PNME's 43rd season preview!

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WEEK 1  (July 6, 7 - 8pm)

American Composers Forum National Competition Winners

Three World Premieres by American Composers Forum national competition winners — chosen from 474 applicants! Part of the American Composers Forum CONNECT  program, this performance shines the national spotlight on PNME’s legacy of more than 300 world premieres to date!

David Biedenbeder


Rufus Reid


JungYoon Wie


WEEK 2 (July 13, 14 - 8pm)

What I Leave Behind

The need to contribute something greater than ourselves takes myriad forms and is as ancient as it is universal. Paired with newly created work by Pittsburgh visual artists Linda Price-Sneddon and Val M. Cox in our second annual collaboration with art curator Jeffrey Jarzynka, PNME presents two world premiere commissions by composers D. J. Sparr and Ivette Herryman, with text by librettist Caitlin Vincent. The evening is a moving meditation ultimately asking the question: “When I’m gone… what remains?”

D. J. Sparr


Caitlin Vincent


Ivette Herryman


Linda Price-Sneddon


WEEK 3 (July 20, 21 - 8pm)

To Love and Be Loved

With doses of peculiarity and humor sprinkled throughout the night, soprano Lindsay Kesselman strikes a chord of universal resonance as she takes the audience from triumph to tragedy. With music by David Lang, Amy Beth Kirsten, William Bolcom, Lee Kesselman, John Bucchino, Jeff Nytch, and Kieren MacMillan, this powerful emotional journey illuminates the edges of our most essential human need: to love and be loved. Come ready to laugh, cry, hope, and ultimately know yourself fully once again.

Lindsay Kesselman


WEEK 4 (July 27, 8pm  
July 28, 1pm "Family Show" & 8pm)

The Gray Cat and the Flounder

Inspired by a true story, The Gray Cat and the Flounder is a touching tale of life, loss, and the true nature of friendship. In this immersive, theatre of music production, headphones provide each audience member with an experience both intimate and communal. Weaving cartoons, poetry, music and imagined ballet, this show reminds us that with a shared sense of silliness, and the freedom to express it, we can draw the world as we wish it to be! Music by Kieren MacMillan, story by Kevin Noe and Kieren MacMillan.



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