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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) - Concert #2 (July 18-19) with Free Offer


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

Each PNME concert is unique. But to check out an example video of what these PNME concerts may be like, please visit or

Check out these great preview articles about the upcoming concerts during PNME's 2014 Season during July-August

Concert 2 (July 18 & 19) is based on the theme of "The Cage Variations"

Check out this article about this weekend's concert

The Cage Variations is a newly commissioned work from Ted Hearne constructed entirely from shards of music from contemporary American composers. Hearne melds, morphs and steals music from pre-existing works to create twelve variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form.

Works include: 

   Ted Hearne: The Cage Variations 

   Anna Clyne: Rapture 

   Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field 

   Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements 

   Robert Honstein, Burst (from An Index of Possibility)  

   Molly Joyce: Blue Swell 

   Amy Beth Kirsten: Pirouette on a Moon Sliver 

   Alex Mincek: For Petr Kotik 

   Philip White: Interlude 

   Daniel Wohl: Fluctuations (from Corps Exquis) 

   Scott Wollschleger: Secret Machines No. 2 and 3 

   Scott Wollschleger: I Is Not Me

    With Timothy Jones, Baritone.

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. But if you bring 2 first timers, then you get in for free!

MEETUP Considerations

This event has been posted for both Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 to allow maximum flexibility, especially for first timers taking advantage of the free first time offers or people bringing first timers that can receive a discount. 

But if people would like to go to PNME on their own (with family/friends) or in smaller groups, this is also fine.

When you RSVP, please indicate which performance date you prefer (July 18 or July 19) or if you'd 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 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.

Single Tickets:

◦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! But if you bring 2 first timers, then you get in for free!

For more information, please visit the PNME Homepage with links to videos, music, and reviews

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  • Mark

    If anyone is going tonight (Saturday night), I may stop by early (say 7:15-7:30 PM) to the lobby. I'll be wearing a blue/white Polo brand shirt with blue jeans and glasses.

    July 19, 2014

  • Maria

    Is anybody meeting after?

    July 18, 2014

    • Mark

      Hi Maria ... we had 5 people meet in the City Theatre lobby for tonight's show beginning at 6:45 PM before we headed to our seats around 7:50 PM. After the concert, we checked out a few of the musical instruments onstage before they went home. I'm not sure how many are going on Saturday night.

      July 18, 2014

  • J.F. W.

    Sorry im running a bit late

    July 18, 2014

  • Janet R.

    I'm going on August 1 instead of tonight -- enjoy!

    July 18, 2014

  • Mark

    Check out this article about this weekend's concert

    July 18, 2014

  • Naoko

    I will come on Friday night. I like Mark's idea of getting together beforehand, so let me know if we have a group.

    July 17, 2014

    • Mark

      Sure, if Naoko, Lauren and anyone else can be in the South Side early (6:45-7:15 PM) that would be great just to get the group started where we could save some tables in the City Theatre lobby. As a reminder, this is also posted for Saturday night so we just need a plan that can pretty simple and accomodating.

      July 17, 2014

    • J.F. W.

      Cool, I'll see you guys there at 6:45

      July 18, 2014

  • Naoko

    Great. I'll see you and everyone at 6:45 tomorrow at the City Theatre lobby.

    July 17, 2014

    • Mark

      as far as Friday, what would be good to know is who can make it to City Theatre by 7:15 PM (and who might be arriving later on) if they're expecting to sit with the group. If we could have a few people by 7:15 PM, this would help with spotting/introducing others. Also, we're still waiting for input from those planning on attending on Saturday night.

      July 17, 2014

    • Mark

      If you're going Friday night, we have some people gathering a bit earlier in the lobby. If we haven't met before, I'll be wearing something easy to spot -- a blue/white Hilfiger polo shirt with dark blue Dockers and glasses. Please feel free to introduce yourself.

      July 18, 2014

  • J.F. W.

    Sorry, I didn't read the full instructions. I would like to attend Friday and I'm a first timer.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mark

    Right now, we several people that prefer Friday night while several prefer Saturday night -- but most haven't indicated any preferences (which would certainly be OK if they plan on attending on their own with family/friends). I probably won't be able to host both concert nights the entire time since I also have tickets for something else.

    However on Friday night, I could meet people earlier -- if the Friday night group could be in the South Side (6:45-7:15 PM) for introductions/mingling either in the City Theatre lobby (for a drink) or places a block or so away like Dairy Queen (for ice cream), Starbucks, Beehive. If we could get a few people together, this would probably be enough to help welcome the rest of the group that might come in around 7:30-7:45 PM to make sure there is enough time (without waiting in line) for first timers to sign up for a free ticket.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mark

    Hope everyone is looking forward to the next PNME Concert. Check out the great review from the opening weekend where we had 4 people from the Meetup take advantage of the first timer free offer on Saturday night.

    Each weekend is unique! As a reminder, we've posted this Friday's and Saturday's night performance. And if people would like to go to PNME on their own (with family/friends), this is also fine.

    But if you'd like to attend with the Meetup, please indicate if you prefer Friday or Saturday night with the group.

    July 14, 2014

    • Mark

      Yes, first timers can pick up their free tickets beginning at 7 PM in the theater lobby. It is recommended you arrive by 7:30 PM which should be plenty of time. But you don't wait until 8 PM because the concert could sell out. So 7:30 PM is better.

      July 16, 2014

    • Mark

      Also, 7:30 PM would be better so people have a chance to mingle a bit in the theater lobby before heading to their seats.

      The City Theatre lobby serves beer, wine, cocktails, coffee/tea/soft drinks along with cookies/snacks.

      These PNME concerts are General Admission -- Open Seating. So this is another reason to get there a little early before the concert begins.

      If you're in the South Side, there are many places near City Theatre. So you can pick up your free ticket beginning at 7 PM and have enough time for a quick bite to eat, ice cream, or drink.

      July 16, 2014

  • KT

    I would be up for dinner before the show if it's Friday, and either before or after if it's Saturday. Thanks! I would be a first-timer.

    June 23, 2014

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