Saturday, August 19, 2017

ABOUT US

Chamber Music Hamilton has, in various incarnations, been part of Hamilton's cultural fabric since the late nineteenth century. It has operated out of venues across the city, originally including McMaster University where as late as the nineteen seventies, CMH presented concerts in the modern health sciences complex. The series subsequently resided at the home and under care of Ezio and Helen Cappadocia. It then passed to Zdenek and Lida Konicek who presented out of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. When they returned to the Czech republic in 2005, the series came under care of Sabatino Vacca. Since 2009, CMH has been under care of performer, teacher and composer team, Michael and Abigail (Richardson-) Schulte, and presents the concerts downtown in the modern Pavilion of the Art Gallery of Hamilton; the heart of the city's arts scene. CMH is now an internationally reputed presenter of world class string quartets, quintets and trios with the special acclaim of commissioning new compositions and presenting premieres. Another new element to CMH is that of an annual ensemble performance by concert artists from Ontario. This concert varies from the others in performer numbers, themes and instrumentation.

CMH is grateful for support of the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Arts Council, the Incite Foundation, and to the many individual donors whose contributions help to make the ticket prices affordable. We have been able to keep ticket prices the same for a number of seasons, which now include free access to the whole Art Gallery of Hamilton as of noon on concert Sundays. The AGH is Ontario's third largest art gallery and has one of the finest collections of nearly 10 000 pieces. Further benefits include accessibility, abundant underground parking, free town hall and meter parking on concert Sundays, a snack bar in the foyer, and a cash bar in the concert space. Patrons have the opportunity of meeting the chamber groups over CD signings while enjoying a glass of wine after the concert.

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