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PNME Week 1: The Gray Cat and the Flounder

July 10, 2015
8:00 pm
July 11, 2015
8:00 pm

City Theatre
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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble opens its 40th Anniversary Season with a world premiere, evening-length commission in memory of Bernadette Callery. The Gray Cat and the Flounder (16 Bits About Bernadette) combines instrumental music, cartoons, songs, theatre, puppetry, and imagined ballet quilted together into a narrative on life, loss, and love. Written by Kieren MacMillan, cartoons by Joe Newcomer, directed by Kevin Noe.

July 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments (0)

PNME Wednesday Showcase: Cellist Norbert Lewandowski

July 15, 2015
7:30 pm

City Theatre
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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)

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

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

City Theatre
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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)

PNME Week 4: Music by Zahab and Puts

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

City Theatre
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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)