BRADFORD, Pa. -- Acclaimed trio janus will perform on Friday, Sept. 28, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Flautist Amanda Baker, violist Beth Meyers, and harpist Nuiko Wadden will take to the stage of Harriett B. Wick Chapel at 7 p.m. The performance is free and is an offering of the university's Spectrum Series.
Janus has prepared a diverse program of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music. It includes Claude Debussy's seminal "Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp," Toru Takemitsu's "And then I Knew 'Twas Wind," and works by active composers Jan Bach, Cameron Britt, and Martin Matalon.
"It may sound unusual, but flute, viola, and harp make for a gorgeous ensemble," said Dr. John Levey, assistant professor of music. "The musicians in janus are top-notch, and I couldn't be more excited about the pieces they've programmed. I think the trio's versatility and technical brilliance will really be on display."
Named for the Roman god whose two-faced images gazes toward both future and past, Brooklyn-based janus formed in 2002 to perform and assist in the creation of new works for its intriguing instrumental combination. Its debut recording, "i am not," was released by New Amsterdam Records in 2010.
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