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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) - Concert #3 (July 25-26) 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 3 (July 25 & 26) is based on the theme of Guitar & Voice

This performance Featuring a world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. Of the newly composed work, Francis writes:

“There is a natural intimacy to the guitar. It is an instrument a that invites you to lean closer, to listen more carefully, to have a dialogue between performer and listener. Likewise, the interactions between the guitar and other instruments are--to me--best when they have a delicacy and transparency, gently highlighting contrasts of tambour and articulation that emerge through wandering exploration.”

Works include: 

Amy Williams: First Lines 

Christopher Cerrone: I will learn to love a person 

Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar

Guest Soloists: Mattias Jacobsson, guitar 

Lindsay, Kesselman, soprano

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 25 and Saturday, July 26 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 peformance date you prefer (July 25 or July 26) 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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