The U3 Festival, a week of new music

The U3 Festival, a week of new music by faculty composers and student ensembles from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University was held March 15-19.

This collaborative effort included the following Pitt faculty, alumnae and students.

Program I: Chamber and electronic Music, March 15, 8 p.m. PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne

Music by David Cutler, Eric Moe (Hey Mr. Drummachine Man), Roger Dannenberg, Philip Thompson (Emergence), Eliyahu Tamar (Lo Od), Alan Fletcher

Program II: The Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Sidney Harth, Conductor, Cyrus Forough violin, and the Carnegie-Mellon Wind Symphony, Denis Colwell, Conductor, Wed. March 16, 8 p.m. Carnegie Music Hall

Music bt Reza Vali, Alan Fletcher, Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Leonardo Balada, Eric Moe (Time, A Maniac Scattering Dust)

Program III: The CMU Contemporary Ensemble, Walter Morales, Conductor and the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, David Stock, Conductor, Thurs. March 17, 8 p.m. Kresge Theater, CMU

Music by Lynn Purse (Premiere), Mathew Rosenblum (00 Opinionsi), Nancy Galbraith, Alan Shockley (Morgenstreich), Roger Zahab (Winter Dance)

Program IV: Alberto Almarza , flute, Walter Morales, piano, Fri. March 18, 8 p.m. Alumni Recital Hall, CMU

Music by David Stock, Efrain Amaya, Nancy Galbraith, Reza Vali

Program V: The Pittsburgh Symphony, Daniel Meyer, Conductor Sat. March 19, 10 a.m Heinz Hall

Readings of works by Jeremy Sment, Federico Garcia (Passacaglia on a Theme of Bach), and Nicholas Batko