20-21 Tour Updates

We are working in collaboration with our presenting partners to take steps to address the developing COVID-19 situation. Any live tour performances will be posted on our CMS on Tour page.


CMS is excited to offer our profesionally produced, HD concerts to presenters across the world. Select from over 20 programs featuring the peerless artistry of CMS Artists and the best of the chamber music repertoire. Click below to start exploring!

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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. We invite you to bring the music into your own home while we are unable to present live concerts at Lincoln Center.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announces CMS Front Row, a series of live and pre-recorded chamber music events for viewers for enjoy from their own homes.

  • Front Row Mainstage: Experience the peerless artistry of CMS with newly curated full-length HD concerts featuring archival video recordings woven together into never-before-heard concert pairings. Intermission will feature a Q&A with the artists. This series also includes the popular Artist Series, inviting audiences to learn more about CMS artists with short documentaries and a retrosepctive of their performances at CMS. The full events will remain available to watch on demand for one week.
    Free admission. Streaming Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET

  • Musical Heritage: Explore the musical legacies of towering figures in classical music through conversations with students and colleagues along with film clips and historical photos. This unique webinar series is streamed for free, and each episode is available on-demand on the CMS website through Friday of the week following its premiere.
    Free admission with required Zoom registration. Streaming Mondays at 7:30 PM ET

  • The Art of Interpretation: This series combines discussion and performance elements, delving into great works from the perspective of the musicians. The series reveals how artists arrive at their interpretations of specific musical passages and give audiences a sense of the artists’ process as they prepare to perform a piece of music.
    Free admission. Streaming Mondays at 7:30 PM ET

  • Premiere: International Quartets Series: CMS’s newest initiative launches this fall with three full-length live streamed concerts by renowned iCMS’s newest initiative includes full-length live and newly recorded concerts by renowned international quartets. The full events will remain available to watch on demand for one week after their initial broadcast.
    Free admission. Streaming Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET

  • Inspector Pulse@Home: Inspector Pulse, the world’s greatest and only “Private Ear” (aka Bruce Adolphe, CMS’s Resident Lecturer and Director of Family Programs) unlocks the mysteries and joys of music-making, exploring music fundamentals -- meter, scales, harmony, inspiration - through funny stories, puns, and a bit of mayhem.
    Streaming Fridays at 11:00 AM ET on Facebook and YouTube and will then be available for on demand viewing on the CMS website.
    See more education resources here.

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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.

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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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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