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 />


Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Nick Phan, tenor. Photo by Henry Dombey.


Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Brooklyn Rider, photo by Sarah Small.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) presents a rich and compelling variety of chamber music and recital programs performed by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at affordable prices. Founded in 1986, PCMS is a resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and has presented more than 1,500 concerts, including 65 commissions and world premieres. In 2015, the organization 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. A 2018 Project grant has supported Emerging Voices: Art Song and Social Connection, a concert series co-curated by tenor vocalist Nicholas Phan, illustrating how the art song form, with its intersection of poetry and music, remains a powerful vehicle for social exchange. In 2021, PCMS received a Re:imagining Recovery grant to make acoustical enhancements and create a livestreaming production room, which will support in-person and online performances at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall.