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Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Nightcaps

July 6, 2012
10:00 pm
July 7, 2012
10:00 pm
July 8, 2012
5:30 pm
July 12, 2012
10:00 pm
July 14, 2012
11:00 pm
July 15, 2012
5:00 pm

Hillman Center for the Performing Arts

Let’s start with the most important thing to know about Nightcaps for new music fans: The complete series of mini-music dramas by living composers will happen on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m.  (which I guess would make it more of a cocktail, but… details!) Performances of the individual mini-music dramas take place after the main bill on the dates indicated.

With a libretto by Rob Handel, the basic idea is that each mini-music drama takes place in a different room of the same hotel. If you are planning to go mainly for the min-operas, you’ll want to catch the complete Nightcaps series on July 15 at 5 p.m. Here’s the run down for the whole series:


• Friday July 6, 10:00pm. Valkyrie Suite, Eric Moe
• Saturday July 7, 10:00pm. Bridal Suite, Dwayne Fulton
• Sunday July 8, 5:30pm. Presidential Suite, Roger Zahab
• Thursday July 12, 10:00pm. I Hope the Moonlight Suite is Okay, We Recommend it When the Honeymoon Suite isn’t Available, Gilda Lyons
• Friday July 13, 10:00pm. George Washington Suite, Daron Aric Hagen
• Saturday July 14, 11:00pm. Honeymoon Suite, Alberto Garcia Demestres
• Sunday July 15, 5:00pm. Complete Night Caps Series

June 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm Comments (0)

PNME 2012 Concert IV

July 27, 2012
8:00 pm
July 28, 2012
8:00 pm

City Theatre


“A Quartet for the End of Time”
PNME explores the violent relationship between humankind and the earth we inhabit.

To the Earth
Frederic Rzewski

Quartet for the End of Time
Olivier Messiaen

John Cage

Idyll for the Misbegotten
George Crumb

June 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm Comments (0)

PNME 2012 Concert III

July 20, 2012
8:00 pm
July 21, 2012
8:00 pm

City Theatre


At times meditative, at times deafening, silence can calm us or divide us from each other or ourselves.
Featuring guest soloist Timothy Jones, bass-baritone

The Anvil Chorus
David Lang

Randall Woolf

Triple Crown
David Stock

Silence Must Be
Thierry De Mey

The Life Of Birds
Mason Bates

Klingende Buchstaben
Alfred Schnittke

Jeffrey Nytch

June 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm Comments (0)

PNME 2012 Concert II

July 13, 2012
8:00 pm
July 14, 2012
8:00 pm

City Theatre


Allegro Sostenuto
Helmut Lachenmann

L’ange Pâle
Amy Beth Kirsten

What She Saw There
Evan Ziporyn

The New Maths
Louis Andriessen

June 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm Comments (0)

PNME 2012 Concert I

July 6, 2012
8:00 pm
July 7, 2012
8:00 pm

City Theatre


Fantasy Etudes
Fred Lerdahl

Pièce pour Ivry
Bruno Maderna

Fertility Rites
Christos Hatzis

Alex Shapiro

Taking Charge
Joseph Schwantner

June 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm Comments (0)