About

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

 

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) was created so people from all walks of life could enjoy world-renowned chamber music and recital artists. PCMS serves this mission through its unique policy of affordable ticket pricing – enabling audiences to hear the Emerson, Juilliard and Tokyo Quartets, recitalists Richard Goode and Midori, and many other leading musicians for just $24 per ticket or less.

The PCMS season consists of more than 60 chamber music concerts, instrumental and vocal recitals, jazz and special programs. A Resident Company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, PCMS performs in the Perelman Theater and other Philadelphia venues. PCMS also collaborates regularly with prominent cultural institutions, and presents 50 education programs to enrich the lives of young people and others through exposure to great music-making.

PCMS was founded by Anthony Checchia in 1986. For over two decades, it has played a vital role in enhancing the cultural life of Philadelphia, in building enthusiasm for classical music, and in providing important concert opportunities, and exposure to outstanding performing musicians and composers. The annual program includes masterworks, rarely-heard pieces of special interest, and new music by living composers. Since its founding, PCMS has presented more than 1000 concerts by 375 ensembles and recitalists, and it has commissioned more than 35 new works.

with pianist Marc-Andrè Hamelin
at the Kimmel Center
November 14, 2012
at The Church of the Holy Trinity
December 14, 2012
Two Guitar Virtuousos On One Stage!
at the Kimmel Center
March 19, 2013
at the Kimmel Center
April 2, 2013
Performances By Musicians From The Renowned Festival!
at the Kimmel Center
May 8, 2013
at the Kimmel Center
October 18th, 2013
at the Kimmel Center
October 24th, 2013
at the Church of the Holy Trinity
December 14th, 2013
at the Kimmel Center
December 17th, 2013
at the American Philosophical Society
January 13th, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
January 22nd, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
February 4th, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
February 12th, 2014
at the American Philosophical Society
February 17th, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
February 19th, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
February 21st, 2014
at the American Philosophical Society
February 23rd, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
February 25th, 2014
at the Kimmel Center
March 11th, 2014