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Guest Artists


Solo performances of music by Berio, Murail, and Rzewski by leading new music soloists. Guests of national and international renown share stages and bills with local ensembles at the PFNM.

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Tony Arnold


Performing Berio's Sequenza and as soloist with Alia Musica

Tony Arnold


Performing Berio's Sequenza and as soloist with Alia Musica

World-renowned soprano Tony Arnold rejoins Alia Musica in performances of works by Augusta Read Thomas, Federico Garcia-De Castro, and Curtis Rumrill (May 26), and performs her acclaimed version of Berio's Sequenza for the first time for Pittsburgh audiences (May 28).

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Allen Otte


Solo percussion works by Rzewski and Applebaum

Allen Otte


Solo percussion works by Rzewski and Applebaum

University of Cincinnati faculty Allen Otte performs multipercussion works written for him by Frederic Rzewski (The Fall of the Empire, 2007) and Mark Applebaum (Composition Machine No. 1, 2014) in Segment III of the Pittsburgh Soundpike on May 28.

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Dieter Hennings


Performing Murail's Tellur and with Alia Musica

Dieter Hennings


Performing Murail's Tellur and with Alia Musica

Mexican guitarist Dieter Hennings (Duo Damiana, Eastman Broadband) joins Alia Musica's ensemble again on May 26, and performs Tristan Murail's landmark piece in the Guest Soloist concert on May 28.

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Amy Williams


Premiering the feature-length Cineshape

Amy Williams


Premiering the feature-length Cineshape

Composer and pianist Amy Williams' new work Cineshape will be performed on May 3 (presented by Music on the Edge and The Warhol Museum), featuring video work by Pittsburgh filmmaker Aaron Henderson, and performed by the JACK Quartet, flutist Lindsey Goodman,  percussionist Scott Christian, and Amy herself.

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Carlos Camacho


Performing Rzewski's Fall of the Empire

Carlos Camacho


Performing Rzewski's Fall of the Empire

Percussionist and composer Carlos Camacho returns to Pittsburgh with his touring version of Rzewski's esteemed solo-percussion work (written in 2007 for Allen Otte), on the Soundpike event on May 28.

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Ken Ueno


Commissioned by Alia Musica Pittsburgh

Ken Ueno


Commissioned by Alia Musica Pittsburgh

As part of a year-long residency, Alia Musica premieres a newly-commissioned work by the California composer and vocalist on its performance at PFNM 2016 on May 26.