TC Chamber Music to open National Chamber Music Month ☆

| April 23, 2012

The TC Program in Music and Music Education will spotlight TC Chamber Music as part of the national chamber music celebration.

New York, NY (April 23, 2012) TC Chamber Music will join thousands of musicians and hundreds of concert presenters across the country this May in celebrating National Chamber Music Month.

Teachers College’s presentation of “Chamber Music from Bach to Björk” is part of a nationwide initiative to raise public awareness of the many styles of small ensemble music performed and presented today. The month-long series of performances, residencies, pre- and post-concert discussions, and other chamber music events will showcase ensemble music of all styles, including early, classical, jazz, and world music.

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national service organization for ensemble music professionals and the organizer of National Chamber Music Month, has invited its membership of more than 6,000 music professionals to participate in this first-time-ever endeavor.

The performance will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in TC’s Milbank Chapel and include works by J. S. Bach, Björk, Leonard Cohen, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Scott Joplin, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, José Silvestre White.

Chamber Music America defines chamber music as works for small ensembles of 2–10 members, playing one to a part and generally performing without a conductor.

“Chamber music is a vibrant and diverse field,” said Margaret M. Lioi, CEO of Chamber Music America. “It includes contemporary music, jazz, world music, European classical, and styles that draw from all of these.  National Chamber Music Month will showcase the richness of chamber music through performances in urban and rural areas across the country, and we are thrilled that so many presenters and ensembles are participating.”

Admission if FREE.

For information on other performances taking place across the country during National Chamber Music Month, visit www.chamber-music.org.