About CMS

Press Quotes

"The evidence seemed clear: what the cellist David Finckel and the pianist Wu Han, the society’s artistic directors since 2004, have achieved with their hands-on approach to blending standard, unusual and new repertory, played by a mix of familiar and emerging performers, has connected with a large, enthusiastic constituency."
-The New York Times

 
“The great joy of the society’s concerts is the interaction of up-and-coming musicians with established ones.”
-The New York Times

 
“Cathartic drama, at once intimate, scalding, and grand.”
-New York Magazine in naming this CMS program as one of the Top Ten Classical Music Events of 2012

 
“An intense, compelling performance.”
-The New York Times

 
“A New York powerhouse.”
-Chicago Magazine

 
“Intensely committed performances.”
-The New York Times

 
“The interpretations, like the scores, were tender and monumental, steamy and chiseled in stone.”
-New York Magazine

 
“The concert offered sublime moments of breathtaking beauty.”
-The Boston Music Intelligencer

 
“A crackling force field permeated Alice Tully Hall Thursday night, thickening throughout the evening so that by the end, you could almost feel your skin tingling.”
-Newsday

 
“It’s a joy to be in such authoritative hands – an audience member can simply sit back, relax, and let the music fill him.”
-The New York Sun

 
“The city’s supreme chamber music series.”
-The New Yorker

 
“One of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles.”
-Star Tribune