Pittsburgh Performs

By fulfilling its mission to offer quality and variety to Pittsburgh audiences, Chamber Music Pittsburgh is venturing outside the traditional concert hall to take the music to the places where people already are in the community. The Pittsburgh Performs series seeks to showcase the multi-faceted musical talents that the Steel City has to offer by presenting affordable pay-what-you-wish performances featuring local musicians in non-traditional venues around town.

Pay what you wish! Tickets are required for all Pittsburgh Performs events. Purchase tickets ahead of time by phone or online. Any remaining general admission tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the night of the event.

Past Events in This Series:

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Pittsburgh Cello Quartet

Pittsburgh Cello Quartet, the four newest members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cello section, will play a program featuring classical cello repertoire, as well as some surprising new favorites! At Dormont's own Hollywood Theater. The theater is BYOB for a small fee at the movie theater box office (beer and wine only), and will have the concession stand open to buy your favorite movie theater snacks.

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. Doors and box office open at 6:30.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

NAT 28: A musical conflict kitchen

NAT 28, an ensemble that celebrates diversity in classical and contemporary music, will play a program that they describe as a musical conflict kitchen. Ticket includes food from Conflict Kitchen restaurant.

Seating is limited! Pay what you wish! $20 suggested. Tickets required. 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 and box office open at 6:30.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

BACHBOOMBOX

Groove Aesthetic: BACHBOOMBOX
Featuring Shad Ali; Langston Kelly, Human DJ; Joy KMT; Rachel Smith, cello; and more. Hosted by Magic Organs, the visual art duo D.S. Kinsel and Julie Mallis. Special guest Anqwenique Wingfield.

BACHBOOMBOX is an interactive performance exploring musical and cultural relationships between classical music and hip-hop. Melodies and themes from Bach's cello suites, passions, and more are intricately woven into classic hip-hop beats embellished by conscious rhymes, soulful singing, spoken word, and more.

Seating is limited! Pay what you wish! $10 suggested. Tickets required. 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 and box office open at 6:30.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Kassia Ensemble

Tickets for this event will be available at the door. Seating is limited! Ticket pre-sale has ended.

Join us at the Pittsburgh Winery to hear all-female chamber group Kassia Ensemble as they open our 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Performs series!

Please note: Pittsburgh Winery is a 21+ venue

Program
Zoltan Kodaly - Serenade for two violins and viola
Paul Hindemith - Musikalisches Blumengartlein und Lyptziger Allerley for Clarinet and Bass
Gilad Cohen - Trio for Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello, and Ruminating Harp
David Anderson - Dance Suite for double bass and harp
Jessica Meyer - “Getting home… (I must be)”
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet Op. 115

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lance LaDuke and The New Malcontents: An Incomplete and Highly Biased History of the Greatest Comedy Songs Ever Written Ever

Ukulele, tuba, and drum trio Lance LaDuke & The New Malcontents will play a program titled, An Incomplete and Highly Biased History of the Greatest Comedy Songs Ever Written Ever. This laugh-out-loud evening will also feature improvisational comedy performances from members of the Arcade Comedy Theater, downtown Pittsburgh’s destination for all things comedy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Anqwenique Wingfield

Pittsburgh vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and her friends will play a program that is sure to delight jazz and classical fans alike.

SOLD OUT! This concert is pay-what-you-wish! Refreshments from our friends at The Livermore will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

Fauré String Trio

Local string trio Fauré String Trio has had the honor of premiering many new compositions since its inception in 2003, but this concert may be the first time they have the honor of being accompanied by a custom menu of gourmet hot dogs, grub and cocktails designed specially by the culinary creatives at Franktuary. 

No ticket required! Donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments by Franktuary will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

Tracksploitation

Local DJ duo Tracksploitation will collaborate with a classical string quartet to create chamber music like you've never heard before! Refreshments will be served for free, though donations are gratefully accepted.