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A Message to Our Audience

For the safety of our musicians, audiences, and staff, CMS has cancelled all concerts and events at Lincoln Center through July 15. While we are saddened to cancel these highly-anticipated programs, we are thrilled to announce that we will reschedule the 50th anniversary milestone concerts as a festival in the upcoming 2021-2022 season and the Summer Evenings concerts as a festival in the summer of 2021 when it is once again safe for us to gather together to listen to our incomparable artists.

While we are unable to present live concerts, CMS stands by our commitment to continue bringing the best chamber music to you and to people all over the globe through weekly curated playlists and daily releases of archival video and audio (see details below).

The following concerts and lectures at Lincoln Center have been cancelled due to COVID-19 from March 12—July 15. For updates about cancellations on tour, please click here.

• Thursday, March 12: New Milestones
• Sunday, March 15: Bartók's Sonata For Two Pianos and Percussion
• Wednesday, March 18: Inside Chamber Music
• Friday, March 20: Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time
• Wednesday, March 25: Inside Chamber Music
• Thursday, March 26: The Art of the Recital: Sean Lee & Peter Dugan
• Sunday, March 29: Beethoven's Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 1
• Wednesday, April 1: Inside Chamber Music
• Friday, April 3: Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor
• Sunday, April 5: Meet the Music! Inspector Pulse and The Case Of The Mozart Cookie Mystery
• Monday, April 6: Master Class with Arnaud Sussmann
• Wednesday, April 15: Inside Chamber Music
• Sunday, April 19: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
• Wednesday, April 22: Inside Chamber Music
• Thursday, April 23: Rose Studio Concert
• Thursday April 23: Late Night Rose
• Friday, April 24: Shostakovich's Piano Quintet
• Sunday, April 26: CMS KIDS: Master Work: Brahms's Rondo Alla Zingarese, Op. 25 (11:00 AM & 3:00 PM)
• Wednesday, April 29: Inside Chamber Music
• Thursday, April 30: New Milestones: String Quartet Evolution
• Sunday, May 3: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht
• Thursday, May 7: Rose Studio Concert
• Thursday, May 7: Late Night Rose
• Thursday, May 14: The Art of the Recital: Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park
• Sunday, May 17: Mendelssohn's Octet
• Tuesday, May 19: Mendelssohn's Octet
• Wednesday, July 8: Summer Evenings I
• Sunday, July 12: Summer Evenings II
• Wednesday, July 15: Summer Evenings III

Ticketholders to these concerts have several options, including donations, exchanges into a 2020-2021 season concert, or refunds.

Should you have any questions about your tickets please contact Customer Relations at 212-875-5788 or info@chambermusicsociety.org. Our team is working from home so response times may be delayed.

Thank you for your ongoing support of CMS.

Now more than ever, our incredible artists rely on your continued commitment as concerts around the globe are cancelled. Please add your name to the list of dedicated audience members supporting our musicians during this time. We are very grateful for your ongoing support of our peerless artists who bring us such joy and inspiration throughout the year.

Support our musicians: donate your tickets

Your donation is fully tax deductible. We will send you a donation acknowledgement letter and recognize on our website your ticket donation to support the artists.

For more information about how you can support our musicians and our organization during this difficult time, click here.

Enjoy a Concert from Home:

CMS stands by our commitment to continue bringing the best chamber music to people all over the globe. From weekly curated playlists to daily releases of archival videos and audio, we invite you to bring the music into your own home while we are unable to present live concerts at Lincoln Center. Visit the Watch & Listen section of the CMS website to explore a treasure trove of chamber music offerings.

Weekly Playlists

Every day at 12:30 PM (ET), we invite you to take a break, sit back, and enjoy some world-class chamber music. We'll be releasing daily chamber music performances and events, highlighting some of the 1,000+ works in our archive, including performances, lectures, and family programs. Each week a different theme will lead you through some of the most masterful works in the chamber music repertoire. Find supplemental articles, interviews, and lectures within each playlist to enhance your listening.

At this time of feeling isolated, we exist as part of a community and participating in an elevated human experience brings us closer together and brings us in touch with our humanity. Chamber music was meant to be enjoyed with friends, and these weekly curated playlists are a way to join us all together to experience the transformative powers of music.  

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CMS will also release regular education materials to keep curious minds of all ages active and engaged, from fun and accessible family programs for kids ages 6 and up to Master Classes featuring some of the most highly regarded musicians in the world. CMS Education initiatives will continue by providing schools with online resources of videos, lectures, and other assignments. 

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Even More Chamber Music:

Our website’s Watch & Listen page also houses over a thousand videos of concerts, lectures, and masterclasses, as well as fifty years of audio recordings. Now, as much as ever, we look to the power of music to uplift and inspire. We hope you will enjoy our digital archives while we are unable to gather together in the concert hall.

PODCASTS 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Resident Lecturer, Bruce Adolphe, offers investigations and insights into chamber music masterworks in the Inside Chamber Music podcast. Beloved by regulars and a revelation to first-timers for their depth, accessibility, and brilliance, we dig into the ICM lecture recording archive to share our favorite lectures with you. Lectures will be released bi weekly and are available on iTunes and Google Play. 

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RADIO PROGRAMS 

Hosted by radio host Elliott Forrest and with commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and CMS performers, the CMS radio series season features 52 one-hour programs drawn from live performances. The CMS radio series is syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, and reached over 8 million listeners over the course of its 2018-2019 broadcast season on more than sixty commercial and non-commercial stations across the U.S. Broadcasts, carried locally on WQXR-FM, can be heard Saturday evenings at 10:00 PM. Tune in every Wednesday for a new program. 

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