The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) announces its Winter 2021 Digital Season, with 26 new digital offerings, available for free, from January 14 to March 26, 2021.
CMS introduces a new online schedule in January, with concerts premiering Thursday evenings and educational and conversational programs premiering on Monday evenings. The series of weekly family programming continues on Friday mornings.
On Thursdays, CMS presents new digital concerts: newly-curated concerts drawn from the vast CMS HD-video archive and newly-recorded performances created for CMS. On Monday evenings, CMS offers seminars and hybrid performance-and-discussion programs, live from (or recently taped in) the Rose Studio on the Lincoln Center campus. CMS’s online series for families, Inspector Pulse at Home, continues airing Friday mornings at 11 am. CMS continues to emphasize creativity and flexibility as it develops new approaches to programming, with the goal of bringing music, musicians, composers and audiences closer, even while the pandemic keeps concert halls from serving as a gathering place for musicians and music lovers.
David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS co-artistic directors, describe the winter offerings as “a warm blanket that covers the year’s coldest months with chamber music. We invite viewers to partake of content that casts bright lights on chamber music from diverse perspectives. And on Friday mornings, bring the kids.”
“Surrounding our seven Mainstage concerts,” Finckel continues, “is a plethora of events for music lovers of all ages and experience. Without leaving home, audiences can enjoy chamber music in all its infinite depth, astounding variety, and inspiring beauty, in the hands of musicians who are preserving CMS’s commitment to artistic excellence unabated through today’s challenging times.”
All programs are streamed for free and available for one week, beginning on the date of the premiere.