April 26, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments (0)
Stephen Foster Memorial
Alia Musica presents its Spring concert with music for mixed ensembles for between 5 and 12 players. Music by Pittsburgh composers Jorge Sastre (CMU/Universitat Politècnica de València), Jonghee Kang (recent Pitt PhD), Erberk Eryilmaz (CMU), and Alia Musica’s Curtis Rumrill and Mark Fromm, performed by the city’s most active new music players under Federico Garcia-De Castro’s baton.
March 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm Comments (0)
James Laughlin Music Hall at Chatham University
Founded in 2005, Yarn/Wire is admired for the energy and precision they bring to performances of today’s most adventurous music. In addition to championing existing repertoire for the piano+percussion combination, their devotion to collaborating with living artists and composers is helping create a new and lasting repertoire, “spare and strange and very, very new” (Time Out NY).
Their March 2015 tour, in addition to marking their Pittsburgh debut performance, includes concerts at SUNY Birmingham, SUNY Buffalo, and Oberlin University.
The concert takes place at the James Laughlin Music Hall includes the following works:
Aaron Helgeson: If where is of to why (2008)
John Arrigo-Nelson: Lacrimosa risoluta (world premiere)
Alex Mincek: Pendulum VI: “Trigger” (2010)
Luciano Berio: Linea (1973)
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Belorus-born clarinet virtuoso Gleb Kanasevich visits Pittsburgh to perform Boulez’s epic “Dialogue de l’ombre double”, for clarinet and 6-channel electronics, as well as music by himself, Pittsburgh composers Kerrith Livengood, Federico Garcia-De Castro, and other living composers.
, Kerrith Livengood
, Pierre Boulez
January 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm Comments (0)
November 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments (0)
Update: I managed to overlook the fact that Pacifica will be in town on Monday, November 10 playing Ligeti 1 when I originally made this post. I’ve listed that concert in the calendar along with the other great stuff mentioned below.
I’ve been quietly updating the calendar, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, but wanted to give a heads-up about some of the great concerts you should be checking out. You have tonight and tomorrow night to get to Microscopic Opera’s production of Frida. Then in the next two weeks you have Jacob Ertl’s piano recital for Alia Musica, a really interesting avant-garde jazz power trio (Dylan Ryan/Sand) at Thunderbird, and IonSound Project’s Fall show. A great variety of music in a very short span. Events are over yonder ——>
November 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm Comments (0)
250 Emerson St.,Pittsburgh
The concert will feature a transcription Stravinksy’s Firebird suite, the fourth of Rzewski’s “Four Pieces, Federico Garcia’s new Rendering, John Arrigo’s “Fantasies for Piano Solo”, and Matthew Heap’s On the Ceiling of the Sky performed by Eastman graduate and new music specialist Jacob Ertl. This is the first of Alia Musica’s guest recitals of 2014-15, hosted by Kip and Desiree Soteres.
May 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm Comments (0)
So. Much. Music.
Federico Garcia and Alia Musica Pittsburgh are about to unleash the massively engaging and sure to be spectacular Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, or as the kids are calling it, #laliapalooza. To help you keep the vasty offerings of this festival straight in your mind, Pittsburgh New Music Net is returning to its original format of having scintillating posts on the front page and a dedicated events calendar. But PFNM isn’t the only reason we’re going back to this format. Honestly, there is so much good new music coming your way this summer, we are going to keep it that way for the time being. That way you will know when great offerings form Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble are happening too. Anyway, Events are that way ——–>
Are you feeling scintillated yet? I know you are.
May 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm Comments (0)
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Market Square and Everywhere
Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives will happen all around the city beginning on May 22.
Varispeed performs Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives in the first installment of the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music. As performers and audience members journey from location to location, participants imagine a folksy, Midwestern town where the bank tellers know the captain of the football team and everyone drinks together at the end of the night. Its seven episodes weave together stories of a mysterious crime, an elopement, and the mischief of two itinerant musicians. Both lofty and quotidian, Perfect Lives brings together musicians, performers, fans, and community members alike in a celebration of American opera.
11:00 am — the Park
1:00 pm — the Bank
3:00 pm — the Supermarket
5:00 pm — the Church
7:00 pm — the Backyard
9:00 pm — the Livingroom
11:00 pm — the Bar
Founded by Aliza Simons, Dave Ruder, Paul Pinto, Brian McCorkle, and Gelsey Bell, Varispeed is a collective of composer-performers that creates site-specific, sometimes-participatory, oftentimes-durational, forevermore-experimental events.
Find out more…
May 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm Comments (0)
New Hazlett Theater
Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
The Pittsburgh Festival of New Music presents the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo as they continue their exploration of Kurtág’s piano duo repertory, and of the two-piano renditions of Stravinsky’s works. Their performance features Agon, the serial ballet with which the Russian master surprised the world in 1957, plus works by Ligeti, Williams herself, Garcia-De Castro, and more.
May 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm Comments (0)
New Hazlett Theater
Alia Musica Pittsburgh
Alia Musica Pittsburgh, the primary instigators of the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, perform music by Hass, Heap, Moe, and Berio. Guest artists include Duo Scordatura and soprano Jamie Jordan.
Georg Friedrich Haas: Nach-Ruf… ent-gleitend
Matthew Heap: Divergent Impulses, premiere with Duo Scordatura
Eric Moe: Time Will Tell
Luciano Berio: Folk Songs, with Jamie Jordan