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.”

“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