If classical music in an intimate setting is your ideal, you won’t find a presenting organization with as many high-quality performances as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Created by Anthony Checcia in 1986, the Society hosts more than 60 recitals and chamber music concerts per year, featuring Philadelphia-based musicians and internationally renown artists like violinist Midori, pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Emanuel Ax, and the Juilliard Quartet, to name a few. With 13 subscription series to choose from—ranging from vocal music to string quartets to piano recitals—and ticket prices never exceeding $23 the PCMS strives to make world-class concerts accessible to Philadelphia area concertgoers at venues throughout the city.
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Over 60 per season
- Ticket Prices: Most shows are $24; “Concert of the Community” series are $18
- Subscriptions: There are 13 subscription options ranging from $48–$228. Some options include the Full Concert Series, Flex Series, Sunday Afternoon Series, and the Unlimited Card program which offers patrons under 35 a full season subscription for one flat fee ($30 for students, $60 for young professionals).
- Support: All supporters are listed in the Annual Program Book, and levels range from Friend ($150) to Sustainer ($5,000).