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Register for Pittsburgh New Music Net and get a free ticket for the Biava Quartet

The next 10 people who register for Pittsburgh New Music Net will receive free tickets to the Biava Quartet’s premiere of David Stock’s String Quartet No. 8 on Saturday, February 7 at the New Hazlett. Also on the program are Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110 and Mendelssohn String Quartet in f minor, Op. 80., so there really is something for everyone. 

Registering is free and simple. Scroll down the right-hand column to “Meta” and click “Register.” After you’re signed up I’ll send you an e-mail to confirm that you’ll be attending the concert and your name will be placed on the will-call list. It’s that easy.

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January 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm Comments (0)

A St. Valentine’s Day Evening of Experimental, Improvised Electro-acoustic Music

February 14, 2009
8:00 pm

(Doors at 7 p.m.)


Future Tenant

featuring a solo performance by: 

MATTIN (internationally-touring conceptual sound artist/guitar+electronics improvisor/author from Basque Country; currently in residency at New York City’s Whitney Museum of Art; has collaborated with artists including: Eddie Prevost, Dion Workman, Oren Ambarchi, Dean Roberts, Bruce Russell, Campbell Kneale, Tony Conrad, Taku Sugimoto, Matthew Bower and Junko.) 

plus sets by local heavyweights: 

MICHAEL JOHNSEN (solo electronics)
MELISSA ST. PIERRE (solo prepared keyboard and electronics)
TUSK LORD (solo electronics) 

$7 suggested donation (for the musicians), all-ages

This event will serve as the closing reception of “SWORN IN: a group art exhibition curated by Lauri Mancuso” which features the work of Darien D’Alfonso, Edgar Um Bucholtz, Sarah Smith, Spoon Popkin, Benjamin Gersch, Jennifer Lee, John Riegert, Suzann Miriello, David Miriello and Chris Ivey.

Contact Edgar Um for more information (and thanks to Edgar for passing on information about this event).

January 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm Comments (0)

Biava Quartet premieres new work by Albert Glinsky

May 30, 2009
8:00 pm



The New Hazlett Theater

The Biava Quartet returns for the fourth and final installment of Pittburgh Chamber Music Society’s Bridges Festival. The Biava will premiere a new string quartet by Albert Glinsky along with Ginastera Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 and Grieg’s String Quartet in g minor, Op. 27.

Tickets are available through ProArts.

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January 27, 2009 at 10:33 pm Comments (0)

Mark Fromm’s new Saxophone Quartet

April 5, 2009
3:00 pm



Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

For the third concert in the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society’s Bridges Festival,  the Mobius Saxophone Quartet will premiere Mark Fromm’s new composition.

Tickets are available through ProArts.

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January 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm Comments (0)

Amy Williams’ Premiere on the Bridges Festival

March 8, 2009
3:00 pm



Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

As the second installment of the Pitsburgh Chamber Music Society’s Bridges Festival, the Bugallo-Willaims Piano Duo will perform Amy Williams new piano composition as well as excerpts from Gyorgy Kurtag’s Jatekok, transcriptions of music by by Machaut, Frescobaldi, Purcell, and J.S. Bach, Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano, and  Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

Tickets are available through ProArts.

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January 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm Comments (0)

Improv trio No Triangle, Ballada’s new opera

Berlin-based improv trio No Triangle is giving a late night performance on Wednesday night at Pitt’s Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. So grab an extra cup of coffee and come on over. Doors are at 9:30 and tickets are $10 at the door. You can find more details about the event here.

And if you missed this from Andy Druckenbrod’s blog, Leonardo Balada’s new opera Faust-bal will premiere next month in Madrid. Congratulations to Maestro Balada!

January 26, 2009 at 6:09 pm Comments (0)

Alia Musica Preview, Lukas Ligeti on Counterstream

Remember in the opening scene of Cars when Chick Hicks creates a major pileup on the racetrack to prevent Lightning McQueen from winning the Piston Cup, but Lighting McQueen just sails on through with near miraculous driving? No? Then you probably don’t have young kids.

Anyway, after an amazing explosion of new music in the first few weeks of 2009, Alia Musica is sailing through to occupy the new music spotlight on their own this weekend. City Paper has a very nice preview of the concert which you can read here.

On another note, if you enjoyed composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti when he performed here in November for Radical Riffs, check out the special concert on Counterstream Radio tonight at 9 p.m. Counterstream Radio is a service of the American Music Center to which I’ve become completely addicted.

January 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm Comments (0)

Register for Pittsburgh New Music Net and Get a Ticket for Alia Musica

The next five people who register for Pittsburgh New Music Net will receive free tickets to Alia Musica’s Winter Concert  this Sunday night. The concert takes place at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at 7 p.m. and features music by Kerrith Livengood, Christopher Ruth, Matt Gillespie, Alia director Federico Garcia, and includes works by guest composers Alec Summers and Christian Kriegeskotte.

Registering is free and simple. Scroll down the right-hand column to “Meta” and click “Register.” Once you’re a registered member you can add your own 2¢ to any of the posts on PNMNet. (You know you’ve been dying to do that.)

January 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm Comments (0)

John Adams Reviews

You can read glowing reviews of the PSO’s John Adams concerts this weekend by Andy Druckenbrod in the Post-Gazette and Mark Kanny in the Trib.

January 19, 2009 at 2:08 pm Comments (0)

IonSound Project: Hometown Heroes

March 8, 2009
7:00 pm



Bellefield Hall Auditorium

Update: The start time for this concert has been moved to 7 p.m. to accommodate the New Music Day-Pass.

IonSound Project performs music  by John Adams, Patrick Burke, Jonathan Kolm, Eric Moe, David Stock, Philip Thompson, and Roger Zahab.


General admission $10, students and seniors $5. Tickets available at the door.

January 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm Comments (0)

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