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PNME Wednesday Showcase Series: Nathalie Shaw, Violin

July 23, 2014
7:30 pm

City Theatre

Works include:

Alain Celo: Âme Errante (Wandering Soul)
David Stock : Chameleon
Sébastien Béranger: E(c)roulement
Roger Zahab : Summer Phrases
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 9
Kevin Puts: Arches

June 30, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments (0)

PNME Concert 3: Guitar and Voice

July 25, 2014
8:00 pm
July 26, 2014
8:00 pm

City Theatre

Featuring a world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. Of the newly composed work, Francis writes:

“There is a natural intimacy to the guitar. It is an instrument a that invites you to lean closer, to listen more carefully, to have a dialogue between performer and listener. Likewise, the interactions between the guitar and other instruments are—to me—best when they have a delicacy and transparency, gently highlighting contrasts of tambour and articulation that emerge through
wandering exploration.”

Works include:
Amy Williams: First Lines
Christopher Cerrone: I will learn to love a person
Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar

Guest Soloists: Mattias Jacobsson, guitar
Lindsay Kesselman, soprano

July 1, 2014 at 7:49 am Comments (0)

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Presents Happy Hour!

July 26, 2014
10:00 pm
July 27, 2014
5:30 pm

Beaux Arts Ballroom at the Twentieth Century Club

Happy Hour! takes you into the minds of average Pittsburghers as they contemplate, in musical fashion, a meet-up in a local bar. From first dates to break-ups, to drinks with the girls or guys’ night out, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh has commissioned this series of “bar arias” (barias?), set to music by Roger Zahab, that will allow you to eavesdrop into the personal lives of the characters. Some will succeed, some may fail, but you’ll be guaranteed laughs, fun situations, and a unique way to experience opera. We’ll present the complete cycle of Happy Hour! at SummerFest, but we’ll also be performing individual arias—two or three at a time—at various Pittsburgh bars during happy hour throughout the months of June and July. We’ll try to let you know in advance where and when, but you’ll never quite know…until the person next to you at the bar breaks out into song!

July 1, 2014 at 8:45 am Comments (0)

PNME Concert 4: Drunken Moon

August 1, 2014
8:00 pm
August 2, 2014
8:00 pm

City Theatre


“The wine that only eyes can drink…” ~ Albert Giraud


A heart-sick woman in a late-night dive thinks she’s met the man of her dreams—only to discover that the river of love
can be a dangerous place to swim.
SHE: Lindsay Kesselman
HE: Timothy Jones
Directed by Kevin Noe

Works include:
Kieren MacMillan: Drunken Moon
Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunair

July 1, 2014 at 8:05 am Comments (0)