s performances will all take place at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Transient Canvas features Amy Advocat on bass clarinet and Matt Sharrock on marimba. The duo has commissioned more than 80 works from composers all over the world. The 8 p.m. Jan. 19 concert will feature works by up-and-coming composers, including David Ibbett (Branches), Marissa Hickman (“Anatomy of the Infinite Machine”), Brian Sears (“Tremendous”), Dan VanHassell (“Epidermis”), Peter Van Zandt Lane (“Exergy Bubblebath”) and Kirsten Volness (“A Year without Summer”)

Other upcoming shows include:

  • Da Capo Chamber Players, 8 p.m. Feb. 2
  • Mivos String Quartet, 8 p.m. March 2
  • Instruments of Happiness Guitar Quartet, 8 p.m. March 30

Tickets — $20, $15 in advance and $15, $10 in advance for students and seniors — are available through the Pitt Stages Box Office, 412-624-7529 or Season tickets also are available at a discounted price.