Join us for

Chamber Music Weekend

an intensive music-making experience

June 12-15, 2024

A group playing a piano sextet

CMW participants performing  Shotakovich’s Piano Quintet, op 57

About Chamber Music Weekend

Find delight and fulfillment in playing with others in small ensembles, from duos to octets.

For four days we share the rare experience of recreational music-making, exploring the works of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms and many others. Come and revel in the joy of creating great music in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Chamber Music Weekend was founded in 1998 by a family of musicians, both amateur and professional, who love to play together. We have chosen to share that joy by inviting others to join us and play great music with us.

Each year, we welcome new and returning friends, both experienced chamber musicians, and adults who would like to gain chamber music experience. Together we share in the reading of a wide range of chamber music literature.

family piano quartet
  •  CMW is open to violinists, violists and cellists. String bass players, pianists and wind players are included by invitation only.
  •  Experienced string players 18 and older, proficient in reading and in technical skills, are highly encouraged to attend.
  •  Amateur string players are invited both to read alongside more advanced players, and to exercise their reading skills with easier repertoire.

We love to support musical families: younger musicians who are part of a participant’s family are welcome, but will read alongside adult musicians. For our educational program for youth, see “At First Sight”.

Individual pre-college youth are encouraged to attend “At First Sight”. If recreational reading is what you are looking for, please contact us directly about CMW admittance. Any pre-college musician may be accepted on the recommendation of a CMW alumnus.

Chamber Music Weekend Includes . . . .

piano quartet

‘Sonata da Camera a tré’ by Vivaldi, played by CMW participants.

  • Assigned and varied chamber group sessions–trios, quartets, quintets, etc.
  • An extensive chamber music library
  • Chamber orchestra
  • Host and participant concerts
  • Friendship meals and receptions
  • Time for “freelance” playing