Chamber Music Now

Introducing Chamber Music Now

The Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to offer multiple free streaming options in our new program, Chamber Music Now.

Chamber Conversations with Bill Everett—This dynamic, 30-minute program will delve into the history of chamber music with video excerpts from world-class chamber musicians.  From featured composers, including Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, to transporting the viewer to Vienna in 1900, this program is sure to delight any chamber music aficionado. New episodes premiering monthly.

Listen & Learn with Lacie & Tom—This fresh, new video series is perfect for young musicians and non-musician enthusiasts. Tom and Lacie will teach audiences what to listen for in classical music, focusing on our Backstage Pass performances, with interviews, insights on the works presented, and more.  This program will premiere on Facebook Live, giving audiences the chance to ask questions and interact with our hosts. New episodes premiering monthly.

Backstage Pass—We will be bringing some of our favorite artists to our virtual stage, featuring old friends, fan favorites, and some fresh faces who will be appearing on future seasons.  New episodes premiering monthly.

Chamber Conversations with Dr. William Everett

Join Dr. William Everett as he discusses The String Quartets of Haydn. Although he did not invent the genre, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was extraordinarily significant in moving the combination of two violins, viola, and cello from an ensemble associated with background music for various occasions to a concert hall repertory. In this episode, we’ll explore Haydn’s works for string quartet, looking at how he paid homage to the past in his earlier works through fugal finales, his codification of a four-movement design befitting the genre’s increasingly serious reputation, and how he envisioned his later works to take full advantage of the acoustical properties of newly emerging concert halls. Featuring music performed by the Parker Quartet, the Kodaly Quartet, and the Ariel Quartet.

Backstage Pass

An Evening with Eckart

Available February 25-March 10

We are pleased to welcome duo Runge&Ammon as they discuss the origin of their 25-year partnership, the stories behind their genre defying concerts, and even their music-making during the Pandemic. Hosted by Lacie Eades, this 60-minute program features unforgettable music and insights and includes a performance created exclusively for the Friends.

PIAZOLLA Le Grand Tango
DALE Miserlou
HENDRIX Purple Haze
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata Op. 102, No. 2, Mvt. 1


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Coming Soon

Listen & Learn with Lacie & Tom

Episode 3: Virtuoso Violins

Available March 11-17

Join Lacie & Tom for an evening of Virtuoso Violins, featuring a performance by members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Front Row Program. Performing works by Telemann Strauss, and Fauré, this promises to be a program that tugs at your heart strings!