Subscription Series

All Subscription Series concerts take place in Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, one of the greatest chamber music venues in the world. The intimacy of chamber music is powerful not only for those familiar with the genre, but for newcomers as well – we welcome everyone to join us for this fantastic season of concerts!

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Click here to purchase a subscription package! Subscriptions offer great seats at the best prices. Choose subscription packages that fit your schedule. Subscribers get easy exchanges, discounts on additional single tickets, and first choice of seats. Order before June 15, 2018 for an additional 10% off!  Student subscriptions are available with a valid, full-time student ID.  Sorry, OSHER not accepted.

2018-2019 Subscription Series packages
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Tickets are $42 or $50 and can be purchased prior to the concert online, over the phone, or on the evening of the concert at the box office. Student rush tickets are $15 and are available one hour prior to the concert with valid, full-time student ID. Sorry, OSHER not accepted.

Group Rate

Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. Call Chamber Music Pittsburgh to learn more.

Ticket Donation and Exchange Policy

DONATIONS 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.

EXCHANGES Subscribers have the special perk of exchanging tickets for other concerts in the series. To exchange tickets, please call the Chamber Music Pittsburgh office by 3:00 PM on the day of the concert. Ticket exchanges will not be made at the box office on the night of the concert.

All sales final; no refunds.

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


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

This concert is underwritten in part by the Edith Blattner Fund in Memory of Felix and Liesel Hamburger.

Past Events in This Series:

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.


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”

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:30pm


Sami Merdinian, violin
Sarah Whitney, violin
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.


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.

K-12 practice challenge participants are invited to attend this concert to congratulate them for a job well done! Click here for more information on the Practice Challenge.

Pittsburgh Public School students are invited to attend as part of the PPS/Chamber Music Pittsburgh Family Night.

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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.


Beethoven, Five Variations On "Rule Britannia" in D Major
John Adams, I Still Play
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

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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
Brandon Patrick George, flute (Joined Imani Winds in September, replacing Valerie Coleman) 
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.


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

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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. Partnering with the South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM), anyone that brings a non-perishable food item will receive a FREE access pass to any upcoming CMP concert.


Haydn Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
Bartok String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
Ravel String Quartet in F major

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Les Violons du Roy with Bernard Labadie, conductor, and Isabelle Faust, violin

A program of violin concerti and other works by Johann Sebastian Bach

Three Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651, 660, 655
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Contrapunctus XIV from “The Art of Fugue,” BWV 1080
Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043 - with Pascale Giguère, violin

"Les Violons du Roy ... is indeed aptly-named. The Quebec City-based chamber orchestra ... produced a sound fit for royalty, with some of the most silky-smooth string playing I have heard." - The Morning Call

"[Isabelle Faust’s] sound has passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness that can unveil the music’s hidden strains of lyricism ..." - The New York Times

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

Ebene String Quartet

Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Marie Chelemme, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn  - Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 “Fifths”
Gabriel Fauré  - Quartet in E minor, Op. 121
Jazz and crossover works to be announced from the stage

"Wonderful vibrant playing left me wanting much more."

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Díaz Trio

Andrés Cárdenes violin; Roberto Díaz, viola; Andrés Díaz, cello

Franz Schubert  - String Trio (fragment) D. 471
Krzysztof Penderecki  - String Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Divertimento in E flat major, K. 563

"...violist Roberto Díaz and cellist Andrés Díaz dispatched the intricate figuration deftly, their interplay with [Andrés] Cárdenes seamless ... the final two movements were played with robust energy, the blend of instrumental timbres always richly luminous and beautiful."
South Florida Classical Review

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Classical Sean Jones and friends

Underwritten in part by the Edith Blattner Fund in memory of Felix and Liesel Hamburger 

L’Histoire du Soldat - Igor Stravinsky (with dancers from Attack Theatre and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony)
Noir in Blue - Wynton Kelly Stone Guess (world premiere)
Selected pieces to be announced from the stage

"...even at his most introspective, he conveyed considerable melodic ardor and dramatic intensity."
Chicago Tribune

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Orion Quartet with Tara O'Connor, flute

Daniel Phillips, violin; Todd Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello
with Tara O'Connor, flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Flute Quartet No. 3 in C major, K.Anh.171/285b
Leon Kirchner  - String Quartet No. 2
Antonín Dvořák  - String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105

"The musicians play with tremendous vigor, too, digging into the music... I can hardly remember a better-crafted performance."
The Buffalo News

" is Tara Helen O’Connor who shines with shimmering, lilting notes, and an enchanting sound."
Art Mag

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Enso Quartet

Alberto Ginastera - String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Anton Webern  - Six Bagatelles, Op. 9
Franz Schubert  - Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887

"The performances here by the Enso Quartet ... are quite staggeringly brilliant. I don’t think I have been so thrilled by the sound of a string quartet in a long time ..."
MusicWeb International

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

Metropolitan Opera Soloists

Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo Soprano; Rafael Figueroa, Cello; Nathan Hughes, Oboe; Ken Noda, Piano

Felix Mendelssohn - “Meine Seele dürstet nach Gott” (Psalm 42)
Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Henri Dutilleux - Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Claude Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Blake Songs
Franz Joseph Haydn - Arianna a Naxos
Hector Berlioz - “D’amour l’ardante flamme” (Damnation of Faust)

"Jennifer Johnson Cano was truly stellar. She, in fact, was the complete package, a voice agile and forceful, spacious and laden with emotion."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

Pacifica Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
Shulamit Ran - String Quartet No. 3, “Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory”
Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 

“Marked by impeccable unity and flawless intonation throughout, the Pacifica could have been breathing as a single entity such was the elevated level and consistency of this remarkable performance. String quartet playing doesn’t get any better than this...”
Seen and Heard International

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

Jerusalem Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 “Lark”
Sergei Prokofiev - String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
Antonín Dvořák - String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106

“As near to perfect as one can possibly find.”
BBC Music Magazine

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

Danish String Quartet

Rolf Wallin - Swans Kissing (Pittsburgh Premiere)
Folk music from the Nordic countries
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 “Razumovsky”

“They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”
The Los Angeles Times

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Ahn Trio

Leonard Bernstein - Piano Trio
Pat Metheny - Yu Ryung (written for the Ahn Trio)
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla - Primavera Porteña
Kenji Bunch - Swing Shift (written for the Ahn Trio)

“[The Ahn Trio’s] technique was impressive, and they balanced unanimity and individuality in a spirit that is at the heart of chamber music.”
The Washington Post

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Dover Quartet with Edgar Meyer, double bass

Franz Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in D minor, Op. 103 (fragment)
Gioachino Rossini - Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major
Antonín Dvořák - String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, “American”
Edgar Meyer - Quintet for Strings and Double Bass

“[The Dover Quartet] should be on must-hear lists...a triumph.”
The Washington Post

“[Edgar Meyer is]...the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument.”
The New Yorker

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 7:30pm

Cypress String Quartet with Gary Hoffman, cello

“[The Cypress Quartet has] passion, feeling, and a wonderful vibrancy.” - Reichel Recommends (Salt Lake City)

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Quatuor Ebène

“The Ebène Quartet is a magnificent ensemble, wonderfully thoughtful, imaginative, and sensitive…” - Vancouver Classical Music

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

Orion String Quartet with Marcy Rosen, cello, and Catherine Cho, viola

“The [Orion Quartet] players’ technique is masterful singly and as an ensemble. Their tone is warm, variable, and beautiful.” - Strings Magazine

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:30pm

Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin, with Orion Weiss, piano

“[Bendix-Balgley] displays a musical sensibility that seems to channel violinists of old.” - Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Emerson String Quartet

“Arguably the world’s best group of chamber musicians.” - Forbes