Performers, composers, artistic directors, and listeners
The Chamber Music Society came into existence through the efforts of a coalition of dedicated artistic administrators, visionary board members, world-class artists, and generous donors. Adding a vital dimension was an audience that quickly embraced CMS and its music with enthusiasm and affection. Here, we celebrate the people who launched, and those who sustain, the largest producer-presenter of chamber music in the world today.
One of the Chamber Music Society’s early artist rosters
Arnold Roth’s illustration of A Great Day in New York composers, 2001.
The Chamber Music Society board
(l. to r.) Suzanne Davidson (Executive Director), James P. O’Shaughnessy, Linda S. Daines, Joseph M. Cohen, Phyllis Grann, Jarvis Wilcox, Vicki Kellogg, Beth B. Cohen, Charles Schreger, Suzanne E. Vaucher, Elinor L. Hoover (Chair), Andrea Walton (Emeritus), Peter W. Keegan (Vice Chair), Helen Brown Levine, Nasrin Abdolali, Paul B. Gridley (Secretary), Jennifer P. A. Garrett, Robert Hoglund (Vice Chair), Sally Dayton Clement, Richard Prins, Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel. [Not Pictured: Tatiana Pouschine (Treasurer), Joyce B. Cowin, Peter Duchin, William B. Ginsberg, Walter L. Harris, Philip K. Howard, Priscilla F. Kauff, John L. Lindsey, Dr. Annette U. Rickel, Herbert S. Schlosser, Susan S. Wallach, Alan G. Weiler, and Kathe G. Williamson.]