Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

  • Photo of the Kenari Quartet
  • Photo of the Aizuna-Quartet
  • Photo of the Miró Quartet
  • photo of the St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Photo of Escher String Quartet
  • Photo of Sonnambula

SAVE when you purchase EARLY BIRD subscription or tickets by September 15

SAVE 20% off individual ticket rates of $25 / $15 students with an EARLY BIRD subscription, or 10% off individual ticket prices if you want only certain concerts (we are selling tickets to specific concerts this year). Hurry, that discount ends SEPTEMBER 15, 2019. Download and mail in this order form. For more information, call 518-833-1874. Additional information on each concert, including programs, will be updated here soon.

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Subscribe and save

An EARLY BIRD subscription ordered before September 15 saves you 20% off the cost of individual tickets. Or, you can order individual tickets to the concerts of your choice at a 10% discount during the same EARLY BIRD period. (Note a big change this year:  In order to start offering online ticket sales — and please stay tuned, for that’s still a work in progress —  we will now be ticketing for specific concerts, rather than offering generic tickets that can be used at any concert.)

Support us and join the family

Ticket prices cover less than 40% of our costs. Your additional donation or equivalent contribution earns you not only our gratitude, but an invitation to the reception for the musicians that follows each concert.

Interested in helping out at concerts or behind the scenes, perhaps even joining our board? Contact us or speak to any member of the board about ways you can help.

Okay, but how do I do this, exactly?

To subscribe and/or donate, please print out the form below and mail it to the address listed, or bring it to the first concert. We also typically have tickets available at the door, and we can accept credit cards there. (If you join our mailing list, we will also email you and snail mail you this information each year, and send you additional information  before each concert.) Remember, to get EARLY BIRD pricing, make sure your order form is postmarked by September 15, 2019.

2019-2020 Subscription/Donation Form

About Us

Founded in 1949 by composer and educator Martha Beck Carragan, Friends of Chamber Music of Troy, New York aims to expand the audience for a full range of chamber music — both the known and the new — played by world-class musicians and ensembles, many of whom we are introducing to the Capital Region for the first time.

We present a series of five concerts each year, building on our tradition of showcasing excellent musicians and exceptional programming at prices that allow a diverse audience to experience this beautiful music.

In 2018, Friends of Chamber Music became a regular stop on the triennial Banff International String Quartet Winner’s Tour.

Chamber music, or music in which only one instrument plays each line, is often called the music closest to the composer’s heart, because it is written to be played and heard by confidants, friends and peers. Although the string quartet is the most familiar form, our ensembles have included many combinations of strings, winds, and even voice.

Kiggins Auditorium in Slocum Hall at the gorgeous Emma Willard School in Troy is both an intimate and acoustically superb setting. There is free parking on site, and handicapped access is available.

More detail on parking

Most parking is available at the large lot on the right after you turn in at the main entrance on Pawling, bear right, and drive past a few buildings that will be on your left. If you’re early, there are sometimes also a few spots in the circle (stay straight) or immediately across from Slocum Hall. (All lots have handicapped spots.) The concert entrance to Slocum Hall (the door with handicapped access) faces the interior courtyard. You do not need to check in with security if you’re just attending the concert.

Click here for a printer-friendly map of the campus.

 

 

Contact / Visit

Contact us

See the bottom of our site for our mailing address, phone number, and location. Scroll a little further down for directions. You can also email us via this form. Your message will go to Cheryl Ackner, our administrative assistant at the Emma Willard School.

 

Visit

All concerts are held in beautiful Kiggins Auditorium in Slocum Hall on the grounds of the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. Enter at the main entrance (Massry entrance) at Pawling Avenue.

Most parking is available at the large lot on the right after you turn in at the main entrance on Pawling, bear right, and drive past a few buildings that will be on your left. If you’re early, there are sometimes also a few spots in the circle (stay straight) or immediately across from Slocum Hall. (All lots have handicapped spots.) The concert entrance to Slocum Hall (the door with handicapped access) faces the interior courtyard. You do not need to check in with security if you’re just attending the concert.

Click here for a printer-friendly map of the campus.