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Chamber Music, the Pittsburgh View

Further Resources for Exploring Chamber Music in Pittsburgh

Exceptional artists and organizations work diligently in Pittsburgh to make sure that chamber music still thrives in Pittsburgh, the home city for The Muse Dialogue. Organizations differ in their mission. “Presenting organizations” hold as their mission the hosting of national and international talents on a Pittsburgh stage. Other organizations here include musicians residing in Pittsburgh and performing regularly. We also have healthy programs in music education, and we are happy to celebrate learning institutions, which present a rich calendar of performances by faculty, resident artists, and students.

All of these programs warrant our attention and support.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music: CMU’s School of Music has a performance calendar that just never stops. An excellent repertoire and outstanding talent.

Chatham Baroque: Chatham Baroque is a resident trio of musicians playing period instruments of the Baroque period. The perform regularly in Pittsburgh, often with guest soloists, and also have an impressive touring schedule.

Duquesne University, Mary Pappert School of Music: Duquesne University has ensembles of every type — guitar, euphonium, chamber music — and their performance schedule has something to fit all tastes with superior musicianship.

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society: PCMS is a presenting organization, hosting the world’s best chamber music ensembles. Consistently outstanding programming that they bring to a local audience.

Renaissance and Baroque: A presenting organization, R&B specializes in early and Baroque music. They host international talent of the first order, and give Pittsburgh some its singular opportunities for hearing period specialists.

Renaissance City Winds: Renaissance City Winds is a chamber ensemble in residence at Carlow College. As the name suggests, the distinction is in the instruments, and this group specializes in wind instruments in a genre where the strings and keyboards are the more familiar players.

Please feel free to share any of your thoughts on other resources. We at TMD want to bring attention to all the art and artists working in music.

For related content from The Muse Dialogue:

Vol. 1, No. 2: Chamber Music Table of Contents


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