Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s newest concert series, Pittsburgh Performs, created by Executive Director Kristen Linfante, seeks to showcase the multi-faceted musical talents that the Steel City has to offer by presenting affordable pay-what-you- wish performances featuring local musicians outside of the traditional concert hall.
WATCH/LISTEN: ‘Burgh Vivant’s 2014 interview with Chamber Music Pittsburgh Executive Director, Kristen Linfante.
On Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 PM, Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents BACHBOOMBOX at Boom Concepts in Garfield. This collaborative musical event features Groove Aesthetic and includes Shad Ali; Langston Kelly, Human DJ; Joy KMT; Rachel Smith, cello; and more. The event will be hosted by Magic Organs, the visual art duo D.S. Kinsel and Julie Mallis. Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield will make a special appearance.
BACHBOOMBOX is an interactive performance which explores musical and cultural relationships between classical music and hip-hop. Melodies and themes from Bach’s cello suites, passions, and more are intricately woven into classic hip-hop beats embellished by conscious rhymes, soulful singing, spoken word, and more.
The Groove Aesthetic is a collective of talented artists and musicians of various disciplines and genres founded by classically trained lyric soprano and jazz vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield. The purpose of this collective is to create performances that are multifaceted, thought-provoking, and soulful through the collaboration of classical music, jazz, poetry, and dance. This artist collective represents an opportunity for creative minds to showcase their versatility and challenge the senses of the audience.
Performance is pay-what-you-wish. Tickets are required; $10 suggested. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance from Chamber Music Pittsburgh either online at www.chambermusicpittsburgh.org or by phone at 412-624-4129. Any remaining general admission tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the night of the event. Subject to availability. Doors and box office open at 6:30.
Boom Concepts is located at 5139 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224. Metered street parking is available nearby.
The 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Performs series will continue with two more concerts, to be announced.
About Chamber Music Pittsburgh:
Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents world-class chamber music ensembles and soloists, promising emerging artists, and innovative programs; and also fosters an appreciation for chamber music in the Pittsburgh community by offering educational programs and experiences. In carrying out its mandate, Chamber Music Pittsburgh has been guided consistently by two basic principles: quality and variety. Each year’s program is a carefully balanced menu of acclaimed chamber ensembles along with the most brilliant emerging groups.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh is supported by grants from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Opportunity Fund, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, the Fine Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments. The Opportunity Fund provides support to continue philanthropist Gerri Kay’s legacy of advocacy for civil rights, social justice, and the arts. The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.