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Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

The Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series is a collection of concerts in Kresge Theatre that brings together members of the Carnegie Mellon University Faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for outstanding music-making in a small, intimate space. The series is free but a ticket is required.

2016-2017 Series


Das Ist Gut

Dedicated to Robert and Susan Summer

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts 

Bach: Aria from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Sergey Schepkin, piano

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Dan Teadt, baritone
Mark Carver, piano

Hindemith: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Neal Berntsen, trumpet
Donna Amato, piano

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, op. 40
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
William Caballero, horn
Luz Manriquez, piano

Brahms: Waltz op.39 no.15 in A major for 4 hands
Donna Amato, piano
Mark Carver, piano

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 in F# Minor for 4 hands
Luz Manriquez, piano
Sergey Schepkin, piano

Program is the dedicatory concert of a new STEINWAY Concert Grand Piano, the generous gift of Robert and Susan Summer to the School of Music.

Tickets for this event will be available starting at 9:00am on 9/6/2016

Eventbrite - CMU Chamber Music Series: Schubertiade


Classical Folklore

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion
Christopher Allen, timpani
Chad Crummel, percussion
Rodrigo Ojeda, piano
Sung-Im Kim, piano

Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, op. 87
Cyrus Forough, violin
Meng Wang, viola
David Premo, cello
Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Tickets for this event will be available starting at 9:00am on 9/27/2016.

Eventbrite - CMU Chamber Music Series: Brilliant Duos


A Russian Voyage

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 35
Jennifer Orchard, violin
David Harding, viola
Bronwyn Banerdt, cello
Misha Istomin, cello

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57
Jennifer Orchard, violin
Cyrus Forough, violin
David Harding, viola
David Premo, cello
Sergey Schepkin, piano

Tickets for this event will be available starting at 9:00am on 11/8/2016.

Eventbrite - CMU Chamber Music Series: La Belle Musique


Unequivocally Romantic

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20 
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Christopher Wu, violin
David Harding, viola
Anne Martindale Williams, cello
with the CMU Honors Quartet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Christopher Wu, violin
David Harding, viola
Anne Martindale Williams, cello
Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Tickets for this event will be available starting at 9:00 am on 2/14/2017.

Eventbrite - CMU Chamber Music Series: Pieces of Eight


Blown Away

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Beethoven: Trio for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano in B-flat Major, op.11
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Nancy Goeres, bassoon 
Sung-Im Kim, piano

Previn: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Nancy Goeres, bassoon 
Sung-Im Kim, piano

Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Fletcher: Romance for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano 
Michael Rusinek, clarinet
Nancy Goeres, bassoon
Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No.1 op.113 in F Minor
Michael Rusinek, clarinet 
Nancy Goeres, bassoon 
Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano

Tickets for this event will available starting at 9:00am on 3/29/2017.

Eventbrite - CMU Chamber Music Series: Bolshoi Trios