November 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm Comments (0)
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues its celebration of Pittsburgh composers with the American premiere of CMU faculty composer Leonardo Balada’s Symphony No. 6 Symphony of Sorrows. The work was commissioned by the Barcelona Symphony which also gave the premiere in 2006. A native of Spain, Balada wrote Symphony of Sorrows to evoke and memorialize the tragedies of the Spanish Civil. The program also includes Scheherazade and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D.
Find out more about Leonardo Balada and his Sixth Symphony.
September 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments (0)
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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has declared 2013 The Year of the Pittsburgh Composer with four concerts covering featuring new works by David Stock, Leonarda Balada, Nancy Galbraith, and multi-movement work with contributions from Patrick Burke Bomi Jang, Mathew Rosenblum, Reza Vali, and Amy Williams. The celebration of some of the City’s best known composers begins on Friday, October 4 when the orchestra premieres David Stock’s Sixth Symphony, and coincidentally, celebrates the composer’s 75th birthday.
David Stock needs little introduction to Pittsburgh’s new music community as the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, long time Professor of Musicianship at Duquesne, and composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles all over the world. Stock also played a leading role in helping the PSO develop this season’s emphasis on Pittsburgh artists.
Oh yeah, there’s also some piece by Orff. Carmin… Carmina… something or other. Supposed to be pretty fun.
August 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm Comments (0)
Stream this concert live in a about half an hour. Anne Sophie Mutter and the PSO play Lutoslawski’s gorgeous Chain II for the opening of the PSO tour. The concert also includes Léoš Janáček’s Suite for string orchestra and Ein Heldenleben.
March 21, 2013 at 8:57 am Comments (0)
Sot there is a lot going on this weekend, and by this weekend I mean starting with two concerts Thursday night: The PSO, IonSound Project, and the Warhol have teamed up to present a concert of music curated by Mason Bates, including two of his own pieces. Meanwhile, back at Duquesne (and how often do you get to write that phrase?), NOW Ensemble is going to perform music by student composers from Duquesne and Pitt at PNC Recital Hall (8 pm and free). Friday through Sunday the PSO will perform Bates’ B-Sides. Saturday Night, MOTE present NOW at the Warhol and the program will include a the premiere of Rounder Songs by our own Patrick Burke and Emily Pinkerton. Soooooo… It’s going to be good! Oh yeah, and if you mention that you’re an IonSound supporter at the Warhol, the tickets are only $10 bucks for the Thursday night show. Check out the Events Calendar thusly ———>
March 8, 2013 at 8:28 am Comments (0)
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Mason Bates: The B-Sides
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5.
Journey out of this world when electronica partners with orchestra in Mason Bates’ colorful and vibrant The B-Sides. Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performs Mozart’s popular Piano Concerto No. 25.
March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm Comments (0)
The Andy Warhol Museum
The Warhol partners with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to present a program of new electro-acoustic music
, (including two pieces from their current resident composer, Mason Bates), all performed by the dynamic Pittsburgh-based ensemble, IonSound. Bates’ “Red River” conjures a journey down the length of the Colorado River, with cascading water figuration flowing into quicksilver electronica rhythms, and his From Amber Frozen
offers an indigenous approach to a string quartet. Anna Clyne’s Paint Box
zooms inside the cello, sonically and imaginatively, while Marcos Balter’s “Vision Mantra” stretches out a slow-motion epiphany in an ambient space. The program culminates in Martin Matalon’s stunning new score for the classic Luis Buñuel film Un Chien Andalou
. Mason Bates is the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Music Alive is a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA.
April 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm Comments (0)
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Stravinsky with Nijinsky as Petroushka
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes out its Paris Festival with Stravinky’s Petroushka, Honnegger’s Cello Concerto, Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde, and (wait for it) Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The program features Ann Martindale Williams as soloist on the Honneger and Attack Theatre as well. It’s actually a really ambitious closing program, sure check it out.
March 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm Comments (0)
Are you loving all the new original content showing up on PNMNet? I know I am and there’s plenty of great music to be hear this weekend from the PSO, to Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, to Music on the Edge (on Monday—it’s an extra long weekend. Your welcome!). Did I mention that Helena Bugallo and Amy Williams are going to give the WORLD FREAKIN’ PREMIERE of recently discovered piece by Conlon Nancarrow on Monday night? Right here in the Burgh. And in the midst of that I want to remind everyone that on Saturday morning, the Pittsburgh Symphony is going to read works by student composers. This is a great feature of the PSO’s Composer of the Year Program, and every one of the composers I’ve ever talked about it with gush about the experience. Here’s more information about the Student Reading Sessions. Feast your Ears!
March 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm Comments (0)
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Steven Stucky: Son et Lumière
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”
Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite,
About This Performance
This is a concert to excite your senses! First, American premier composer Steven Stucky’s Son et Lumière (Sound and Light) entertains with its play of colors and shimmering textures. Then, highly praised pianist Stephen Hough dazzles in the exotic sounds of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian” Concerto. To close, Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin presents his own signature orchestral suite from Sergei Prokofiev’s lush and romantic ballet Cinderella.