The Ernest Livingstone Memorial Concert

March 30, 2021

Our upcoming concert with the Verona Quartet and Yoonah Kim is the The Ernest Livingstone Memorial Concert. Click here to learn more about the interesting life of one of our former board members, RPI professor and published musicologist Dr. Ernest Livingstone.

Contemplating Beethoven’s Op. 131 & Its Inexhaustible Originality

March 26, 2021

A terrific Strings article on Beethoven’s monumental String Quartet in C# minor, Opus 131( which will be played by the Verona Quartet on April 10th!) may be found here.

Friends of Chamber Music mourns the loss of our esteemed board member, Jacqueline Crable

March 23, 2021

Jacquie was the beloved wife of our longtime board member, Dr John Crable, and a supporter of ours for many years. You can read more about the life of our dear friend HERE.

The Hildegard and Heinrich Medicus Memorial Concert

March 2, 2021

Our upcoming concert with Voyage Sonique is the The Hildegard and Heinrich Medicus Memorial Concert. Click here to learn more about the life and legacy of our dear friends and benefactors.
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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