All Concerts held at:
Museum of Art Auditorium
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502

2017-2018 Program Selections

Five Sunday Afternoons plus a very special concert!

Our 77th Season!


PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise stated, all concerts in the series begin at 2:30 PM

8 October 2017

Christopher Costanza

Performing Six Suites for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach, BWV 1007–1012 (1720)

Presented in 2 parts with a reception during intermission

Part 1 (Suites 1, 2, 4) at 1:30 PM

Part 2 (Suites 3, 5, 6) at 4:30 PM

Please Note CHANGE OF VENUE for this concert ONLY:

The Radisson Hotel Ballroom, 200 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13502



Part 1 OR Part 2 ONLY: $25

BOTH Parts 1 and 2: $40

For information call 315-507-3597 or 315-794-9741
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22 October 2017

Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Sven-David Sandström (b. 1942): Four Pieces for Piano Trio (2012)
Beethoven:  Piano Trio in D Major Op. 70, No. 1 "The Ghost" (1809)
Tchaikovsky:  Piano Trio in a minor, Op. 50 (1881)

19 November 2017

American Chamber Players

C.P.E. Bach:  Trio Sonata in B-flat Major for flute, violin, and piano (and cello), H. 578 (1748)
Maurice Duruflé:  Prelude, Recitative, and Variations for flute, viola, and piano     (1928)
Gustav Mahler:  Piano Quartet in a minor (1876)
Beethoven:   Variations on "Là ci darem la mano," for flute, violin, and viola, WoO 28 (1797)
Gabriel Fauré:   Piano Quartet in c minor Op. 15 (1879)

Program Notes

28 January 2018

Parker String Quartet

Mendelssohn:  Quartet in e minor Op. 44, No. 2 (1837/1839)
Beethoven:  Quartet in B-flat Major Op. 130 (1825)


25 February 2018

Dover String Quartet

Mozart:  Quartet in d minor K. 421 (1783)
Arnold Schoenberg:  Quartet in D Major (1897)
Alexander Zemlinsky:  Quartet No. 2 Op. 15 (1913-1915)


6 May 2018


Maurice Ravel:  Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet (1914-1917/1970)
Bohuslav Martinů:  Nonet No. 2, H. 374 for strings and winds (1959)
Beethoven:  Septet in E-flat Major Op. 20 for strings and winds (1800)


Spektral Quartet

** Bonus Concert for Subscribers * Spektral Quartet * Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 PM **
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

This concert series is made possible with public funds from
the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

Please join us in this sparkling, gala season. Share with us this rare experience of a series by world class artists in the intimacy and comfort of the finest small concert hall in Utica. Name any of the world's best chamber music groups. Each of them has performed for the members and guests of the Chamber Music Society of Utica. This season is no exception. Please help us to continue this magnificent tradition. Tell your family and friends about us. Bring your children and your colleagues to our concerts. One to one contacts are the best advertising. We cannot exist without YOU. Subscribers to our series are invited to bring a guest to introduce them to our offerings. This ticket, for one performance, is free of charge.

For information call: 315-507-3597 or 315-794-9741

General admission per concert: $20.00, Student: $10.00 (Available at the door.)
Season Subscription: General, $80.00; Senior, $70.00; Student $35.00

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Many of these programs are rebroadcast on WCNY Classic FM.

Those interested in CMSU's series might also like to know about: Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music.

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