Phoenix Chamber Music Society celebrates 56th season

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A staple of the Phoenix arts community, the Phoenix Chamber Music Society has consistently attracted world-class chamber music ensembles to sold-out audiences across the Valley since 1961.

This year is no exception, featuring fifteen performances by some of the most talented chamber music artists in the world.

The 2015-16 seven-concert subscription series at Camelback Bible Church features tour de force performances by renowned national and international chamber music artists such as The Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Ying Quartet, David Finkel and Wu Han, The Dover Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, Musicians from Marlboro and more, according to a press release.

In addition, this season brings the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s 7th Winter Festival, comprised of eight ancillary concerts which honor chamber music’s tradition of intimacy and accessibility by taking place in unique and personal venues across the Valley, including the Phoenix Art Museum’s Whiteman Hall, Desert Botanical Garden, ASU’s Kerr Cultural Center, Taliesin West, and private homes, according to the release.

The Winter Festival is led by celebrated clarinetist and Artistic Director David Shifrin, and features a variety of performances, from beloved works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, to more rare works by contemporary composers, according to the release.

“The intense passion ¬†and intimacy of chamber music played by the most renowned musicians in the world draws people of all ages and walks of life to the Phoenix Chamber Music Society concerts.” stated Executive Director Janet Green, in the release. “Starting from just under $30 a concert with a subscription series, or $40 a concert for an individual ticket, you can enjoy some of the best musicians on the planet performing some of the most deeply moving and beautiful music you can imagine.”

In addition to the unparalleled musical talent the society provides, The Phoenix Chamber Music Society has a deep connection and commitment to music education in the community, according to the release.

As many schools have cut or even eliminated their music education programs, each year the society enables the world-class musicians who perform with them to dedicate their time and talents to provide master classes, performances, Q&A sessions and individual feedback to local students at Arizona State University and at schools across the Valley, according to the release.

“The teaching artists sponsored by The Phoenix Chamber Music Society have enthralled, captivated, and inspired our students at Arizona School for the Arts to reach for new levels of musicianship and artistry. We are so thrilled that our partnership will be continuing in the 2015-16 season, and we are particularly looking forward to the masterclass with the incomparable Wu Ha,” stated Maria Simiz, Arizona School for the Arts low-strings instructor, in the release.

More than six guest artists and ensembles are scheduled to assist in these efforts during the 2015-16 season, according to the release. The society continues to increase its music education efforts year after year, and this season brings the addition of services to after school programs for youth from economically disadvantaged families, such as Rosie’s House in Central Phoenix, according to the release. All Phoenix Chamber Music Society education initiatives are funded entirely by donations, according to the release.

Phoenix Chamber Music Society tickets are now on sale. Subscription packages are $250 and include seven concerts in the subscription series, plus one bonus concert from the Winter Festival, according to the release.

Individual tickets to subscription series performances can be purchased at for $40 each, and tickets to the Winter Festival start at $40, according to the release. Student tickets are $10 at the door with proof of a current student I.D. Tickets can be purchased online at PhoenixChamberMusicSociety.org, by calling 602-252-0095, or at the box office on concert nights.

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