Artist / Program Description:
Founded in 1986, The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) is a society of musicians and music devotees committed to building an internationally recognized chamber music institution in Chicago. CCM produces a critically and popularly acclaimed subscription series; an award-winning annual festival of contemporary chamber music ("Composer Perspectives"); a touring program that has taken artists throughout the United States and to Japan and Europe; an annual Family Concert event; and community service programs. CCM’s nationally distributed commercial recordings include works from the chamber music canon, as well as previously unrecorded compositions from contemporary composers.
The Chicago Chamber Musicians counts thirteen commissioned works in its repertoire, as well as two ASCAP-Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming. CCM’s artistic ensemble is made up of thirteen artists that represent piano, string, wind, and brass instruments. The Chicago String Quartet and the CCM BRASS are resident ensembles of The Chicago Chamber Musicians. When touring, the ensemble's performances are tailored to each venue and/or presenting organization. CCM performs an extensive chamber music repertoire for winds, strings, brass, and piano in all combinations. Programs include works by well-known traditional composers (Beethoven, Mozart, etc.), as well as works from the 20th and 21st centuries.