2021-22 Season

Friends of Chamber Music is proud to announce its long-awaited 2021-22 season of extraordinary artists.  With the return of live concerts, the safety of our community remains paramount.  The season is a bit shorter than usual and our plan is to open the hall at a reduced capacity for the first three concerts of the season.  We will comply with the most current Covid19 guidelines and protocols and will communicate those in a timely fashion as we near the opening date of the season on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. 

Subscription packages will go on sale at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 4. Subscription sales will be limited to current subscribers through August 18, and then will open to new subscribers based on available capacity.  New this year, all subscriptions will be handled by the the Newman Center Box Office, and packages can be purchased online (click here) or through the mail (previous subscribers were mailed a package this week).  Due to reduced seating capacity within the hall, subscriptions are limited, so order today!


Next Season



Ensemble Faucheux – Free Virtual Performance

Community Events // August 13, 2021

Recorded in late 2020 against the backdrop of uncertainty, unrest, and introspection, Ensemble Faucheux put together a program spanning 400 years that meets our moment and expresses the power of music to lift, heal, and transform.

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Grande Orquesta Navarre – Free Virtual Performance

Community Events // August 20, 2021

This special performance was recorded for FCM audiences at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Program is available to stream for free through October 31.

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Hub New Music: Free Virtual Performance

Community Events // September 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

In this free, virtual performance, Hub New Music premieres “New Addresses” by Christopher Cerrone, commissioned by Friends of Chamber Music.
“go, listen, and be changed” – the Boston Globe

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Arnaud Sussmann, violin and Anna Polonsky, piano

Chamber Series // October 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

After the unfortunate cancellation of their concert in 2020, we welcome violinist Arnaud Sussmann with pianist Anna Polonsky.

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Music in the Galleries: Patterson Sutton Duo

Community Events // October 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music as you wander the Clyfford Still galleries with performances by The Patterson/Sutton Duo at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The performances are included with museum admission.

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Music in the Galleries: Noor Quartet

Community Events // November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music as you wander the Clyfford Still galleries with performances by The Noor Quartet at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The performances are included with Museum admission.

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Harlem Quartet and Michael Brown, piano

Chamber Series // December 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

From performing at the White House for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, to a successful tour of South Africa, the musically versatile quartet has collaborated with diverse musicians including Itzhak Perlman, Jeremy Denk, and Chick Corea.

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Inon Barnatan, piano and the Viano String Quartet

Chamber Series // February 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Inon Barnatan, performing with the Viano String Quartet, will present The Time Traveler’s Suite, a program designed by Barnatan himself.

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Chamber Series // March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Described as “one in a million . . . several million” by The Independent

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Quatuor Ébène

Chamber Series // April 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The exciting Quatuor Ébène will make their first appearance with Friends of Chamber Music, performing Brahms, Mozart, and Shostakovich.

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