2019-2020 Season

  • Henry Wong Doe, Pianist

    Saturday, September 28, 7:30PM

    Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Henry Wong Doe has garnered top prizes, including two “Audience Favorite” awards in the Rubinstein, Busoni and Sydney International Piano Competitions. Henry Wong Doe studied at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Indiana University Bloomington before earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School in New York. His teachers have included Evelyne Brancart, Leonard Hokanson and Joseph Kalichstein. Henry is currently Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Chair at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

  • Harp and Flute Duo - Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Audition Winner

    Saturday, October 26, 7:30PM

    Flautist Phoebe Robertson has performed in concert halls across North America and Europe to great acclaim. A native of Canada, she has been awarded many of her country’s most prestigious distinctions for young musicians. Mia Venezia is a first-year graduate harp performance student at Northwestern University, and earned her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, Ms. Venezia has performed with several symphony orchestras and is a member of the Tartan Trio which played for JCS in October 2017.

  • Altoona Brass Collective

    Saturday, November 23, 7:30PM

    The Altoona Brass Collective, directed by Doug Stephens, was formed in 2017 by musicians in the central Pennsylvania area sharing a love of brass instruments, quality music, and live performance. All of ABC’s repertoire has been written specifically for the ensemble. Members of the group have received their training at the music schools of Clarion, Duquesne, Penn State, Slippery Rock, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. These professionals serve as educators in the school districts of Altoona, Bedford, Bellwood, Bishop-Guilfoyle, Dubois, Hollidaysburg, Portage, and Holy Trinity. These performers share a common goal: To bring high quality live music to central Pennsylvania.

  • Chatham University Choir

    Saturday, March 21, 7:30PM

    The Chatham Choir is an audition vocal ensemble made up of undergraduate and graduate women at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Members of the Chatham Choir have had the opportunity to perform with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pop's All-Star College Chorus at Heinz Hall. The Chatham Choir, directed by Stacey Brett Conner, has traveled locally, as well as to locations such as New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC, and West Virginia. The members represent music as well as other majors at Chatham University.

  • PSO Chamber Players Piano Trio

    Saturday, April 18, 7:30PM

    Established in 1997, PSO Chamber Players is an acclaimed group of Pittsburgh Symphony musicians performing in mixed ensembles of three to nine artists. Hailed for daring, intelligent and often interdisciplinary programming, the ensemble performs repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works. This concert will feature the PSO Chamber Players Piano Trio with: Jennifer Orchard, violin; Mikhail Istomin, cello; and Eugene Sirotkine, piano.

  • Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet

    Saturday, May 16, 7:30PM

    The Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet was formed in May 1973 to explore the wealth of literature written for such quartets. At that time the members were students at Duquesne University, but they have kept the group together over the years. The repertoire has expanded to include music from the Renaissance and Classical offerings to Ragtime and Jazz; as well as original compositions written especially for the group, which includes Warren Yeckel, Baritone Saxophone; Mike Jacob, Alto Saxophone; Steve Ehrin, Tenor Saxophone; and Marino Galluzzo, Soprano Saxophone.