• Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (map)
  • 5006 Penn Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
  • United States

NAT 28 invites friends from Ohio's Syndicate for the New Arts to join them in a mid-summer pop-up concert at the Irma Freeman Center as a part of the Syndicate's Summer '17 Rust Belt Tour. 

THE SYNDICATE FOR THE NEW ARTS is excited to present a program of new music in their Summer 2017 Rust Belt Tour. Through their recent Call for Scores, the Syndicate has created connections with composers, collaborators, and friends. Of these new connections, they have worked closely with six amazing composers this summer to develop works specifically for the ensemble.

The Syndicate is a modular chamber ensemble that is reimagining contemporary music through creative concert presentation, educational engagement, and a focus on building relationships with composers and audience members. As the ensemble in residence at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City, the Syndicate’s team works closely with local artists and hosts visiting artists for performances, workshops, and other collaborations. Additionally, the Syndicate performs at art galleries and clubs, and runs a series of creative music workshops with the Cleveland Public Library.

More Syndicate tour dates and info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1320861551367461/

Pittsburgh's own NAT 28 gave its first performance in June of 2016 as part of the inaugural Make Music Day Pittsburgh. It has since given shows at concert halls, coffee shops, bookstores, dance studios, and churches all over the city. NAT 28 was created with the intention of amplifying the voices of Pittsburgh’s many talented artists and furthering a strong sense of local artistic identity. The name is derived from the Pittsburghese colloquial “n’at” as well as the number of main bridges in the city. NAT 28 is proud to boast a roster of talented Pittsburgh transplants who each fell in love with and decided to center their careers in the Steel City. Their first season saw them collaborate with local dancers to explore movement-derived music, celebrate the career of local composer Federico Garcia-De Castro as a part of their Portraits series, and present the inaugural Pittsburgh Composers’ Project in which they featured works by carefully selected emerging and established local composers. They also collaborated with Chamber Music Pittsburgh to present A Musical Conflict Kitchen exploring identity politics through music and food, and worked with The Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to present Steve Reich’s Double Sextet. These shows were featured by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Tribune, Glassblock, WQED, NEXTPittsburgh, and Saturday Light Brigade Radio. NAT 28 also recently scored Point Park University’s departmental dance recital. Learn more at www.nat28.org.

Program TBA. Doors open at 6:30. $10 cover charge.