Release the Krakauer!
The 2012 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival starts on Sunday with the inimitable David Krakauer performing Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre — a work that intermingles music of three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish) as they co-existed in the late 15th-century. You can see the entire PJMF schedule here and also check out Andy Druckenbrod’s preview in the P-G.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has released their 2012 calendar, so pop over to pnme.org and see what’s kraken! (Yeah, I went there…)
Another interesting twist to the summer is the move by Opera Theater of Pittsburgh to a summer festival format. Of particular interest to new music lovers is Night Caps — a series of mini-music dramas with each one taking place in a different room of the same hotel. The libretto for the whole series is by Robert Handel and the music has been composed by Daron Aric Hagen, Gilda Lyons, Roger Zahab, Eric Moe, Dwayne Fulton, and Alberto Garcia Demestres.
More on all this good stuff soon.
May 17, 2012 at 8:55 am