Some people may think of "chamber music" as being dry and dusty, but nothing could be further from the truth! It is passionate, full of life, and surprising a personal conversation between you and the composer and Mozart and Beethoven were most interesting people.
Chamber music is unpretentious, with clarity of texture. Transparent to the ear, it evokes a sincerity from the composer that makes it accessible to even the least experienced listener.
It has an intimacy and immediacy unique in classical music - musicians themselves love to play it. Chamber music at its best generates a visceral excitement, touching people in places they may have forgotten they had. You will walk feeling stimulated and refreshed.
Even if they haven't discovered it yet, a certain percentage of people are on the "wavelength" of chamber music; to them, a good chamber music concert is like food that nourishes the soul. If you are already a chamber music fan, we have several fine feasts in store for you!
However, if you don't yet know whether you are on this wavelength, but think you might be we encourage you to try it out! Chamber music is both easy to understand and represents some of the finest music ever written. We strive to have each of our concerts be an exhilarating, memorable event.
What is "chamber music"? For the record, here is Chamber Music America's definition:
At the heart of chamber music lies the spirit of collaboration and the role of the individual performer. Chamber music places the highest order of responsibility upon the individual to engage in a close musical dialogue with the other performers in the ensemble without the aid of a conductor. As a collaborative expression, as in an ideal democracy, chamber music relies upon the collective musical instincts, experience, knowledge, and talents of its participants to guide the process of interpreting, rehearsing and performing.