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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

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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, Minnesota's 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.

Contributions of $75 or more receive 2 Festival passes

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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)

A Slovenian Auditorium in its first life, Aftershock Theater is located at 115 57th St., off of Butler St.), and is the latest addition to Lawrenceville's cultural scene. It looks to be a performance space conducive to experimental and fresh art, and a community space that is versatile and welcoming.

A 2015 commission for the dream songs project with support of the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Ted Moore's Feathermucker is set on texts by Timothy Otte, and brings together a combination of folk, experimental, and electronic music, cinematic sound fix, and sound art installation.

Kamraton is known to Pittsburgh audiences since 2015 for their experimental and collaborative practice, their mission of presenting women-created and women-curated new music, and their signature series She Scores.

 

 

 
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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, Festival composer Marilyn Shrude, and percussion legend Jan Williams

plus 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

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

To the Earth (Frederic Rzewski), for speaking percussionist
Surround (Federico Garcia-De Castro), for six harps

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.

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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)
  • David Bernabo and Susan Kuo
  • 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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Feature


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

Feature


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

Eight Songs for a Mad King
Alia Musica's Shrude premiere
and more

7:30pm at the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip

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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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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