2021 Spring Gala

Honoring CMS Board Member John L. Lindsey

for his inspiring philanthropy and civic leadership supporting the arts and education

Celebrate CMS, our Honoree John L. Lindsey, and join us for a wonderful step forward toward the return of live performance. Enjoy a socially distanced champagne reception and in-person concert on the Lincoln Center campus (weather permitting). If you prefer, you can join the festivities from the comfort of your home via livestream. Donors may opt in to receive a catered meal by NYC's top chefs or a special gift box delivered to your home.

Proceeds from the Gala will in part support the extraordinary initiatives CMS achieved this season in the midst of the pandemic. To connect with our loyal and new audiences while our halls are closed, CMS produced an array of resources including digital concert series featuring archival recordings along with newly recorded performances, thought-provoking lectures with CMS artists, new interviews with leading composers, lively music tutorials for children, and much more. We are pleased to engage 182 CMS artists with our extensive new programming and reimbursements for canceled concerts. Looking ahead, CMS will build off this momentum to produce a one-of-a-kind season in 2021-2022, returning to our signature programming, to the extent possible, while advancing some of the most successful initiatives from this year.

We look forward to welcoming you!!

West 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue
The champagne reception and concert are planned for outdoors. Should it be inclement weather we will connect with you online.

Cocktail Attire or Garden Party
6:00 PM Champagne Reception
6:30 PM Concert

Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung, PIANO
Arnaud Sussmann, James Thompson, VIOLIN
Paul Neubauer, VIOLA
Sihao He, CELLO

JOHANNES BRAHMS Select Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four Hands (1868, 1880)
ROBERT SCHUMANN Quintet in E-flat major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 44 (1842)

Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung, Arnaud Sussmann, James Thompson, Paul Neubauer, Sihao He
Purchase Tickets Here

$100,000 CHAIR

$95,000 contribution

$50,000 VICE CHAIR

$45,000 contribution

$25,000 PLATINUM

$22,500 contribution

$15,000 GOLD

$13,000 contribution

$2,000 SILVER

$1,750 contribution

$1,250 BRONZE

$1,000 contribution

RSVP by June 1st. Gifts of $1,000 and up will be listed in the Evening Program and recieve a link to the livestream.
Donate Here

Made payable to Chamber Music Society
Mail to:
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10023-6582

Call 212-875-5216



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