Similar in focus to its Philadelphia counterpart, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society’s goal is to bring top-tier chamber musicians to the city and the surrounding tri-state area. Begun in 1961 as a civic effort to enhance the quality of the local arts scene, the PCMS presents both its main Chamber Music Series at Carnegie Music Hall and the Recital Series at Bellefield Hall, with renowned artists such as the Miró Quartet and pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing the works of classical music’s most treasured composers.
Single ticket prices for the general public are $35, while student tickets are $15; discounted rates are available with series subscriptions. The Society promotes emerging young local talent in chamber music through its free pre-concert Grand Foyer recitals featuring student ensembles, as well as its annual Montgomery Fellowship for high school-aged string quartets.
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Information
- Other Venues: Bellefield Hall, University of Pittsburgh
- Public Transportation: Excellent (both venues are easily accessible by several bus lines)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for both venues
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 8–10 performances per season
- Ticket Prices: General admission is $35; Students receive discounted tickets for $15. Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $25 per ticket
- Subscriptions: Multiple options are available. The Carnegie Hall Chamber Series (5 concerts) is $150 for A level, $120 for B level, and $50 for students (best available). A free youth subscription may also be requested with the purchase of any A or B subscription for a youth age 8-17. The Bellefield Hall Recital Series (3 concerts) is $75 for adults and $30 for students. The Full Season (includes both series) is $215 with Carnegie Hall A level, $185 with Carnegie Hall B level, and $70 for students
- Donations: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.