Pittsburgh Post-Gazette places the Music on the Edge Concert

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette places the Music on the Edge Concert, David Krakauer, Clarinet, Roger Zahab, Conductor (Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oct. 26) on their top ten list of 2004's Best Classical Concerts. "Hearing a Pulitzer Prize-winning composition in the same year it won is a treat. This concert offered that, Moravec’s "Tempest Fantasy," and more. Performed by a stout ensemble of PSO musicians and top area freelancers, this concert on the excellent Pitt new music series held a rare relevance for classical music. The lyrical piece was even written for clarinetist Krakauer, who performed it admirably here. Osvaldo Golijov's "Dreams and Prayers of Issac the Blind," one of the more celebrated new pieces, was also on the program. It received a stunning performance by Krakauer, who combined his talent for klezmer and chamber music. Roger Zahab conducted a spacious interpretation of Golijov's "Last Round."