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Anthony Pirog Trio 7/29 @ Thunderbird Cafe

ANTHONY PIROG TRIO
http://www.anthonypirog.com
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/anthonypirog.html

with Flock of Walri
https://flockofwalri.bandcamp.com/

8:00 PM $10 21+ show
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St, Lawrenceville
http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net

Washington, D.C.’s jazz and experimental music scenes wouldn’t be quite where they are today without Anthony Pirog. Compared to the likes of Bill Frisell, he has a new debut album on the respected avant-garde label Cuneiform Records. With fearsome chops and a keen ear for odd beauty, the guitarist and composer has helped expand the possibilities of jazz, post-rock and experimentalism in a town long known for its straight-ahead tradition. And his ensemble, the Anthony Pirog Trio, will be coming to Thunderbird Cafe Wednesday, July 29th! With special guests Flock of Walri (Pittsburgh prog-rock).

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July 16, 2015 at 10:10 pm Comments (0)

Bell’Art Ensemble Performs Pittsburgh Composers

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There are so many events in the side bar that I wanted to draw your attention to this new edition. The Bell’Art Ensemble will give two performances featuring music by Pittsburgh composers Simon Vullo Underiner, Jack Kurutz, and Jonghee Kang along with a bunch of other stuff. Te concerts take place on July 17 at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside and July 19 in Brighton Heights. Please note that the Brighton Heights performance has limited seating so you absolutely have to RSVP. I’ve provided links to the Facebook pages for both events so you can respond directly to Bell’Arts.

 

July 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments (0)

Bell’Art Ensemble Features Pittsburgh Composers

July 19, 2015
6:00 pm

Brighton Heights (3827 McClure Ave. Brighton Heights, PA 15212)
Admission by Donation

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The Bell’Art Ensemble performs their next “Living Room Concert” on Friday, July 17. The program includes works for voice oboe, and piano — duos and trios from the 18th through the 21st centuries, including works by composers from around the world (Germany, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, France) and new works by three Pittsburgh composers: Simon Vullo Underiner, Jack Kurutz, and Jonghee Kang. As part of the presentation, and to make everyone feel at home, ensemble members will give you some background information before each piece. Stay after the concert for some food and beverage! Admission is by free-will donation

Seating for the Brighton Heights performance is very limited. Please RSVP via the Facebook event for this concert to ensure that you have a spot.

July 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments (0)

Bell’Art Ensemble Features Pittsburgh Composers

July 17, 2015
7:00 pm

Third Presbyterian Church
Admission is by donation

BellArtEnsemble

The Bell’Art Ensemble performs their next “Living Room Concert” on Friday, July 17. The program includes works for voice oboe, and piano — duos and trios from the 18th through the 21st centuries, including works by composers from around the world (Germany, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, France) and new works by three Pittsburgh composers: Simon Vullo Underiner, Jack Kurutz, and Jonghee Kang. As part of the presentation, and to make everyone feel at home, ensemble members will give you some background information before each piece. Stay after the concert for some food and beverage! Admission is by free-will donation

Please RSVP via the Facebook event for this concert.

July 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments (0)

Summer 2015 Calendar Update

I just finished updating the new music events I know about for the summer. Sorry that June was a bust here at PNMNet. I managed to go for entire month without updating this blog for the first time since I launched it in November of 2008, which is kind of amazing but also a bummer. If I missed your awesome event, my apologies. I’m sure it was great.

Anyway, July promises to be chocked full of excitement. Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble is celebrating its 40th Anniversary season and Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh premieres a new opera by Gilda Lyons called a New Kind of Fallout.

If you have an event coming up, please let me know and I’ll add that to the excitement.

July 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm Comments (0)

PNME Week 4: Music by Zahab and Puts

July 31, 2015
8:00 pm
August 1, 2015
8:00 pm

City Theatre
Tickets

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble presents Roger Zahab’s Ohio Entelechron and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts’ PNME-commissioned Einstein on Mercer Street.

July 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm Comments (0)

PNME Week 3: Music by Ligetti, de Mey, and Williams

July 24, 2015
8:00 pm
July 25, 2015
10:00 pm

City Theatre
Tickets

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble revives Return Flight, a production based on the György Ligeti’s Musica RicercataReturn Flight blends blending music, poetry, clapping, and scrabble into an inescapable and inevitable corkscrew. The production includes works by composers Thierry de Mey and Amy Williams, as well as poets William Langford and Danny Spiegel.

July 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm Comments (0)

OTP Presents Lyons’ A New Kind of Fallout

July 18, 2015
7:30 pm
July 24, 2015
7:29 pm
July 26, 2015
2:00 pm

Twentieth Century Club
Tickets

A New Kind of Fallout is the world premiere of a new Eco-Opera inspired by the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring. With music by New York-based composer Gilda Lyons, and a libretto by acclaimed Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan, A New Kind of Fallout follows a typical Pittsburgh family thrown into conflict by the environmental warnings issued in Silent Spring, its themes of stewardship and renewal, and the very personal impact on one family and their unborn child.

The development process for A New Kind of Fallout includes a series of public workshops—we encourage you to join the conversation.

July 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm Comments (0)

PNME Week 2: Premieres and Pulitzers

July 17, 2015
8:00 pm
July 18, 2015
8:00 pm

City Theatre
Tickets

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s Week 3 programs include PNME commissions by both our founder David Stock, and recent Prix de Rome winner Daniel Visconti are paired with the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning Double Sextet by American Master Steve Reich.

July 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments (0)

PNME Wednesday Showcase: Cellist Norbert Lewandowski

July 15, 2015
7:30 pm

City Theatre
Tickets

PNME’s Wednesday showcase series returns with a focus on our cellist Norbert Lewandowski. His enormous range and well-reviewed “mahogany tone” will be on full display tonight. Repertoire includes David Lang’s haunting A World To Come, and works by Phillip Glass and Andy Akiho.

July 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm Comments (0)

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