City of Asylum Presents Surround with Alia Musica at Alphabet City

Free Events at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.

Surround with Alia Musica
Monday, January 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the sound-world of a harp sextet. In Surround, a landmark piece from Pittsburgh new music composer Federico Garcia-De Castro, six harps encircle the audience creating a concert experience like no other. Surround employs familiar and innovative harp-playing techniques, and explores the spatial possibilities of surround sound, from all-encompassing textures to circular motion to spatial surprise. This event features PSO’s principal harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen and local harpists Natalie Severson and Nuiko Wadden.