On October 18 at the Mill Valley Community Center, the non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1973 to present exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices is set to be honored with the Vera Schultz Award at the annual Milley Awards ceremony. In addition to its concert series, the organization introduces classical music to children through outreach programs presented in Marin County schools.
One week earlier, the Chamber Music Society kicks off its 42nd season with the internationally acclaimed Cypress Quartet, a group that has recorded more than 15 albums and had its music featured in the original Netflix series House of Cards. The group has been praised for its “artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion,” (Gramophone) and “tender, deeply expressive” interpretations (The New York Times). The Oct. 11 "Cypress Quartet & Friends" program includes Brahms: Sextet No. 1 in Bb, Op. 18; Glazunov: Noveletten; and Schoenberg: “Verklaerte Nacht.”
The Chamber Music Society's 2015-16 concert series also features:
Mill Valley Chamber Music Society 2015–16 Season:
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
Cypress Quartet & Friends
Featuring Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; Jennifer Kloetzel, cello with James Dunham, viola and Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
Jasper String Quartet
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
Nicolas Altsaedt, violoncello and Alexander Lonquich, piano
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Marin Music Chest Young Artists' Concert
The 411: Mill Valley Chamber Music Society concerts are at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church at 410 Sycamore Avenue. Single tickets are $18 for youth and full-time students and $35 general. Season subscriptions options include $120 per person for all five concerts or a mini-subscription for $90 for three concerts. All subscribers receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert in May 2016. More info and buy tickets.