Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

1 Dec 2016


Clarinetist Anthony McGill and the Brentano Quartet perform during an open rehearsal. Photo by Langdon Photography. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.


Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird makes their Philadelphia Chamber Music Society debut as part of the Laurie Wagman Century Series (in memory of Irvin J. Borowsky), dedicated to presenting unique artists and ensembles specializing in works of the past 100 years. Photo by Luke Ratray. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.


Violinist Tai Murray returns to the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) for a journey from early romanticism to modernism in a delightfully eclectic program featuring two PCMS 30th Anniversary commissions. Photo by Julia Wesely. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.


The Pavel Haas Quartet of the Czech Republic returns as one of 15 international string quartets<br />
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents in its 30th season. Photo by Marco Borggreve. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.<br />

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) serves the Greater Philadelphia region and the field of music by presenting a rich and compelling variety of chamber music and recital programs performed by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at affordable prices. PCMS promotes new music and music education, collaborates with regional cultural and educational institutions, and provides high quality customer service to its audiences. Founded in 1986, the organization has played a vital role in building enthusiasm for classical music, and in providing important concert opportunities and exposure to outstanding performing musicians and composers. In 2015, PCMS received a Center Advancement grant in support of a multi-year research project into new business models that respond to shifting trends in audience behaviors. PCMS also received Center support to present Departure and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity, a trio of concerts from world-acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss, tenor Mark Padmore, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and the Brentano String Quartet.