Artful Wednesdays

Artful Wednesdays

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays!


All Pitt students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a free noontime performance luncheon every Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. in Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union Lower Level. Valid Pitt ID required. 

Spring 2017

Alia Musica

January 18, 2017
This group performs music by living composers, from Pittsburgh and abroad, and classics of modern chamber music.

Yoko Suzuki and Band

January 25, 2017
Suzuki is a stunning alto saxophonist, and her band has that sound that you would hear in a New York jazz club. However she is faculty in Pitt’s jazz program, and so you get see and hear her right at Pitt.


February 1, 2017
CEEMI is a technology innovation that turns any WiFi compatible device — smartphone, tablet, or laptop-into a collaborative electronic musical instrument on the fly. Bring your tech devices and make music with Gil, the creative mind behind CEEMI.

The Grant Street Grifters

February 8, 2017
Specializing in old-time, folk, and blues, Peter Flynn on guitar and Trish Imbrogno on upright bass bring their blend of unique musical talent to Nordy’s.

Na Gaels

February 15, 2017
Celtic group Na Gaels are skillful interpreters of misty- eyed ballads, and fiery jigs and reels.

Ken Karsh Trio

February 22, 2017
Karsh is a versatile guitarist, playing jazz and other styles. His trio often includes bass, drums, or tuned percussion.

Kassia Ensemble

March 1, 2017
An ensemble of all highly gifted and creative women performers from some of the best music conservatories in the country, and they include violin, viola, cello, harp, and clarinet.

Heather Kropf

March 15, 2017
She is an amazing singer-songwriter and pianist with some of the freshest lyrics, and both moody and uplifting pieces.

Alma Mura

March 22, 2017
Mexican, Croatian and American artists make up the band so, it is only fitting that Alma Mura celebrates world music. Enjoy voice, guitar and tuba in this exciting group.

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra

March 29, 2017
ELCO presents a wide variety of new music, new interpretations of the standard classical repertoire, and unique arrangements of pop and rock music.