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PFNM 2018


Marilyn Shrude · Paul Pinto · Jan Williams
Italy's Nimikry · Minnesota's The Dreamsong Project · NYC's Tenth Intervention
and Pittsburgh's most active new music artists

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PFNM 2018


Marilyn Shrude · Paul Pinto · Jan Williams
Italy's Nimikry · Minnesota's The Dreamsong Project · NYC's Tenth Intervention
and Pittsburgh's most active new music artists

Contributions of $75 or more receive 2 Festival passes


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Kick-off · Matinee · Soundpike · Feature · Sequenzas

Local, national, and international new music artists share bills and stages in a month-long celebration of modern chamber music, with landmarks of the 20th century and the freshest creation.

Percussion legend Jan Williams joins Festival Composer Marilyn Shrude, NYC's Tenth Intervention, Minneapolis' The Dreamsongs Project, and Italy's contemporary pop duo Nimikry.

Centered at the Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters in the Strip district, with events at Aftershock Theater and pop-up performances throughout the city.

 

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Kick-off


SATURDAY 9/8 · 7:30p · AFTERSHOCK THEATER

Kick-off


SATURDAY 9/8 · 7:30p · AFTERSHOCK THEATER

Pittsburgh's Kamraton and
Minnesota's The Dream Songs Project with Ted Moore's Feathermucker
(mezzo-soprano, guitarist, and laptop)

Mezzo/guitar duo the dream songs project joins Minneapolis composer Ted Moore in a performance of his feature-length Feathermucker, for voice, guitar, and laptop—a combination of folk, experimental, and electronic music, cinematic sound fix, and sound art installation that sets the crumbled, post-apocalyptic world of Timothy Otte's text.

The DSP also performs music by Pittsburgh-based John Arrigo-Nelson and Federico Garcia-De Castro.

Opening the program, local ensemble Kamraton (since 2015 and presenting women-created and women-curated new music, and their signature series She Scores) kicks off their 2018–19 season with music by George Aperghis, Laura Kaminsky, and Ryan McMasters.

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matinee · soundpike · feature · sequenzas

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Matinee


SUNDAY 9/9 · 2:30p / 3:30p · PITTSBURGH OPERA

Matinee


SUNDAY 9/9 · 2:30p / 3:30p · PITTSBURGH OPERA

Six harps around the audience

Why two performance times? Seating is limited inside the circle of harps. By performing Surround before and after the middle segment we can accommodate more listeners.


plus Festival composer Marilyn Shrude
and percussion legend Jan Williams

With John Sampen (saxophone), Emily Cook (clarinet), and Zach Mattes (percussion)

2:30pm Performance

Surround (Federico Garcia-De Castro), for six harps
Drifting over a Red Place (Marilyn Shrude), for solo clarinet
intermission
Trope (Marilyn Shrude), for saxophone and piano
Jan Williams: Works for percussionist by Gustavo Matamoros and Ryan McMasters

3:30pm Performance

Trope (Marilyn Shrude), for saxophone and piano
Jan Williams: Works for percussionist by Gustavo Matamoros and Ryan McMasters
intermission
To the Earth (Frederic Rzewski), for speaking percussionist
Surround (Federico Garcia-De Castro), for six harps

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Soundpike


SATURDAY 9/15 · 3:30pm & 8pm · PITTSBURGH OPERA

Soundpike


SATURDAY 9/15 · 3:30pm & 8pm · PITTSBURGH OPERA

The PFNM's classic showcase of Pittsburgh's new music scene with a unique pricing structure. Come, listen, discover, and dine.

Segment I — 3:30–6Pm

Exact program TBA.

  • CAPA high school's new music ensemble ANTITHESIS
  • Wolftrap (violin, voice, bass electronics)
  • Susan Kuo and David Bernabo
  • Kassia ensemble
  • Alia Musica Pittsburgh
  • Berio Sequenzas by NAT 28

 

reception (6:30pm) & segment II (8-9:30pm)

  • John Ivory
  • Ben Barson, Ben Opie, and the Pittsburgh Saxophone Quintet
  • Ben Opie
  • Nimikry

Pay as you exit

Cash or credit card accepted

Segment I

1 ensemble: $20
2-3 ensembles: $15
4-5 ensembles: $10
6-7 ensembles: free

Segment II

Dinner only, Nimikry only, or the first half (through Ben Opie) only: $20

Dinner and first half (through Ben Opie), or both halves without dinner: $15

Dinner through Nimikry: $10


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Kick-off · Matinee · Feature · Sequenzas

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Feature


THURSDAY 9/20 · 7:30p · PITTSBURGH OPERA

Feature


THURSDAY 9/20 · 7:30p · PITTSBURGH OPERA

Eight Songs for a Mad King · MARILYN Shrude premiere


Plus a special appearance by Christiane Dolores and Amanda Van Story Lewis

7:30pm at the Pittsburgh Opera

Christiane Dolores and Amanda Van Story Lewis: From The Erlkönig and Debussy to modern vocal improvisation, Pittsburgh soprano Amanda Van Story Lewis and multiartist Christiane Dolores offer a 21st-century look at the tradition of the lied.

Alia Musica premieres a new sextet by Festival Composer Marilyn Shrude, conducted by Federico Garcia-De Castro.

Eight Songs for a Mad King: Tenth Intervention's version of P.M. Davies' epoch-making monodrama on words by George III. Featuring the amazing vocalist-composer Paul Pinto's five-octave range.

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Kick-off · Matinee · Soundpike ·  Sequenzas

 
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Sequenzas


ROVING · ALL MONTH · EVERYWHERE

Sequenzas


ROVING · ALL MONTH · EVERYWHERE

Luciano Berio's landmark solo works, performed throughout the city and throughout the month by the soloists of NAT 28.

9/1, 4pm: Fairmount Lobby (Downtown)

9/9, 2pm: Pittsburgh Opera (ahead of Matinee)

9/13, 9pm: Carnegie Library Main (Oakland)

9/15, 3:30pm: Pittsburgh Opera (as part of the Soundpike)

9/20, 7:30pm: Pittsburgh Opera (ahead of Feature)

9/1, 11am: Saturday Light Brigade Radio

9/6, 7pm: Sunburst School of Music (Squirrel Hill)

9/11, 12pm: Strip District Market

9/14, 7pm: Mount Washington Overlook

9/16, 10am: PSO 5k Race (Millvale)

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Kick-off · Matinee · Soundpike · Feature