2010-2011 Concert Season

Once there, Now Hear

October 10, 2010; 4:00 pm
Shadyside Presbyterian Church
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HEAR: Tower
Tuesday November 9th, 2010; 8:00 pm
West Liberty University

Sunday November 14, 2010; 7:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oakland
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Family Concert at the Carnegie Library
Sunday December 12, 2010; 2:00 pm
Carnegie Library Main in Oakland.
Quiet Reading Room (first floor)
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IonSound Plays the Music of University of
Pittsburgh Graduate Student Composers
Monday March 28, 2011; 8:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oakland
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Saturday April 2, 2011; 8:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oakland
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 On April 11, 2010 IonSound will present the third installation our series--Recycle.  The pieces on this program will represent the many ways in which composers borrow or 'recycle' motivic, melodic, and harmonic material.  The group will perform works by Joan Tower, Daron Hagen, Francis Poulenc, and will feature virtuoso pianist Amy Williams in Solo Observed by Lukas Foss.  Giant puppets made from recycled materials by area artist Cheryl Capezzuti will make an appearance.  


Tickets are $8.50 general admission, $5 for students and seniors when purchased in advance through ProArts (www.proartstickets.org), and can be purchased at the door for $15/10.  For more information and concert updates please visit www.ionsound.org.


2009-2010 season: Reduce, Renew, Recycle

Recycle
Sunday April 11th 2010 at 7:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

IonSound Project
Amy Williams, piano
Cheryl Capezzuti, visual artist


STEVE REICH 
Clapping Music
MARK FROMM 
A Citizen of the 21st Century Looks Back
LUKAS FOSS Solo Observed
DARON HAGEN 
Piano Trio No. 3
FRANCIS POULENC 
Sonatas (selected movements from the flute, clarinet, and violin sonatas)
JOAN TOWER Petroushskates

 Sunday, March 8, 2009, 7:00 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
IonSound Project with KnotDance

Hometown Heroes

ADAMS American Berserk
BURKE Three Allusions mvt I and III
MOE Superhero
THOMPSON Trouble
KOLM Haven
ZAHAB entelechronicity between six persons

Tickets ($5-$10) are available at the door.
Contacts: Peggy Yoo / 412-512-8264 / ionsound@gmail.com
Stephanie Rael / 412-921-3016 / stephanierael@gmail.com

Bellefield Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh campus. 315 South Bellefield Ave, Oakland

IonSound Project presents: Hometown Heroes
Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm (please note change in start time)

Bellefield Hall Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

IonSound Project will celebrate some of Pittsburgh's most talented and iconic composers on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 7 pm with a concert titled Hometown Heroes. IonSound Project members Peggy Yoo, Kathleen Costello, Laura Motchalov, Elisa Kohanski, Rob Frankenberry, and Eliseo Rael will be joined by Pittsburgh's own KnotDance, a whimsical and eccentric dance company championing "ordinary movement done extraordinarily". The program features Pittsburgh composers Patrick Burke, Philip Thompson, Jonathan Kolm, and Eric Moe. Also on the program, American Berserk by Pittsburgh Symphony composer‐in‐residence John Adams and the world premiere of entelechronicity for six persons by Roger Zahab. IonSound will also celebrate its residency status with the University of Pittsburgh by performing an audience‐selected work by a University of Pittsburgh graduate student composer. The concert will take place at Bellefield Hall Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh's campus in Oakland. General admission tickets are $10, student/senior tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Reception to follow. For more information please visit www.ionsound.org.

IonSound Project comprises flutist Peggy Yoo, clarinetist Kathleen Costello, violinist Laura Motchalov, cellist Elisa Kohanski, pianist Rob Frankenberry and percussionist Eliseo Rael. The group was founded in 2004 with a mission to add to Pittsburgh's cultural life by programming innovative concerts, commissioning works of new music, collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, and exploring the boundaries between concert and popular music. IonSound has received critical acclaim for their original programming, fresh approach to contemporary music, and commitment to the city of Pittsburgh. IonSound is Ensemble‐in‐Residence at University of Pittsburgh, where they work with students and perform the works of graduate students in composition.

KnotDance is a performance company that explores the extent of what dance has to offer. We believe that dance is ordinary movement done extraordinarily. We seek to explore the full scope of movement and the limits of the body as a performance tool. In the world of KnotDance life is presented through the whimsical eyes of the slightly eccentric. Our goal is to show the power of blending art to create a unique experience not simply to give a performance. In the world of Knot silent communication contrasts with SCREAMING movement to provide visually and emotionally stimulating works. KnotDance is a trip to an awe‐inspiring place where anything is possible. We will provide a slightly off kilter world to immerse yourself in and escape this redundancy that life sometimes offers. For more information please visit: www.knotdance.com.

Special Offer: New Music Day Pass IonSound Project and the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society are pleased to announce the New Music Day Pass for Sunday March 8, 2009. Purchase tickets to hear the Bugallo‐Williams Piano Duo and IonSound Project with KnotDance and a light dinner in between, all for $20! Please see details below:

• 3 p.m. at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (650 Schenley Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
Bridges Fine‐tuned, Part II: Featuring the Bugallo‐Williams Piano Duo premiering Amy Williams’ new composition for piano, with music by Gyorgy Kurtag, Machaut, Frescobaldi, Purcell, J.S. Bach, Conlon Nancarrow, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for piano four hands.

• 5:15 p.m. at Bellefield Hall 2nd Floor Lobby: (315 S. Bellefield Ave. Pittsburgh PA
15213) Share a light meal with the artists, including vegetarian and omnivorian deli
sandwiches, salad, drinks, and dessert.

• 7 p.m. at Bellefield Hall Auditorium
IonSound Project, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music’s Ensemble‐in‐Residence, will give a concert titled Hometown Heroes, featuring music by John Adams, Patrick Burke, Eric Moe, Jonathan Kolm, Philip Thompson, and Roger Zahab, with choreography by KnotDance.

Purchase your New Music Day Pass for $20 by contacting The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society at 412‐624‐4129 or info@pittsburghchambermusic.org


Checks, Visa or MasterCard Accepted.
Or, download and order form from:
www.pittsburghnewmusicnet.com/DayPASS.pdf



IonSounds of the Season: Sacred          Invocations

IonSound Project to perform IonSounds of the Season: Sacred Invocations

Monday December 15, 2008, 7:00-8:00 pm
James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University
IonSound Project with Daphne Alderson, contralto

ADAMS Christian Zeal and Activity
LONG Secluded Orchid
HOOVER Winter Spirits
PERTTU Elusive Unity
LEIBOVICH Avaksha



Tickets ($5-$10) are available at the door.

Monday December 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University


PITTSBURGH - With the holiday season comes a unique evening of spiritually inspired chamber music presented by the IonSound Project. IonSound Project members Peggy Yoo, Kathleen Costello, Laura Motchalov, Elisa Kohanski, Rob Frankenberry, and Eliseo Rael will be joined by Pittsburgh's favorite vocalist Daphne Alderson on Monday December 15 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the James Laughlin Music Center on the campus of Chatham University. The program will feature John Adams' Christian Zeal and Activity, Zhou Long's Secluded Orchid, Katherine Hoover's Winter Spirits, and Pittsburgh area composer Daniel Perttu's Elusive Unity. Also featured will be a world premiere of Nizan Leibovich's Avaksha for clarinet, cello and violin. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door. For more information please visit: www.ionsound.org.


IonSound Project comprises flutist Peggy Yoo, clarinetist Kathleen Costello, violinist Laura Motchalov, cellist Elisa Kohanski, pianist Rob Frankenberry and percussionist Eliseo Rael. The group was founded in 2004 with a mission to add to Pittsburgh's cultural life by programming innovative concerts, commissioning works of new music, collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, and exploring the boundaries between concert and popular music. IonSound has received critical acclaim for their original programming, fresh approach to contemporary music, and commitment to the city of Pittsburgh. IonSound is Ensemble-in-Residence at University of Pittsburgh, where they work with students and perform the works of graduate students in composition.


Daphne Alderson, contralto


 Daphne’s diverse, eclectic career as lyric contralto includes opera, oratorio, chamber music and cabaret throughout the United States, Canada and Italy.  Ms. Alderson has performed with Pittsburgh Opera, Chatham Baroque, Central City Opera, Opera North, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh and Amherst Early Opera.  Her roles include Purcell's Sorceress, Hansel, Isabella, Nicklausse and Handelian and Scarlatti baroque opera roles.  A champion of new works, she has premiered the music of John Marcinizyn, Michael Moricz, Enrique Ubieta and Douglas Levine.  “Daphne’s voice gives me shivers…she’s really magical, and when she sings in French, you’ll want your sweetheart nearby,” quotes Ted Sohier (WQEDfm, Pittsburgh). . The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls her, “An artist of dignified passion,” (Handel’s MESSIAH) and “…beautifully rendered love songs.”

The 2008-09 season hailed Songs That  Oscar Taught Me benefiting the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, an evening of exquisite arrangements of Oscar Hammerstein by Douglas Levine.  “L’Amour la Vie, Daphne Sings Piaf, “ a one woman show based on the life and music of Edith Piaf is the latest in her Concert Series, commissioned for Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh and performed to full houses.  Projects in the 2007-08 season include appearances at the Club Café, Whittaker Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisburg, opera outreach programs touring with the Pittsburgh Opera, The Steinway Society, Bricolage Theatre, IonSound Project and chamber music with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Saturday Septmeber 20th at 8:00pm
Bellefield Hall

IonSound Project
Charles Biddle, Photographer

JOHN ADAMS China Gates
PHILIP GLASS Piece In the Shape of a Square
ERIK SATIE Pieces in the Shape of a Pear
ARVO PART Fratres
STEVE REICH Music for Pieces of Wood
TERRY RILEY In C
EFRAIN AMAYA Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano


Tickets ($5-$10) are available at the door
Contact: Peggy Yoo

email: ionsound@gmail.com


Bellefield Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh campus. 315 South Bellefield Ave, Oakland

IonSound Concert: MIRRORS AND MINIMALISM


Contemporary chamber ensemble IonSound Project will perform the first concert of their season, Mirrors and Minimalism, at Bellefield Auditorium in Oakland on September 20th, 2008 at 8:00 pm. This program will feature the work of Pittsburgh photographer Charles Biddle, and programming inspired by Pittsburgh Symphony composer in residence John Adams. In addition to Adams' China Gates, the group will also perform Philip Glass' Piece in the Shape of a Square, Erik Satie's Pieces in the Shape of a Pear, Arvo Part's Fratres, Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood, and Terry Riley's In C. IonSound will also perform Pittsburgh composer Efrain Amaya's Trio for flute, violin, and piano. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door.



 

IonSound Concert: Time Pieces

With the Poetry of Barbara Edelman

When: Sunday July 13, 2008 @ 7 pm

Where: Your Inner Vagabond Coffee House and World Lounge

Admission: $10

BYOB

Repertoire:

Belinda Reynolds............Between You and Me
Orianna Webb ............The Time Being
Steve Reich .............Music for Pieces of Wood
David Lang .............Little Eye
Edgar Varese ............Density 21.5
Dorothy Hindman ...........Setting Century

IonSound: Composers of the Future

IonSound presents a program of new works by University of Pittsburgh graduate student composers.

When: Monday March 31, 2008 @ 8pm

Where: Bellefield Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh campus. 315 South Bellefield Ave, Oakland

Cost: Free 

 

IonSound Concert with Drama


Who
: IonSound Project with actor Ben Greenstone, and guest
violinist Jonathan Moser. IonSound is a Pittsburgh based sextet comprised of musicians Peggy Yoo (flute), Kathleen Costello (clarinet), Laura Motchalov (violin), Elisa Kohanski (cello), Rob Frankenberry (piano) and Eliseo Rael (percussion).

When: Friday March 21, 8:00 pm

Where: Bellefield Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh campus. 315 South Bellefield Ave, Oakland
Directions: http://www.tour.pitt.edu/directions.html

What: The IonSound Project celebrates the 100th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen's birth in this second of five concerts. Actor Ben Greenstone joins the IonSound Project for an evening of chamber music and dramatic readings. The program will feature Dennis Tobenski's Songs of Love and Madness, Erik Satie's Sports et Divertissements, Jeremy Beck's September Music, Olivier Messiaen's Theme and Variations for violin and piano, and a world premiere of Pittsburgh composer Philip Thompson's Trouble. Reception to follow.

IonSound seeks to enhance Pittsburgh's cultural scene with innovative new music concerts while promoting local artists and unique collaborations.

Tickets at the door are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students get in free. 

www.myspace.com/ionsound

Where: Bellfield Hall

When: 8:00pm

Price: $10-$5

 
 

IonSound Concert with Dance

Sound, silence; Movement, stillness

Pittsburgh’s IonSound Project announces their first concert of the 2007-2008 season, presenting a dynamic evening of music and dance.

Who: The IonSound Project and Jeff Davis (Dancer, Attack Theatre)

What: IonSound Project concert with choreography inspired by the music performed. Featured composers include Kevin Puts, Olivier Messiaen, Joseph Koykkar and Jeff Nytch, a local composer.

IonSound is a Pittsburgh based sextet comprised of musicians Peggy Yoo (flute), Kathleen Costello (clarinet), Laura Motchalov (violin), Elisa Kohanski (cello), Rob Frankenberry (piano) and Eliseo Rael (percussion).

IonSound seeks to enhance Pittsburgh's cultural scene with innovative new music concerts while promoting local artists and unique collaboration.

When: November 18, 2007 at at 8:00 pm

Where: Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh campus

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $10 for adults, $5 for

students and seniors, and are free for students under 15. Additional information can be found at www.myspace.com/ionsound.

Where: Bellfield Hall

When: 8:00pm

Price: $10-$5

7/13/07

IonSound Concert with Heather Kropf

Heather Kropf joins the IonSound Project on Friday July 13th at 8:00 pm, in the Virgil King Atrium of the Union Project for an evening of contemporary classical, rock, and folk music. The IonSound Project is a Pittsburgh based sextet comprised of flutist Peggy Yoo, clarinetist Kathleen Costello, violinist Laura Motchalov, cellist Elisa Kohanski, pianist Rob Frankenberry, and percussionist Eliseo Rael. For this concert they will collaborate with popular Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Heather Kropf to add a new dimension to some of her original works. The group will also perform works by Michael Torke, Pittsburgh composer Patrick Burke, and new rock arrangements by Benjamin David Plesic. The Union Project is located at 801 N. Negley Ave. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10, $5 for students and seniors, and under 15 get in free. Reception to follow. For more information please visit: www.myspace.com/ionsound.

"The Union Project does not endorse the views of the organizations, groups,
or individuals that rent space at the Union Project." 

 
 

IonSound in Partnership with Pitt

IonSound will perform in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh at Pitt's student composer concert.

Where: Bellfield Hall

When: 8:00pm

Price: Free

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