The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will be presenting a distinguished roster of internationally acclaimed ensembles for its virtual 2020-’21 season, including the Jupiter Quartet with pianist Michael Brown, Frisson Ensemble, Calidore String Quartet, Mccure String Quartet, and Neave Piano Trio. These recorded streaming concerts will be aired on the ACMS website and Youtube.
“The Board has two goals;” said ACMS President, Valerie Poullette Altman. “To bring our audience, the chamber music we all look forward to and to keep everyone, including the musicians, healthy. In addition we are dedicated to supporting the musicians who have lost a great deal of income this year because of Covid 19. To give you some insights as to what this has entailed, the musicians signed an addendum to their original contract with us which covers such things as the required quality of the videography and audio and also states that ACMS have exclusivity over the recorded performance of our chosen repertoire. They will record it only for our ACMS ‘ticket holders.’ Also we have consulted with technical/digital experts as to the airing of the recordings.”
For over six decades the ACMS has taken its place as a valued cultural resource in Asheville, bringing world-renowned chamber artists to the city. As one of the nation’s oldest continuous performing chamber music organizations, it has been recognized for its outstanding programs and for its unique educational component through a collaboration with the strings program of the Asheville Buncombe Schools and other cultural partners in the community, including the Asheville Young Musicians Club.
The ACMS Board has agreed to provide this season without a charge, but instead we urge people to donate. The suggested donation for an individual ticket is $40, or a season subscription is $175, and/or perhaps another amount of your choice. This will ensure that ACMS will be able to continue to bring you our outstanding chamber music series in the future.