'The Looking Glass' a musical performance by ELCO to benefit UP

Union Project is pleased to welcome Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (ELCO) to the stage to present The Looking Glass on Sunday July 29th in our Great Hall. One of Pittsburgh most versatile orchestras, ELCO makes it their mission to tear down distinctions of genre and demolish preconceived notions about music by presenting a repertoire spanning from the Middle Ages to present day, placing emphasis on classical, modern classical, and pop music.

The music of The Looking Glass takes its inspiration from the Pop Art, Op Art, and Minimal Art of the late 1960s in order to explore the musical connections between Classical Minimalism, Jazz, Funk, and Contemporary Dance Pop. Throbbing, pulsating beats, hypnotic cycles of melody, and sweeping instrumental soundscapes will sweep through the Great Hall during this debut performance. Unlike the much of the modern classical music which preceded it, minimalist music often emphasizes a recognizable pulse and tonal melodies, with a clear connection to pop music and the music of various non-western traditions (Indian classical music, Indonesian gamelan, African drumming, etc.)  ELCO highlights the connections of this music to pop art and the loft party culture that spawned it by presenting it alongside transcriptions of jazz, pop, and New Wave music.

David Matthews -Artistic Director of ELCO chose UP for the "unique, acoustically interesting environment in which to rehearse and perform" but was also excited about UP's mission saying,  "The Union Project staff have been extremely helpful, and the whole organization is geared towards artistic creation and community interaction."

Don't miss this exciting chance to see local musicians perform their exciting take on Classic minimalism in our Great Hall.

All proceeds from The Looking Glass will go to benefit Union Project and will help make space to connect, create, and celebrate Community. Tickets can be purchased below for just $10!