All Events | Starting Friday, July 18, 2014
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including "Mr. Mistoffelees" and the multi-million selling hit "Memory." It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history.
Concert 2 - The Cage Variations
Ted Hearne's newly-commissioned The Cage Variations is a set of variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." The 12 variations are built entirely from shards of music by contemporary American composers. This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form. Kevin Noe conducts, with Timothy Jones, baritone.
Special Benefit Event - Imitation of Wife ...
Imitation of Wife: An Unauthorized Autobiography starring Ms. Eda Bagel is a show developed from its parody-of-a-title. After six months of gathering music, movie dialogue, and shaping and re-shaping the storyline, the concept developed into a show acclaimed across all demographics. Praised as "a splendid, campy romp," you won't want to miss Ms. Bagel's return to Pittsburgh in a benefit for PNME.
Ariadne auf Naxos
Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of the 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, makes her SummerFest debut in the title role of Ariadne. This opera by Richard Strauss brings together slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music in an exploration of the competition between high and low art as the haughty title character, Ariadne, and the spitfire Zerbinetta vie for the public's attention.
Music of John Williams
Soar to new heights with the music from legendary composer John Williams' well-known movie scores, including "Star Wars," "E.T.” and "Harry Potter". This concert with Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh promises to be a thrilling ride through the unmistakable melodies of Williams' masterful movie music.
Join your Lime Green Team for a jazz happy hour benefit for PNME.
The Matt Murchison Mutiny
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
Wednesday Showcase Series - Nathalie Shaw, violin
PNME violinist Nathalie Shaw performs Alain Celo: Ame Errante (Wandering Soul); David Stock: Chameleon; Sebastien Beranger: E(c)roulement; Roger Zahab: Summer Phrases; Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 9; and Kevin Puts: Arches.
Boyz II Men
The Pittsburgh Symphony joins with one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history to present some of the greatest hits of their 20-year history. This concert also features "tweet seats" for audience members wishing to share their experience in real time.
C Street Brass w/DJ Jakeisrain "No Limits"
"No Limits", the newest recital program of C Street Brass, challenges the listener to find something this group cannot do. "No Limits" takes the audience on an amazing adventure through different time periods and music styles - classical, gospel, jazz, tango, and modern electronic dance music will be on display. Add a little bit of humor and a lot of fun, and the audience wins.
Alan Lewis, organ
Alan Lewis, organist of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA.
Music of America
The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh play works for wind quintet by Copland, Sousa, Ewazen, Bernstein, and others.
Concert 3 - Guitar and Voice
Featuring a world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. Works include: Amy Williams: First Lines; Christopher Cerrone: I will learn to love a person; and Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar. Soprano Lindsay Kesselman also makes a guest appearance.
A Symphonic Celebration
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a summer symphonic celebration featuring Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 3 and a breathtaking performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Russian pianist Olga Kern.
*Seats are on a first-come-first-served basis and begin in Row A, C, E, G, and back (every other row) .
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