Incidental Chamber Players Concert Series Opens Feb. 17

Incidental Chamber Players, in collaboration with the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, has announced the details of this year’s chamber music concert series, Elements, curated by flutist Brittany Trotter.

Each of the five Monday concerts is curated by one of its members featuring music that speaks to their personal histories or “elements” of their identities. Dedicated to the group’s mission of highlighting music that has been unjustly forgotten or ignored, the program includes works by living, BIPOC, women and LGBTQ+ composers from Pittsburgh and around the world.

The first concert in the series will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. Curated by flutist Brittany Trotter, the concert will feature music from Gene Pritsker, David Earl, Halim El-Dabh, and Valerie Coleman.

Tickets ($15 for adults, $5 for students) may be purchased at the door. For more information about the concerts may be found at

Here is the complete schedule:

  • February 17, 7 pm: Elements I. Works by Valerie Coleman, Gene Pritsker, David Earl and Halim El-Dabh.
  • March 16, 7 pm: Elements II. Works by Pablo Gómez-Estévez, Jonathan Pina, Hilario Gonzales, and Darwin Aquino.
  • April 20, 7 pm: Elements III. Works by Valerie Coleman, Janet Beat, Alex Temple, and Erwin Schulhoff.
  • May 18, 7 pm: Elements IV. Works by Rebecca Clarke, Sergei Prokofiev, Franz Schubert, and Mark Fromm.
  • June 15, 7 pm: Elements V. Works by William Grant Still, Jennifer Higdon, Laurel Zucker, and Darius Milhaud.