The New York Chamber Music Festival is held each September at Symphony Space, on upper Broadway, just before the start of the formal concert season. Some of the world's most prominent musicians, such as legendary singers Thomas Hampson and Samuel Ramey, world's #1 double bassist Gary Karr, and one of the greatest violinists ever: Ruggiero Ricci, are members of the Advisory Board, and the legendary cellist Janos Starker is vice president of the Festival. The Festival's core players are members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra plus soloists like soprano Carole Farley, pianist Pascal Rogé, cellist Christine Walevska, and violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
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About the Festival
The New York Chamber Music Festival was founded to celebrate chamber music, to recognize and support exciting new and established artists, to present premieres and special live appearances, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of chamber music among a broad and diverse audience. The Festival is dedicated to promoting the power of chamber music to build bridges between American audiences and diverse cultures. In addition to its concert program, the New York Chamber Music Festival also offers a number of master classes conducted by some of the world's finest musicians. Link to the Original