Group brings music learning and performance to prisons

 February 13, 2021

FoCM will be hosting a conversation with Nathan Schram on 2/17 to dig into more with his work with Musicambia. Read his interview about it in the Daily Gazette here.

Million-dollar Strads fall to modern violins in blind ‘sound check’

November 25, 2020

FoCM is honored to host MacArthur winning violin maker Joseph Curtin.  Read about his fascinating work with French acoustician, Claudia Fritz here

The Paris Double-Blind Violin Experiment featuring Joseph Curtin

November 23, 2020

"The Paris Experiment: Stradivari violins, new violins, and what players really want. In September of 2012, a historic test took place in Paris, France, involving some of the worlds finest violins and violinists; a double blind comparison of old vs new violins in concert hall settings. This is a 28 minute version of a longer documentary about the proceedings." - Click HERE to watch

Myra Herron Memorial Concert

November 16, 2020

Our upcoming concert with the Viano String Quartet is the Myra Herron Memorial Concert. Click here to learn more about the life and legacy of our beloved former board member.

Friends of Chamber Music in the News!

October 8, 2020

Tesla Quartet playing with help from their Friends
Acclaimed quartet’s one-hour, pre-recorded program will be streamed for free on YouTube

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Tesla Quartet in The NY Times

April 20, 2020

A String Quartet Is Crushed by the Coronavirus
An acclaimed young ensemble was making a fragile but sustainable living. Then the bottom dropped out.

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Verona Quartet to Hold 2020-21 Oberlin Residency

July 17, 2020

The Verona Quartet, winners of Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award for 2020, will serve as quartet in residence at Oberlin Conservatory for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Tesla Quartet Launches COVID-19 Commissioning Project

May 27, 2020

In response to the pandemic and the financial difficulties faced by many freelance composers and performers, the Tesla Quartet selected 12 composers experiencing financial hardship to write short works for string quartet, which will be premiered as part of their "Quarantunes" video series.

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