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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Please Note:  This series is available for one broadcast thru September 30, 2014.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is proud to announce details of its 2013-2014 radio series season. The 52 one-hour programs, hosted by Elliott Forrest, feature live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world.  Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel, and the performers. 

Among the many distinguished musicians featured in the Chamber Music Society's 2013-2014 Radio Series season are:  pianists Emmanuel Ax, Wu Han, Alessio Bax, Inon Barnatan, Juho Pohjonen, Anne-Marie McDermott, Gilbert Kalish, and Jeremy Denk; violinists Benjamin Beilman, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Erin Keefe, Cho-Liang Lin, and Arnaud Sussmann; violists Paul Neubauer and Richard O'Neill; cellists David Finckel, Alisa Weilerstein, Nicholas Canellakis, Gary Hoffman, and Fred Sherry; bassoonist Peter Kolkay; oboists Stephen Taylor and James Austin Smith; flutists Carol Wincenc and Tara Helen O'Connor; vocalists Thomas Hampson; Paul Groves, and Sasha Cooke; the Jerusalem String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, the Orion String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet, and the Miró Quartet, to name a few. 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world.  Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.

CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages.  Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.
The performing artists of CMS, a multi-generational selection of expert chamber musicians, constitute an evolving repertory company capable of presenting chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period (see Artists of the Society and Guests).  Its annual activities include a full season of concerts and events, national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, a radio show broadcast internationally, and regular appearances on American Public Media's Performance Today.  In 2004, CMS appointed cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han artistic directors.  They succeed founding director Charles Wadsworth (1969-89), Fred Sherry (1989-93), and David Shifrin (1993-2004).  More information is available at www.ChamberMusicSociety.org

Broadcast Rights:
One broadcast per program thru September 30, 2014.

This 52-week, one-hour series of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is available free of charge to all affiliate stations thru September 30, 2014.   For more information, please contact Tony Macaluso at (773) 279-2114, email: tmacaluso@wfmt.com or Estlin Usher, (773) 279-2112, email: eusher@wfmt.com.

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