19-20 Tour Updates

We are working in collaboration with our presenting partners to take steps to address the developing COVID-19 situation. The following tours have been cancelled or postponed. Please contact the presenting partner for questions about ticketing policies.

Cancelled and postponed tours:

March 21: Drew University, Madison, NJ
March 22: Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC Canada
March 26: Harris Theater, Chicago, IL
March 27: Melbourne Chamber Music Society, Melbourne, FL
March 29: University of Georgia, Athens, Athens, GA
April 5: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
April 14: Royal Library of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 15: Wigmore Hall, London, UK
April 16: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands
April 19: Stadsgehoorzall, Aalmarkt Hall, Leiden, Netherlands
April 21: Harris Theater, Chicago, IL
April 25: SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
April 30: St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids, MI
May 1: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
May 23 & 24: Shaker Village, KY
August 9, 11, 16, 18, Saratoga Springs, NY

Enjoy a Concert from Home:

With thanks to all of our audiences, and for people everywhere who are at home now because of the health situation, 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.

CMS FRONT ROW
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announces CMS Front Row, three series of free, curated, at-home programming beginning May 17.

  • The Artist Series, an HD digital concert series comprised of live performance video from the CMS archive, highlights the artistry of Michael Brown, Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, Cho-Liang Lin, Anne-Marie McDermott, David Shifrin, and Arnaud Sussmann. The concerts will be broadcast on Sundays at 5:00 pm from May 17 through July 5. In addition to the performance footage, each concert will open with an introductory interview offering audiences a personal look into the artists’ lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, each concert will also include visual program notes and end with a live Q&A with the featured artist. Artist Series streams will be available on the CMS website and social media channels for 72 hours. Audience questions for the live Q&A may be submitted prior to the weekly broadcast on social media or during the concert on the CMS website.

  • The Summer Evenings series is comprised of live, HD performance video from the CMS archive, featuring the thoughtfully curated repertoire that CMS audiences have come to expect and enjoy. The concerts will be streamed on Sundays at 5:00 pm from July 12 through August 16. In addition to the performance footage, each concert will open with an introductory interview offering audiences a personal look into the artists’ lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, each concert will also include visual program notes and end with a live Q&A with the featured artist.

  • CMS also introduces a new family video series for at-home viewing from May 22 to August 21, InspectorPulse@Home. CMS’s Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs Bruce Adolphe will reprise his role as Inspector Pulse, the comedic “private ear” who leads children through the fundamentals of music making and performing in Meet the Music programs at Alice Tully Hall. CMS invites children to join Inspector Pulse for a short music lesson and digital Q&A on Fridays at 11:00 am on CMS’s Facebook page. Shortly after the Facebook premiere, the videos will also be available for on-demand streaming on the CMS website with accompanying activities and a learning guide. To submit a question to the Q&A, children may share their questions in the comments below the Facebook video. A limited number of questions will be answered in subsequent episodes.

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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 livestreams and 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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