The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia was formed in 2004 to explore new ways to program and present the chamber music art form.
Our initial project in 2005 was to form a chamber music festival called the “Richmond Festival of Music.” In that first festival we presented four concerts with a variety of chamber music including a concert performance of Henry Purcell’s opera “Dido and Aeneas.”
Since then, we have continued to add concerts in the fall and winter months, including the popular “Winter Baroque” series. We now present an average of ten concerts per season, of which a substantial portion is free to the public.
Integral to our programming are the different thematic ideas we choose for each season. In the past we have presented:
- 3 Centuries of American Music (2008)
- The 18th Century Returns to Richmond (2009)
- French Fall (2010)
- White Nights: Chamber Music from Russia and Scandinavia (2011)
- Water Music: Chamber Music for the River City (2012)
- Revolutionary and Banned: Chamber Music that Made History and Challenged Authority (2013)