Solo and Chamber Music Series

Whether a time-honored family tradition for a holiday dish, a routine for a workout at the gym, or a formula for securing employment, we rely on recipes for success in our daily lives. In planning the annual Solo & Chamber Music Series, we search throughout the musical world for the ingredients that will create a fresh and exciting recipe for our audience each year. As you’ll see, the 2019-2020 season is a perfect example of this, as it brings a blend of artists and repertoire that will cover all corners of our stylistic palate. All of this takes place on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., in the comfortable ambience of McCray Hall’s Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall.

The season will open in September with an exhilarating performance by the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, as they bring to life the sounds of early Italian brass music through their program Giovanniana! In October, we’ll welcome to Pittsburg renowned saxophone virtuoso Otis Murphy. The fall season will conclude with an adventurous program by the Grammy-winning American ensemble Third Coast Percussion.

The German quintet Calmus will usher in January with a kaleidoscopic program of vocal music ranging from Schütz and Gesualdo to Sting and Freddie Mercury. In March, we’ll add to our recipe the spice of a performance that incorporates elements of bluegrass, fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism in the hands of the multi-string quartet Invoke. The season will close with an outstanding performance by pianist Alon Goldstein, who is currently serving as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.

And the most important ingredient in the recipe? You, of course!

Please help us create another extraordinary season by joining us for all six concerts!

All performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall on the PSU campus. 

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