Just Summer!

Just Summer is our family-friendly, casual summer series under the stars featuring a wide array of genre-bending artists. Just Summer is perfect for all music lovers; it has broad musical offerings and creates a cool setting for warm Pittsburgh summers! All Just Summer concerts will take place at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh; two outdoors and one indoors. Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available). 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.

Ticket Donation Policy
If you are unable to attend a concert but have already purchased a ticket, you may donate your ticket back to Chamber Music Pittsburgh and receive a tax deduction letter acknowledging your donation for the full price of the ticket. In order for tickets to be considered “donated for the public’s use,” all ticket donations must be confirmed by 3:00 PM on the day of the concert. If a weekend concert, all ticket donations must be confirmed by 3:00 PM on the last business day before the concert. Tickets donated after this time will not be eligible for a tax deduction. Ticket donations will not be accepted at the box office on the night of the concert.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Fire & Grace & Ash

Join us for this year's first Just Summer concert June 13, 2019 featuring Fire & Grace & Ash outdoors at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 8PM. Fire & Grace is teaming up with ace mandolin player and composer Ashley Broder. Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Broder is a brilliant musician who brings an authentic mandolin virtuosity and flair for modern instrumental composition to Fire & Grace – the trio is known as Fire & Grace & Ash. Tickets are $25. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7:30PM, the concert begins at 8PM.

Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available). Student tickets ($15) are available with a valid, full-time student ID. Sorry, OSHER not accepted. 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. Doors open at 7:30PM, the concert begins at 8PM.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Join Chamber Music Pittsburgh for our Just Summer concert June 27, 2019 featuring Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass outdoors at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 8PM. An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned-and-operated business that had its beginnnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. Doors open at 7:30PM, the concert begins at 8PM.

Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available). Student tickets ($15) are available with a valid, full-time student ID. Sorry, OSHER not accepted. 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. Doors open at 7:30PM, the concert begins at 8PM.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 8:00pm

Shanyse Strickland & Friends

Join Chamber Music Pittsburgh for our Just Summer concert on July 11, 2019 featuring Shanyse Strickland & Friends in the ballroom at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh at 8PM. Strickland, a french hornist, flutist, vocalist, composer and arranger is taking the world by storm with her immense talents. Fascinated by music at a young age, she taught herself to play an abandoned French horn at her elementary school at the age of 10. The rest, as they say, is history. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, and CMP was thrilled to discover her recently. Her multi-genre approach coupled with her impeccable talent make for exciting and unique concert experiences that meld classical, jazz, and other genres. CMP is proud to present this young, emerging artist.

Concert ticket prices are; $25 (cash bar available). Student tickets ($15) are available with a valid, full-time student ID. Sorry, OSHER not accepted. 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. Doors open at 7:30PM, the concert begins at 8PM.

Past Events in This Series:

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Mike Tomaro and Friends

A part of Just Summer!

Mike Tomaro and friends
Mike Tomaro, saxophone
Max Leake, keyboards
Paul Thompson, bass
David Throckmorton, 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.)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Dom Flemons

A part of Just Summer!

"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 - Guitar/banjo and vocals
Brian Farrow - Bass

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, June 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Just Summer: Cristina Pato Quartet

A part of Just Summer!

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

Christina Pato Quartet
Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes
Victor Prieto, accordion
Edward Perez, double bass
Juan Felipe Mayorga, 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.)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Chelsey Green and The Green Project

A part of Just Summer!

Billboard-charting recording artists Chelsey Green and The Green Project tear down all stereotypes of the violin by fusing traditional classical technique with genres including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop and Gospel! The Green Project showcases an innovative twist in uniquely arranged popular songs and enticing original pieces. Tickets are $25 and include snacks from The Livermore. All ages welcome!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Roomful of Teeth

A part of Just Summer!

Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will perform a program of globally diverse music that explores the expressive potential of the human voice. Tickets are $25 and include snacks from The Livermore. All ages welcome!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

Miller-Porfiris Duo: Violin + Viola + Silent Films

A part of Just Summer!

In an homage to early silent films, the Miller-Porfiris Duo will play along as we watch some of these classics, from the Great Train Robbery to Charlie Chaplin. Tickets are $25 and include snacks from The Livermore. All ages welcome!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:30pm

Etta Cox

A part of Just Summer!

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

Pablo Villegas

A part of Just Summer!

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

Time For Three

A part of Just Summer!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

Sean Jones Quartet

A part of Just Summer!

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