“Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.”
– BBC Music Magazine
Felix MendelssohnString Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Paul Ben-HaimString Quartet, No. 1, Op. 21
Claude DebussyString Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Our mission is to present world-class chamber music ensembles and soloists, promising emerging artists, and innovative programs; and to foster an appreciation for chamber music in the Pittsburgh community by offering educational programs and experiences.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh (CMP) was established in 1961 by a group of civic leaders committed to providing Pittsburgh audiences with the opportunity to hear the world’s finest chamber music artists. Over the past six decades CMP has continued to realize that vision by presenting an impressive array of the most talented and renowned chamber musicians via its MainStage subscription series, its eclectic Just Summer series, and its newest Pittsburgh Performs series that features local Pittsburgh artists in unusual venues outside of the traditional concert hall setting.
In carrying out its mandate, CMP has been guided consistently by two basic principles: quality and variety. Each year’s programming is a carefully balanced menu of acclaimed chamber ensembles along with the most brilliant emerging groups. The programs have also reflected a balance of traditional musical masterpieces as well as contemporary, intercultural, and crossover compositions.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh remains a vital element of the cultural life in Pittsburgh and is recognized throughout the classical music world. It is one of the most respected chamber music organizations in North America. More at chambermusicpittsburgh.org