A WHOLE NEW CONCERT EXPERIENCE
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) offers some of the most innovative performances during summer weekends at City Theater in the South Side. These acclaimed performances often include world premieres of new works showcasing contemporary music, dance movements, theatre, and cutting-edge video artistry.
The PNME involves unique collaborations among musicians, artists, and composers from Pittsburgh and throughout North America. Since its founding in 1976, PNME has commissioned and premiered over 200 works.
The 2014 PNME Season begins the weekend of July 11-12, and continues for four weeks until August 2-3.
To check out the entire PNME 2014 season, please visit http://www.pnme.org/season/
Each PNME concert is unique. But to check out an example video of what these PNME concerts may be like, please visit http://www.pnme.org/videos/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJgpZm8t00
Check out these great preview articles about the upcoming concerts during PNME's 2014 Season during July-August http://triblive.com/aande/music/6358575-74/music-july-noe#axzz374uZfDlm
Concert #1 (July 11-12) is based on the theme of "The Lost Traveler"
The first breath of life and sense of “self” is an awe inspiring moment. It may be our most intimate, pure memory – one perhaps impossible to access consciously. The journey that follows through adulthood and eventually to an inevitable return to a childlike state is a loop that has been repeating longer than any of us can comprehend. The voyage is filled with both wonder… and distraction. Whether by choice or through forced re-birth, The Lost Traveler is, in part, about wresting oneself from all delusion in search of the true self once again. This concert will feature the following works by various composers:
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (A)
Kevin Puts: Living Frescoes
Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds (B)
Martin Bresnick: The Lost Traveler
Vinko Globokar: Corporel
These PNME Concerts are typically 1-2 hours, so it is not too long of an evening -- and is easily incorporated with other plans, such as dining before the show or going out for a drink afterwards.
In addition, if you have never been to a PNME concert before, PNME graciously offers first timers a free ticket!! First timers can pick up their free ticket at the Box Office beginning at 7 PM (one hour before the concert). See below for details.
Also, as another discount bonus -- if you've been to PNME before and bring someone new, you'll also receive a 50% off ticket.
Because of the Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh event already scheduled for July 11, the July 12 performance date has been selected for this Meetup. But if people would like to go to PNME on Friday instead on their own or in smaller groups, this is also fine.
When you RSVP, please indicate if you'd also like to consider meeting for dinner at a local Southside restaurant before the show or go out afterwards around 10 PM.
TICKETS (If you're not a first timer, and need to buy tickets)
Please visit http://www.pnme.org/tickets or call ShowClix 1.888.71.TICKETS [masked])
Season Package: save up to 40% with 4 tickets for $80 (or $40 students/seniors) Must be ordered in advance. Applies to weekend concerts only - 4 tickets total. Choose Friday nights or Saturday nights. Easy ticket replacement, exchange, and donation options.
◦General Admission: $25 advance, $35 at door
◦Students/Seniors: $12.50 advance, $17.50 at door
Student discount applies to ages 26 & younger, or those with a full-time student ID; Senior discount applies to ages 62 & older. Limit one ticket per I.D.
•First Limers*: FREE! – only available at door beginning at 7 PM
*A first limer is a first time attendee.
*And if you bring a first timer, then you can save 50% at the door!
For more information, please visit the PNME Homepage with links to videos, music, and reviews http://pnme.org