Written by Catherine Noe'Rourke On
Join Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) for a whole new concert experience as we celebrate our 40th season, July 10-August 1, 2015 at City Theatre (1300 Bingham Street in the South Side). Be a part of something truly spectacular as we celebrate two world premieres, music by your favorite living composers, and collaboration with local artists.
Concert 1 (July 10 & 11 at 8 pm)
The Grey Cat and the Flounder (Sixteen Bits about Bernadette)
world premiere of an evening length PNME commission by Kieren MacMillan in honor of Bernadette Gabrielle Callery
Concert 2 (July 17 and 18 at 8 pm)
Sing Into Being - world premiere PNME commission by Daniel Visconti
To Light the Dark - world premiere PNME commission by David Stock in honor of Pittsburgh's great cultural supporter — Gerri Kay.
Double Sextet - Steve Reich
Reich's Pulitzer prize winning masterpiece with a squeeze of lime!
The 2015 season will once again include a Wednesday Showcase Series on July 15, featuring PNME cellist Norbert Lewandowski. Norbert's enormous stylistic diversity will be on full display as will his well reviewed "mahogany tone". Repertoire will include David' Lang's A World To Come, and works by Phillip Glass and Andy Akiho.
The 2015 season will also include Wednesday Showcase Series on July 22, featuring the incredible slam poetry of William Langford. This is a one of a kind PNME event - we couldn't pass up the opportunity to present his work to you for a full one hour evening show. He will also be performing with us on the upcoming Concert #3! Join us for an unforgettable performance by a truly gifted modern poet. Will... is the real deal.
Concert 3 (July 24 and 25) Will feature a return of PNME's signature Return Flight experience - based on the incredible Musica Ricercata of György Ligeti, it is a spiral forward and backward on a time journey only possible at PNME. Works by composers Thierry de Mey and Amy Williams, as well as poets William Langford and Danny Spiegel are only a few of the delights along the way.
Concert 4 (July 31 and August 1)
The grand return of Roger Zahab's Ohio Entelechron PNME production with music by the great Zahabian master, Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts's signature PNME masterpiece Einstein on Mercer Street, replete with political ads, time travel,and the soon to be famous "I'm the Decider!" canon.
Can you imagine this anywhere else?
We are pleased to announce several new options for attending PNME in 2015. For the first time, we are offering a 4 Ticket Flex Pack – purchase before July 1, and select any four shows during our season for ultimate flexibility! Season packages and single tickets are available by visiting www.pnme.org. We are also happy to announce that we are offering a deeper discount for students and seniors – 50% off, whether you purchase in advance or at the door. And, as always, we invite you to attend for free as a First Limer. Just visit the box office on the day of the show to receive your complimentary ticket. Bring a First Limer, and receive a 50% discount on your ticket. Concerts begin at 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, (7:30 pm on Wednesdays) at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street in the South Side.