Concerts

First Fridays at the Frick

First Niagara Presents
First Fridays at the Frick


First Niagara


One of Pittsburgh’s most popular and enduring summertime events is our summer concert series. We sincerely thank First Niagara for returning for a fifth consecutive year to provide the support that makes the season possible.


All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $5; children free.

2015 season

Old Man Luedecke  

The Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player is a two-time Juno Award winner. His 2012 release, Tender is the Night, received a Juno nomination and was named Folk Album of the Year by Music Nova Scotia.

Media Sponsors:
91.3fm WYEP and 90.5 WESA


Old Man Luedecke

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Carpe Diem Quartet  

This award-wining, boundary-breaking ensemble has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its  electrifying performances of Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire.

Media Sponsor: WQED-FM 89.3

Carpe Diem String Quartet

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Eleanor Friedberger  

After spending 10 years as one-half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, Friedberger has released two solo albums in the past five years. Her first album, Last Summer, reflects the organic pop sound of her 1970s heroes.

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Eleanor Friedberger

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Opek Plays Strayhorn  

The musical ensemble Opek, led by Pittsburgh jazz saxophonist Ben Opie, performs a tribute to the music of Pittsburgh native, pianist and longtime Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn.

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Opek

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Join us for Fridays at the Frick this spring and summer!

The Frick will be open until 9:00 p.m. on non-concert Friday evenings during the run of Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape (May 9–August 2). Bring friends and family, view the exhibition, tour Clayton, picnic on the lawn, and take part in lots of fun activities. Watch this site for details as they become available.




Multimedia


First Fridays at the Frick  
A Day in the Life of
First Fridays at the Frick

View a short video that shows how each concert day comes together.
This was produced in 2010, but the events of the day are still the same.


Axiom Brass  
How First Fridays at the Frick began

Read an article about the history of First Fridays at the Frick from our June–September 2011 newsletter.

First Fridays at the Frick  

View a slideshow featuring previous performers

Click the photo at left to view a slideshow featuring some of the performers who have been featured as part of First Fridays at the Frick over the years.