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MainStage Live

Exploring the Past. Composing the future.

Our 2024-2025 MainStage Live concert series features an electrifying mix of celebrated soloists, established quartets, and innovative ensembles shaping the future of chamber music. Join us for five breathtaking concerts that explore the inspiring history and vibrant future of this dynamic genre. From classic Baroque masterpieces to groundbreaking new commissions, we invite you to experience the intimacy and power of chamber music like never before!

Subscriptions are on sale now! Save 20% off individual tickets with a subscription to our MainStage Live series. Plus, subscribe by July 31 for an additional 15% Early Bird discount!

PNC Theatre

At the award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University

350 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(corner of Smithfield and Forbes)


How much does a subscription cost?

Tier 1 $220 • Tier 2 $180 • Tier 3 $140. Student subscriptions for all tiers are $60.

As always, a subscription offers the best deal for tickets (a 20% discount) while offering you access to the best seats in the house before single tickets go on sale. 

What perks are included with my subscription?

  • 20% off single ticket prices and choice of the best seats in the house before single tickets go on sale 
  • $5 off any additional single tickets purchased throughout the season
  • Priority seat selection in the PNC Theatre
  • Free, high-quality digital recording of each concert via weblink ($144 value)

How much are single tickets?

Tier 1 $55 • Tier 2 $45 • Tier 3 $35. $15 Student Rush tickets are available in person on the day of the concert at the box office with valid student ID presented. 

Will Chamber Music Pittsburgh offer digital recordings of concerts this season? How does that work?

Yes; each concert will be recorded live and produced into a high-quality video that will be sent via email one week following the live concert. These recordings are available to view on-demand as many times as you’d like for one week following delivery. All digital recordings are included with every subscription. Digital subscriptions are also available independently for $144 for out-of-town friends and family.

How can I buy a subscription or a single ticket?

Subscriptions can be purchased online here, by mailing in a subscription form (from our season brochure) with a check made out to Pittsburgh Playhouse or credit card payment, or by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse Box Office at 412-392-8000. Current subscribers should call the box office directly to keep or change their current seats or mail a brochure order form to directly to the box office for processing (350 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.) 

Single tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse Box Office beginning August 15, 2024.

What are your protocols for COVID-19?

COVID-19 vaccination and masking are optional. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19. CMP reserves the right to change, update, and enforce these policies as regulations may change. Please check reminder emails for updated information, and thank you for helping to keep our artists, staff, and patrons safe.

Where is PNC Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and where should I park?

PNC Theater is located at 350 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222, at the corner of Smithfield and Forbes. There is ample parking within 2 blocks of the venue at the following garages:

  • Mellon Square Garage (500 Smithfield St.)
  • Oliver Garage (350 Oliver Ave off of Wood St)
  • Third Avenue Garage (238 Fourth Avenue)
  • Forbes Garage (413 Cherry Way)

All garages offer flat rates between $4-$6 after 4PM. Street parking is free after 6 PM.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnerships has a wonderful interactive map to find up to date parking info. Find parking map here.

I have more questions!

We’d love to hear from you and offer any help we can! Please email info@chambermusicpittsburgh.org, call Chamber Music Pittsburgh at 412-626-6121 x1, or call The Pittsburgh Playhouse Box Office at 412-392-8000 for all ticketing related questions.



Escher Quartet with Jordan Bak

October 21, 2024, 7:30PM

A powerful collaboration between Bak’s “haunting lyrical grace” (Gramophone) and the Escher Quartet’s “eloquent, full-blooded playing” (BBC Music Magazine) 

Samuel Barber Quartet in B minor, Op 11

Florence Price  Quartet No. 2 in A minor 

Johannes Brahms  String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111 

Tommy Mesa and Michelle Cann

January 20, 2025, 7:30PM

Reimagining the chamber music canon for the 21st century, Cuban-American cellist Tommy Mesa pairs his charismatic style with Michelle Cann’s “exquisite” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) command of the piano.

Nadia Boulanger  3 Pieces for Cello and Piano

Andrea Casarrubios  Mensajes del agua

Claude Debussy  Sonata in D minor

Kevin Day  Sonata for Cello and Piano

Nikolai Kapustin  Elegy

Dmitri Shostakovich  Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 


Les Délices with Nicholas Phan

February 24, 2025, 7:30PM

Baroque-era instruments and new compositions collide to redefine the boundaries of early music, inspired by a traditional Chinese Confucian myth.

Michel Pignolet de Montéclair  La Bergère

Marin Marais Le Labyrinthe from 4ème Livre

Viet Cuong  A Moment’s Oblivion (World Premiere)
                                                      Commissioned by Les Délices

François Couperin    Selections from Sixième Ordre, 2ème Livre
                                                      Barricades mistérieuses

                                                      Les Langueurs tendres

Michel Pignolet de MontéclairLe Dépit généreux



March 10, 2025, 7:30PM

What is American: Found Futures blurs the boundaries between improvisation and composition, Afrofuturism and contemporary classical performance, perceived past and imagined future.

In its Chamber Music Pittsburgh debut, the “boldly imaginative” (BBC Music Magazine) PUBLIQuartet presents What is American: Found Futures. This groundbreaking program blurs the boundaries between improvisation and composition, Afrofuturism and contemporary classical performance, perceived past and imagined future.

Dover Quartet

April 21, 2025, 7:30PM

“One of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC Music Magazine) presents three unique perspectives on America.

Jessie Montgomery  Strum

*Pura Fé  Rattle Songs (arranged for string quartet by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate)  

*Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Commissioned work

Antonín Dvořák  Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”)

*Commissioned for this program