The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of twelve constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. On September 11, 1969, Alice Tully Hall opened with the first performance of the CMS, beginning a new era for chamber music in the United States. In addition to its ability to regularly program an enormous variety of chamber works, the achievements of CMS include innovative projects such as collaborations with the Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Dance Company and Jazz at Lincoln Center, thematic “series within a series” and the highly successful “Great Day in New York,” which brought together New York composers for a festival in collaboration with Merkin Concert Hall. With its success, the Chamber Music Society helped inspire phenomenal growth in the field of chamber music.

CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center last performed for La Jolla Music Society in the Revelle Chamber Music Series on November 10, 2007.

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