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 2 (July 18 & 19) is based on the theme of "The Cage Variations"
Check out this article about this weekend's concert http://triblive.com/aande/music/6420173-74/ensemble-music-piece#axzz37qO4hUnI
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.
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!
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 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! 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 http://pnme.org