Celebrating over a century of exceptional performance.
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 an established and well-respected presenter in the global community of performers and concert agencies. Presenting primarily string quartets, string quintets and piano trios, CMH also produces concerts, commissions new pieces of music and presents world premiere performances. The series is one of very few preferred recording venues across the country for CBC radio’s, “In Concert.”
Chamber Music Hamilton 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 affordable for a number of seasons, which now include free access to the whole Art Gallery of Hamilton as of noon on concert Sundays.
Our Main Venue
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. Ticket holders have the opportunity to talk with the performers, buy cd’s and have them signed, and enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks right at the concert.