Season Five was a resounding success! We have grown, critical acclaim is unwavering, membership is up as is public and private funding. We are so fortunate to have an audience as appreciative and supportive as we do. You have made it possible to present the greatest performers in the world.
I want to thank you for your past generosity. It is only through your tangible appreciation of the arts, combined with bountiful giving, that we are able to bring such talent to South Florida. We reach new audiences through numerous community outreach programs and throughout the year with our national broadcasts on American Public Media.
Ticket sales account for approximately 20 percent of our income, so we rely on the generosity of individuals like you. There are many ways to support the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. Please consider renewing your membership or joining our Society for the first time as a member at $1500 per person.
Your contribution not only supports the artists who perform in our various concert venues, it also makes it possible for those artists to visit schools where students of all ages are able to experience world-class artistry in familiar classroom settings.
We open Season Six with an artist whose reputation is growing rapidly. Soprano Julia Bullock is in great demand and will launch her own series of five concerts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We welcome back perennial favorites, many of whom have been awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant* pianist Orion Weiss*, violinist Paul Huang* - Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2017, and the Escher Quartet*. We are thrilled to once again present the universally praised Emerson Quartet and the Philadelphia Orchestra Brass.
New to our series are pianists Michael Brown* - Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2018, Gilles Vonsattel*, and Shai Wosner*. Rounding out our series are the debuts of the Sitkovetsky Trio and the Brown-Urioste-Cannelakis Trio.
We will inaugurate the Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium at The Norton Museum with three concerts beginning in February. Members will have first priority for the best seats.
Please join or renew your membership by June 30. Prices increase to $1750 per person on July 1. There are other ways to support as well. Underwriting concerts, sponsoring artists, sponsoring our educational and community outreach, and hosting artists in your home are just a few ways to become more involved.
Wishing you a wonderful summer and I look forward to welcoming you back next season!