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Farewell, Merce Cunningham

LA Times reports the passing of Merce Cunningham at 90.

July 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm Comments (0)

Nathalie Shaw in Concert

July 26, 2009
3:00 pm

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, free

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The brilliant British violinist Nathalie Shaw (who’s in town with PNME) will perform a concert with pianist Robert Frankenberry at the University of Pittsburgh’s Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Sunday, July 26th at 3 pm. Roger Zahab will assist on violin and viola.

The music

Witold Lutoslawski: Recitativo e Arioso
James MacMillan: After the Tryst,  A Different World
Betsy Jolas: 6th Episode for solo viola
Roger Zahab:  209 North 3rd &  meggie’s (for two violins), entelechron duo &  Radiant (for vn and pno) and the far reaches (vn & va.)
and Zoltan Kodàly: Valsette

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July 22, 2009 at 10:06 am Comments (0)

Nathalie Shaw in Concert

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The brilliant British violinist Nathalie Shaw (who’s in town with PNME) will perform a concert with pianist Robert Frankenberry at the University of Pittsburgh’s Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on Sunday, July 26th at 3 pm. Roger Zahab will assist on violin and viola.

The music

Witold Lutoslawski: Recitativo e Arioso
James MacMillan: After the Tryst,  A Different World
Betsy Jolas: 6th Episode for solo viola
Roger Zahab:  209 North 3rd &  meggie’s (for two violins), entelechron duo &  Radiant (for vn and pno) and the far reaches (vn & va.)
and Zoltan Kodàly: Valsette

Admission is free.

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July 22, 2009 at 10:02 am Comments (0)

Interview with loadbang’s Andy Kozar

loadbang is an exciting, New York-based contemporary music group featuring Pittsburgh native Andy Kozar. loadbang comes into Pittsburgh this week for two concerts—on Saturday night at Garfield Art works and on Sunday night at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeport. Andy was in town in June and I had a chance to sit down and talk with him about how loadbang formed and what to look forward to during their concerts here. One of the highlights is sure to be a new piece by David Lang, composed especially for loadbang, in which Lang resets the lyrics to Waiting for the Man by the Velvet Underground. You can find out about how it came to be and more in the video below.

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July 14, 2009 at 5:25 pm Comments (0)

PNME Review

Andy Druckenbrod reviews last night’s PNME opener in the Post-Gazette. The program repeats tonight at 8 at City Theatre.

July 11, 2009 at 11:11 am Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Concert 4, July 31 and August 1

July 31, 2009
8:00 pm
August 1, 2009
8:00 pm
COURT STUDIES FROM THE TEMPEST   
Thomas Adés
LIPSTICK 
Jacob Ter Veldhuis
DEATH ANGEL 
John Anthony Lennon
RIFF 
Alejandro Viñao
THE EVIDENCE 
John Fitz Rogers
DANCE/DROP 
David Lang

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City Theatre
Tickets $15 and $10. Available at the City Theatre Box Office

Court Studies from the Tempest, 
Thomas Adés

Lipstick, 
Jacob Ter Veldhuis

Death Angel, 
John Anthony Lennon

Riff,
Alejandro Viñao

The Evidence,
John Fitz Rogers

Dance/Drop, 
David Lang

July 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Concert 3, July 24 & 25

July 24, 2009
8:00 pm
July 25, 2009
8:00 pm
CINESHAPE 3 
Amy Williams
GERRYMANDER 
Russell Pinkston
ELEVEN ECHOES OF AUTUMN 
George Crumb
*THE BOOK OF AMERICAN POETRY (ABRIDGED) 
Stacy Garrop 
PNME WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION

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City Theatre

Tickets $15 and $10. Available at City Theatre Box Office.

Cineshape 3, 
Amy Williams

Gerrymander,
Russell Pinkston

Eleven Echoes of Autumn, 
George Crumb

The Book of American Poetry (Abridged), 
Stacy Garrop
PNME WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION

July 9, 2009 at 11:48 pm Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Concert 2, July 17 & 18

July 17, 2009
8:00 pm
July 18, 2009
8:00 pm
JULY 17 &18
LOOMING SILVER 
John Fitz Rogers
ANIMA FOGLIA 
Jérômé Combier
LAST 
Philipe Manoury
ADDENDUM 
Chick Corea
WOODLAWN DRIVE 
D.J. Sparr
HIGH WIRE ACT 
Laura Elise Schwendinger
JACKIE’S SONG 
Michael Daughert

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City Theatre

$15 and $10.Tickets available form the City Theatre Box Office.

Looming Silver,
John Fitz Rogers

Anima Foglia, 
Jérômé Combier

Last, 
Philipe Manoury

Addendum, 
Chick Corea

Woodlawn Drive, 
D.J. Sparr

High Wire Act, 
Laura Elise Schwendinger

Jackie’s Song, 
Michael Daugherty

July 9, 2009 at 11:39 pm Comments (0)

PNME Season Launch July 10

Read Andy Druckenbrod’s preview of the season here.

July 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm Comments (0)

PNME 2009 Concert 1, July 10 & 11

July 10, 2009
10:00 pm
July 11, 2009
10:00 pm

City Theatre

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble debuts their 2009 season on July 9 and 10 featuring a world premiere by Pierre Jalbert and music by Pittsburgh composer Roger Dannenberg. $15 and $10.Tickets available form the City Theatre Box Office.

Sextet, Robert Paterson
Table Setting, David Bithell
Triple Concerto, Alejandro Viñao
Critical Point, Roger Dannenberg
*L’Oeil Écoute, Pierre Jalbert 
(PNME world premiere commission)

July 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm Comments (0)