Our Concerts

Our Concert Series

We offer three concert series, each with its own exciting programming. Continue reading below for our full list of upcoming concerts!

 

Subscription Series

Our traditional series at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

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Single Tickets: $39-46; student rush tickets for $15 are available one hour prior to the concert with valid, full-time student ID.
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Just Summer

Just Summer is our family-friendly, casual summer series under the stars featuring a wide array of genre-bending artists. All Just Summer concerts will take place at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh's outside patio. Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available); $75, which includes a pre-concert, prix fixe family style dinner plus a complimentary signature cocktail all prepared by Whitfield restaurant. (Tickets that include the dinner option are very limited.)

 

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Performs

Our newest concert series features local musicians in cool venues around town.
Tickets: pay-what-you-wish ticket prices make this series appealing to all!

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Concerts

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

Pittsburgh Performs: BACHBOOMBOX III

BACHBOOMBOX, hosted by Chamber Music Pittsburgh and BOOM Concepts, returns with a fresh crew of artists ready to explore. Moving through time and musical space, the audience will turn the dial on the boombox from station to station for an eclectic live performance at Barebones Productions. The performance features Magic Organs; Shanyse Strickland, vocalist and horn; Renze Jefferson, bass; Kenny Peagler, piano; and Anqwenique, vocalist.

Pay what you wish! $10 suggested. Tickets required. All ages welcome. Purchase in advance from Chamber Music Pittsburgh either online or by phone at 412-624-4129. Any remaining general admission tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the night of the event. Subject to availability. The box office opens at 6:30PM.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Cristina Pato Quartet

“A virtuosic burst of energy." - The New York TImes

Christina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes
Victor Prieto, accordion
Edward Perez, double bass
Eric Doob, drums

Christina Pato is a Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer as well as a member of and educational adviser to Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble as featured in the documentary “The Music of Strangers”. The program, Latina, is a collaboration with Edward Perez that explores the different ways of understanding just one word through just one rhythm. Pato says she was intrigued by the complex meaning of the word Latina in the U.S. and, through music, she wanted to find a way to understand and explain its journey.

Just Summer is our family-friendly, casual summer series under the stars featuring a wide array of genre-bending artists. All Just Summer concerts will take place at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh's outside patio. Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available); $75, which includes a pre-concert, prix fixe family style dinner at 6:30PM plus a complimentary signature cocktail all prepared by Whitfield restaurant. (Tickets that include the dinner option are very limited and must be purchased in advance.)

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:30pm

"Hebrew Melodies" Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival in Concert

Chamber Music Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival present "Hebrew Melodies". Praised as "one of the highest quality concert series in town" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival returns for one night only of intimate vocal and instrumental chamber music. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy hearing these gems that combine classical music and Yiddish culture, including several manuscripts that have barely been performed for a century! Chamber Music Pittsburgh collaborates with PJMF for the first time to present this program of rare miniatures by the Russian violinist-composer Joseph Achron, as performed by musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Israeli soprano Tehila Nini Goldstein. The concert begins at 7:30PM.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Dom Flemons

"Black Cowboys places the important contributions and participation of African-American, Native American, and Mexican men and women into rightful historical context." - Stephanie P. Ledgin, Author of Discovering Folk Music

Dom Flemons is known as the American Songster, a Grammy Award-winning folk artist, and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. His new album, "Black Cowboys", on the Smithsonian Folkways label sheds a light on the music, culture, and the complex history of the golden era of the Wild West. The songs presented are meant to take the listener on an illuminating journey from the trails to the rails of the old west. This is a century old story that follows the footsteps of the thousands of African American pioneers that helped build the United States of America.

Just Summer is our family-friendly, casual summer series under the stars featuring a wide array of genre-bending artists. All Just Summer concerts will take place at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh's outside patio. Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available); $75, which includes a pre-concert, prix fixe family style dinner at 6:30PM plus a complimentary signature cocktail all prepared by Whitfield restaurant. (Tickets that include the dinner option are very limited and must be purchased in advance.)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Mike Tomaro and Friends

Mike Tomaro and friends
Mike Tomaro, saxophone
Max Leake, keyboards
Paul Thompson, bass
James Johnson III, drums

Mike Tomaro is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator based out of the Pittsburgh, PA area. He is the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, a position he has held since 1997. Mike has over 200 published compositions and arrangements. His work in all capacities can be heard on numerous recordings, including four of his own.

Just Summer is our family-friendly, casual summer series under the stars featuring a wide array of genre-bending artists. All Just Summer concerts will take place at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh's outside patio. Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available); $75, which includes a pre-concert, prix fixe family style dinner at 6:30PM plus a complimentary signature cocktail all prepared by Whitfield restaurant. (Tickets that include the dinner option are very limited and must be purchased in advance.)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Jerusalem Quartet

"An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for." - BBC Music Magazine

Jerusalem Quartet
Alexander Pavlovsky, violin
Sergei Bresler, violin
Ori Kam, viola
Kyril Zlotnikov, cello

The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world's great concert stages. The Jerusalem Quartet carries on the string quartet tradition in a unique manner. The ensemble has found its inner center in a warm, full, human sound and the balance between high and low voices, giving it the freedom both to refine its interpretations of the classical repertoire and to explore the works of new genres and epochs—all the while striving for perfection of sound. 

Program:

Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
Bartok String Quartet No. 5, Sz 102
Ravel String Quartet in F major

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Imani Winds

“As the group approaches the end of its second decade, this might be what triumph sounds like." -The Philadelphia Inquirer

Imani Winds
Valerie Coleman, flute/composer
Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
Mark Dover, clarinet
Jeff Scott, french horn/composer
Monica Ellis, bassoon

Since 1997 Imani Winds, the Grammy-nominated wind quintet, has taken a unique path carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging American, European, African and Latin American traditions. From Mendelssohn to Astor Piazzolla to Wayne Shorter and Stravinsky, Imani Winds seeks to engage new music and new voices into the modern classical idiom.

Program:

Startin’ Sumthin’, Jeff Scott Quintet for Winds 
John Harbison La Nouvelle Orleans
Lalo Shifrin Sechs Bagatellen
Gyorgi Ligeti The Light is the Same
Reena Esmail Tzigane, Valerie Coleman

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:30pm

Jeremy Denk, Piano

"Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.“ – The New York Times

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields, and at the Royal Albert Hall this Summer performing Bartok 2 in his return to the BBC Proms.

Program:

Program Beethoven, Five Variations On "Rule Britannia" in D Major
Bizet, Variations Chromatiques
Mendelssohn, Variations Sérieuses in D Minor, Op. 54
Beethoven, An Die Ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 (Transc. Liszt)
Schumann, Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sybarite5

SYBARITE5
Sami Merdinian, violin
Sarah Whitney, violins
Angela Pickett, viola
Laura Metcalf, cello
Louis Levitt, bass 

SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.

Program:

The program, titled Outliers, is a celebration of works written by Sybarite5’s favorite composers mixed with music from the friends they’ve made while traveling the world performing the music they love. Sybarite5 plays the music of artists such as Andy Akiho, Shawn Conley, Jessica Meyer, Dan Visconti, Piazzolla, Elgar, and Radiohead.

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Artemis String Quartet

"The interpretation of Artemis Quartet is not only technically on a par with the most virtuosic of their competitors – but it offers as well a higher musical intensity than all the others!“ - Joachim Kaiser, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Artemis String Quartet 
Vineta Sareika - violin
Anthea Kreston - violin
Gregor Sigl - viola
Eckart Runge - violoncello

Berlin based Artemis Quartet was founded in 1989 at the University of Music Lübeck and is counted among the foremost worldwide quartet formations today. Important mentors have been Walter Levin, Alfred Brendel, the Alban Berg Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet and the Emerson Quartet.

Program:

Barber Adagio from Quartet No. 1, Op. 11
Britten Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
Schubert Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin, Robert Levin, piano, and Peter Wiley, cello

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin
Robert Levin, piano
Peter Wiley, cello

Program

Schubert – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D. 898
Schubert – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single ticket sales will begin September 1, 2018.