The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock presents world-class artists who enrich cultural life in Arkansas by performing great works of chamber music and providing intensive educational and collaborative experiences for young musicians. Through its performance and education activities, the society offers audiences unique chamber music experiences, presenting annual series of four concerts and educational events.
Our programs are designed to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. Performances of repertoire span three centuries and numerous premieres by living composers. Our audiences experience first-class performances by internationally recognized musicians, including the Guarneri Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Chestnut Brass, Rachel Barton Pine, and the Parker String Quartet.
The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock continues today in the spirit of its founders. In 1953, a group of friends began meeting in one another’s homes to enrich the cultural life of Little Rock with a new form of classical music. Since then, their concerts have moved to the John Brown Student Union Building on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Parish Hall of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, and most recently to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas School of the Blind and Christ Episcopal Church.
Over the Chamber Music Society's 65-year long history, thousands of children and adults have attended the education programs of the society. School-based programs and special event concerts provide enriching educational experiences for the Central Arkansas students.