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Emerging Legends Concert Series

The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society have joined together to present The Emerging Legends Concert Series at The Cup & Chaucer, the Hillman Library’s café on the ground floor of the library.

All concerts are free and open to the public!

Did you miss a performance or would you like to see one again? Check out the videos on YouTube!

Janice Coppola playing the clarinet
Photo: provided by Coppola

Janice Coppola with guest jazz pianist

Friday, September 5, 2014

Noon – 1 pm

Janice Coppola (B.M., M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music), clarinet and bass clarinet, is a Pittsburgh-based free lance musician. She currently performs with her two bands Klezlectic and Flipped Disc (pittsburghklezmer.com). Klezlectic is her most recent endeavor performing klezmer music, as she has been a klezmer musician for over twenty years, performing in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York with different ensembles. Janice has also appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Edgewood Symphony and the River City Brass Band. Janice has also performed with Lew Soloff and Lior Kaminetsky. As a musical performer and educator, she has been on the Gateway to the Arts roster for over a decade with two her programs designed for K – 5 and one for early childhood education. She is also on the performing roster for MWAM – Musicians With A Mission (musicianswithamission.org). Janice is a past founding member of Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet and The Hot Matzohs.

Brad Yoder looking too the left
Photo: provided by Brad Yoder

Brad Yoder

Friday, September 12, 2014

Noon – 1 pm

Brad Yoder writes unexpected songs that combine humor with story, and thought with heart, “united by honesty and a vivid way with words.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) He has self-released seven recordings, and had songs on network television (3 times), on NPR’s Car Talk and in a Pittsburgh Heinz History Center museum exhibit (once each), and in weddings and funerals (numerous).