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  • Coverage and Posts Review: Federico Garcia-De Castro

    August 28, 2014

    by Ben Opie The piano is a marvelous piece of engineering, elegant in its relative simplicity. It’s mostly a series of simple machines, pulleys and levers. Press a key, a felt covered hammer strikes a high tension length of wire, and sound is produced. Of course that doesn’t begin to describe the wide range of […]

  • Coverage and Posts Q&A Federico Garcia-De Castro

    August 4, 2014

    Local musician and composer, Ben Opie, sat down with CSA artist Federico Garcia-De Castro to talk music, inspriation, and the creative process. Do you have a particular process when composing for any instrument or ensemble? Not exactly a process (each piece and each ensemble is different), but in general I must feel that the piece, […]

  • Press Releases Flexure Performs Newly Composed Music

    January 5, 2013

    Flexure, a jazz ensemble that straddles traditional and experimental directions, performs new compositions and improvised pieces – including a multimedia-enriched experience Saturday, January 5 at 8 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater. “I wanted to assemble an electric-based ensemble that drew its initial inspiration from the Miles Davis ensembles of the early 1970s,” Ben Opie, […]

  • Press Releases The New Hazlett Theater Presents the film PINA

    November 10, 2012

    Pittsburgh, PA – November 14 – The New Hazlett Theater presents the 2011 Oscar nominated documentary film PINA on November 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. Written and directed by German film master, Wim Wenders, the film captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Tickets are $12 in advance and $16 at […]

  • Press Releases New Hazlett Theater Celebrates Six Years With Salon 6 Event

    August 17, 2012

    PITTSBURGH, PA – August 17, 2012 —The New Hazlett Theater presents an evening of conversation, libation and flirtation as the theater celebrates its six-year anniversary with Salon 6 on Thursday, September 20. Like the legendary 1920s salons of Paris, the evening will be a stimulating artistic aperitif as patrons enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert […]