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PCMS Hosts Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

January 29, 2013
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Winds + Piano program will feature such renowned artists as Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), David Shifrin (clarinet), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Peter Kolkay (bassoon), and William Purvis (horn).  The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, Op. 43

Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon

La cheminée du roi René, Suite for Wind Quintet, Op. 205

Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K. 452

January 16, 2013 at 8:32 am Comments (0)

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Perform Silverman’s Trio No. 2

January 23, 2012
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall

The famed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will perform a new work by Stanley Silverman for their Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society concert on January 23rd. The group premiered Silverman’s Trio No. 2 on September 14 of 2011 at New York’s 92nd St. Y. The program also includes Mozart’s Piano Trio in B flat major, K.502, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major (which appears to be the key of the night). Op. 97.

January 5, 2012 at 8:37 am Comments (0)

Orion String Quartet Plays Webern

October 10, 2011
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society opens its 50th Anniversary season with the Orion String Quartet performing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and …Webern? Yes! Webern’s Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 is on the program, and while one might have wished they would have maintained the alliteration and played Berg, it will be wonderful to hear some music from the Second Viennese school all the same. Represent, Anton! Do people still say “Represent!”? I didn’t think so.

Full details about the program here.

October 4, 2011 at 8:34 am Comments (0)

Daylight Savings Edition-More MOTE Madness, Trio Cavatina

Keeping it short and sweet because I’m heading up to Wisconsin today for the revolution for the premiere of my new song cycle. Free Wisconsin!

MOTE Madness continues on Sunday night at the Warhol with New York’s counter)induction. Eric Moe’s Dead Cat Bounce and music by Douglas Boyce, Gorecki, and Kyle Bartlett are all on the program. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend. Already? I know!

If you do show up to the Warhol at the end of the show on Sunday, no worries. Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presents Trio Cavatina on Monday night and that Naumburg prize-winning group is playing an intriguing program featuring women composers past and present.

To the Events Calendar!

March 10, 2011 at 5:08 am Comments (0)

Trio Cavatina Play Ortiz Torres, Reade Thomas, and Fanny Mendelssohn

March 14, 2011
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall

Trio Cavatina will perform a program that spotlights women composers from the present and the past for their Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society concert on March 14. The trio’s program includes music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Gabriella Ortiz Torres, and Augusta Reade Thomasm with Fanny’s brother Felix as the token male.

Fanny Mendelssohn Trio, Op. 11

Gabriela Ortiz Torres, Trifolium

Augusta Reade Thomas, Moon Gig and Circle Around The Sun…

Felix Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

March 8, 2011 at 8:30 am Comments (0)

Manasse and Nakamatsu Launch New PCMS Recital Series

UPDATE: We incorrectly listed this concert as starting at 8 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu will give the first installation of the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society’s* new recital series tonight at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. at 7:30. Of particular interest to new music enthusiasts are pieces by jazz clarinet legend Paquito D’Rivera (Lecuonerias from “The Cape Cod Files”) and John Novacek’s Four Rags for Two Jons composed especially for the duo.

PCMS’ new recital series, called the Bellefield Hall Recital series, at least for the time being, represents the organization’s effort at expanding the content of its programming. The February 7 installment features 20-year old violin phenom Benjamin Beilman whose program will include music by Joan Tower and Christopher Rogerson. Nice to see new music represented on the series. All the details for tonight’s program are here.

*Full disclosure: I’m on the board of the Chamber Music Society—a fact that I’m sure they regret every day.

November 8, 2010 at 8:44 am Comments (0)

Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo perform D’Rivera and Novacek

November 8, 2010
7:30 pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Ticket Info

UPDATE: We incorrectly listed this concert as starting at 8 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presents clarinetist Jon Manasse and pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program featuring music by Paquito D’Rivera and John Novacek. The program also includes works by Mendelsohn, Brahms, and Weber. More details are available here.

November 2, 2010 at 8:21 am Comments (0)

Dueling String Quartets This Monday Night

UPDATE: Miro Quartet has had to cancel tonight because of a family emergency for one of the members. The Chamber Music Society has engaged the Cavani Quartet, but Kevin Puts’ Credo is no longer on the program. Cavani will be playing Szymanowski’s Quartet no. 2 which is actually quite an interesting piece.

All we need are some fireworks and laser lights with Hank Williams, Jr. bellowing, “Are you ready for some STRING QUARTETS?????” and that will pretty well sum up what’s in store for you this Monday night. If you love hearing new music for string quartet you have a real dilemma because you’ll either need to choose between two great concerts or figure out how to bi-locate. Miro Quartet will open Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society’s season at Carnegie Music Hall with a concert that features Kevin Puts’ Credo. Meanwhile back in Garfield’s Most Wanted Fine Art, MIVOS Quartet will be playing a program including Wolfgang Rihm, Ashley Wang and the Pittsburgh premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Death Valley Junction. If you caught Missy Mazzoli and Victoire in August, you’ll recognize MIVOS violinist Olivia DePrato from that show as well.

What to do? Flip a coin? Get to work on that bi-location thing? Maybe they will show some of the MIVOS show on the Diamond Vision at Carnegie Music Hall. That would be way cool. Details on both shows (and much, much more) on the Events calendar.

September 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm Comments (0)

Miro Quartet Plays Kevin Put’s Credo

September 27, 2010
8:00 pm

Carnegie Music Hall


The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presents the Miro Quartet performing

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2, “The Joke”

Kevin Puts: Credo

Johannes Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1

More information about the concert.

September 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm Comments (0)

Hagen Quartet Performs Webern

April 26, 2010
7:30 pm

Carnegie Music Hall

The Hagen Quartet will perform Webern’s Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 along with works by Beethoven and Grieg.

February 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm Comments (0)

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