Exhibition - Chamber Music Society at 50

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Plaza Corridor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum

(917) 275-6975



Event Dates

Oct 03, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

Oct 17, 2019

Oct 24, 2019

Oct 31, 2019

Nov 07, 2019

Nov 14, 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Nov 28, 2019

Dec 05, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Dec 19, 2019

Dec 26, 2019

Jan 02, 2020

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 16, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

Jan 30, 2020

Feb 06, 2020

Feb 13, 2020

Feb 20, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

Mar 05, 2020


Library opens daily at 10:30am

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was launched a decade after the creation of Lincoln Center, on September 11, 1969, which happened to be on the birthday of the Chair of CMS’s board: Alice Tully. With its creation, the art of chamber music took its rightful place among orchestral music, opera, theater, dance, education, and the literary arts on the Lincoln Center campus. Composed initially of a distinguished roster of expert chamber artists, augmented by numerous guests from around the world, the Chamber Music Society quickly reached the highest level of critical acclaim and public popularity. While chamber music had been performed for years in other New York City venues, Lincoln Center’s new constituent institutionalized chamber music in a concert hall all its own, and embraced a long-term mission to ensure the wide-spread vitality of the art form. Since then, CMS has grown and thrived, and is now the largest global chamber music organization. More than 130 world-renowned musicians from 19 countries perform with CMS every season in New York and tour across four continents, presenting a comprehensive array of chamber music covering some 400 years, from the Baroque era to today. In addition, its wide variety of education programs and media activity reach an annually growing audience of enthusiastic listeners. This exhibition highlights the rich and diverse work of the organization.