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About Chamber Music

Chamber music is an intimate musical form involving a small number of performers. It is ‘music among friends’. Today you can find chamber music performances in concert halls, churches, living rooms and even in subway stations or your corner bar. Although chamber music is an 18th century construct, it is now very much a 21st century musical form.

Our Mission

The mission of the Charleston Chamber Music Society is to enable the people of this community to enjoy some of the world’s finest chamber music ensembles in a series of concerts every year.

2014-15 Season Line Up!

Sat. Jun 212014 Show: 7:00 pm
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Attacca String Quartet

Our 73rd season opens during FestivALL ’14 with this first prize winner from the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Festival. Concert made possible by the family of Dr. Kenneth Williamson and dedicated to his memory. read more

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Sat. Sep 272014 Show: 7:00 pm
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Carpe Diem String Quartet

For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive the prestigious PNC Foundation’s ArtsAlive Awards. “This was music making at its finest.” - Delaware Gazette read more

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Sun. Nov 162014 Show: 2:00 pm
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Red Priest

Back by popular demand for its third visit to the Kanawha Valley, RED PRIEST continues to amaze audiences everywhere.Says the Washington Post: “ An electrified audience shouted and cheered”. “Like no other early music instrumental ensemble you have ever heard…” says the London DAILY TELEGRAPH. read more

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Sat. Mar 72015 Show: 7:00 pm
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Garth Newel Piano Quartet

Another favorite returns to the Charleston area. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, they are one of the premiere and most active chamber music organizations in the United States. The concert is sponsored, in part, by Dr. Tom Potterfield, in memory of his wife Ann. read more

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Sat. Apr 252015 Show: 7:00 pm
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Gerald Lee, Piano

Back by popular demand, Dr. Gerald Lee is Associate Professor of Piano at West Liberty University (WV), where he was named winner of the 2007-08 Excellence in Professional Activity Award. His artistry will speak for itself. read more

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Sat. Jun 202015 Show: 7:00 pm
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Ensemble Radieuse

Our 73rd season ends during FestivALL’15 with this electrifying piano, clarinet, oboe ensemble. Concert Pianist Melanie Foster Taylor, a Charleston native & resident, brings extra excitement to the group. read more

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