New Hazlett premieres new piece by Federico Garcia-De Castro

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Pittsburgh, PA— This August, local composer and musician Federico Garcia-De Castro kicks off a new season of Community Supported Art at the New Hazlett Theater with an evening of music arranged for two pianos. Federico’s music will make you rethink your preconceptions of piano music with four distinct yet interconnected movements including: Alexander Borodin’s “Au covent,” Simon Eastwood’s Interference for two performers at piano, Federico Garcia-De Castro’s Livre Pour Deux Pianos (Book for Two Pianos) and the world premiere of Renderings, an all-new work specially commissioned for the CSA.

“Our internal image of the sound of the piano is usually tied to the technical and aesthetic limitations of the single performer,” Federico explains. “When two performers are present, the familiar sound emancipates, takes on new roles, reveals hidden possibilities.”

Federico has a great number of conducting and composition credits to his name ranging from local performances with Alia Musica, to national and even international appearances. This past summer, Federico was featured composer in the Thailand International Composition Festival, and participated in a residency in Panama, taking to 10 the number of countries where his music has been performed. He returns to Pittsburgh this August to perform alongside Daniel Pesca in this New Hazlett CSA debut.


Federico Garcia-De Castro Piano Duet Concert will perform at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh PA 15212 on August 14, 2014 at 8PM.  Tickets are available at



A brand new crop of local artists takes the New Halzett stage in the 2014-2015 Community Supported Art Performance Series. Now in its second year, this performing arts harvest is particularly bountiful with seven new performance groups creating work for a unique take on the traditional CSA.

Here’s how it works: for $100 per share in the program, patrons become shareholders in the New Hazlett CSA. In addition to six fresh performances from seven performance groups (the last show of the season is a double feature), shareholders also gain access to exclusive events and opportunities to interact directly with the artists they’re sponsoring.


Additional Upcoming CSA Performances
Moriah Ella Mason, October 11, 2014 at 8pm

Moriah Ella Mason’s Contained walks the line between wild and domestic. Inspired by the strange assortment of creatures found in natural history museums, dancers evolve from insects to animals, from humans to monsters, myths, and beyond.


Jennifer Myers, December 12, 2014 at 8pm

Rivers, streets, sidewalks, and bridges…Performance artist Jennifer Myers takes six performances created for public spaces and translates them into an all-new work for the New Hazlett stage.


Jil Stifel and Ben Sota, February 12, 2015 at 8pm

When contemporary circus meets dance, anything is possible. Dropped into this sweeping landscape, performers ignite the world around them. Surprise and wonder merge together, forming an unbelievable kind of beauty.


Anya Martin, April 2, 2015 at 8pm

Anya Martin, along with the Hiawatha Project and a team of performing artists, disassembles the legendary hero of the American railroad, John Henry. JH: Mechanics of a Legend looks deep into our cultural past for the human behind the folklore.


CSA Double Feature

Teena Marie Custer and Roberta Gudio, June 11, 2015 at 8pm

Teena Marie Custer examines how we create personas across social networks with a solo hip-hop dance performance. Roberta Guido uses dance to explore the powerful effects of touch on human emotion.



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