Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS)

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PCMS presents an annual season of 60 concerts by world-renowned artists—all for just $24 per ticket or less—and 50 education programs to train and inspire young people. We serve audiences also through high quality service, community partnerships and a welcoming concert environment.

"The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society has taken the lead as the city's constant reminder that it's all about artists and repertoire. In fact, without a single concession, the scale and quality of the series is unlike anything else in the country." The Philadelphia Inquirer (2014)

Opening Doors to Great Music

PCMS was created so leading international artists would share their talents each season in Philadelphia, and be enjoyed by all audiences. Our roster features eminent string quartets, master pianists, great string recitalists, art song, woodwind artists, early music, new music, guitarists and special programming.

Founded by Anthony Checchia in 1986, PCMS has presented more than 1,200 concerts, including 60 commissions and world-premieres. A Resident Company of the Kimmel Center, we hold concerts at the Perelman Theater, and in collaboration with the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia Museum of Art and other cultural institutions.

A Commitment to Sound Management

PCMS is committed to sound, cost-effective management. We present our season of more than 100 concerts and educational programs on a total budget of $1.5 million, and with a staff of just eight. Our success results from the exceptional musicians who perform for us, our caring and involved audience, a devoted staff and Board, and the generous annual support of friends who share our artistic and community goals.