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OUR MISSION
Friends of Chamber Music brings music from diverse periods and cultures, performed by world-class musicians, to the Brazos Valley. Through concerts and outreach programs at area schools, we strive to enhance the cultural life of the community.

FRIENDS DIGITAL

Juho Pohjonen, piano

J. S. BACH: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

ON-DEMAND through November 28, 2020

FREE access with reservation

CONCERT & THE ENCORE!

Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen plays Bach and answers

FCM questions from his home in Helsinki.

FRIENDS DIGITAL

A Chanticleer Christmas

CONCERT & THE ENCORE!

PREMIERE Friday, December 04, 7:00 PM CT

ON-DEMAND through Sunday, December 06, 2020 

FREE access with reservation

2020-2021 25th Concert Season

Sat, Nov 14 - Sat, Nov 28, 2020

FRIENDS DIGITAL ONLINE

Juho Pohjonen, Finland

piano

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

“…one of the most intriguing and talented pianists to emerge from Finland”

Fri, Feb 12 - Fri, Feb 26, 2021 

FRIENDS DIGITAL ONLINE

The Ariel String Quartet

“…passionate, expressive approach to the established repertoire”

Friday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 6, 2020

FRIENDS DIGITAL ONLINE

Chanticleer vocal ensemble

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by The New Yorker and “America's a cappella pride and joy” by Classics Today

Tue, March 23 - Tue, April 6, 2021

FRIENDS DIGITAL ONLINE

Zlatomir Fung, cello

“…first U.S. cellist in over 30 years to win the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2019) and the youngest musician ever”

Fri, Jan 15 - Sun, Jan 17, 2021

FRIENDS DIGITAL ONLINE

The McGill-McHale Trio

flute, clarinet, piano

Three of the leading classical musicians of our day

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7 PM

A&M United Methodist Church

The Miro String Quartet

“…supreme artistic vision, collaborative intensity and emotional mastery”

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LISTENERS' REVIEWS

Friends of Chamber Music has received messages from our patrons and friends who watched Juho Pohjonen's concert and interview from Finland and Russia; from North Carolina, New York, and Washington state; from the Hill Country and from Dallas!

“This is wonderful! Mr. Pohjolen is an excellent pianist. Since he is not using the damper pedal much, the textures are very clear and easy to follow. I tuned in for the premiere on Saturday and am listening to it again, which, of course, is possible in this online format.

Something that might make you laugh: I have a cat who, apparently, likes piano music. Whenever I try to play my spinet at home, she jumps onto the keyboard and "plays" tone clusters. Anyway, she listened to the whole concert on my lap on Saturday, and again now.

Thanks to you, Mr. Pohjolen, and the Friends of Chamber Music for bringing this concert, and the interview with Andreas and Brett. Truly a treat!”

--Felicia Piscitelli

“The concert was superb and the after talk (“Encore”) was engaging and enlightening.

We’ve thought occasionally during these challenging times that there are a few benefits we get from the virtual world we live in.  In this case, for example, if the concert had been in First Pres it would no doubt have been wonderful, but we would not likely have been able to attend and there wouldn’t have been the extensive discussion you, Andreas, and Brett were able to have with the performer.

Well done!”

--Linda and Paul Parrish

"The concert was spectacular... the informality of the setting fit our current worldwide situation...the playing was fluid...time passed so quickly, which was amazing given the length of the piece...it was a joy to take time away from the here and now to be transported for over an hour to a place of wonder and listening/viewing pleasure. Thank you so much for enabling this concert to be available."

--Peter Witt

“Thanks for all your work [...]. We are enjoying the concert now.” 
--Jan and Bill Johnson
 

“Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for the brilliant […] Variations last night. Juho is as much a videographer and designer as he is a pianist . . .brilliant all round. The discussion afterwards was delightful, good conversation at its best. Of course, we all miss the reality of personal contact, but you created the next best thing and a truly inspiring experience.”

--Valerie and David Woodcock

 

“The concert was wonderful!”

--Judy Hart

 

“Thank you for your vision and great dedication that resulted in a wonderfully satisfying Friends of Chamber Music concert [...] of J. S. Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations followed by a scintillating discussion with the outstanding young pianist.

The combination of online concert and following discussion with access over two weeks should attract a large following for the remaining concerts of the 25th season. 

Congratulations on a stellar first concert!”

--William Rogers

“Juho was amazing! And I also enjoyed your […] conversation with him. You are doing such a great and important job for our town!”

--Mila Mogilevsky

“Congratulations on the wonderful concert.  It was so well done!  What a delight to watch!  Juho was amazingly relaxed!  The Encore had a fun quality that was reminiscent of the post-concert conversations found at our receptions!  I am looking forward to all of FCM’s online concerts.”

--Jane Stowell

“It's beautiful! Bravi tutti everyone at FCM.

[…] You all ought to be very proud. These are such strange times to be a concert presenter, and I think this is a beautiful way to keep the music alive.”

--Gregory Brown

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC EVENTS

To maintain the health and safety of musicians, concert-goers, patrons, staff, and students, Friends of Chamber Music will not hold live concerts or other live events until further notice. Concerts, interviews with guest artists and also, educational outreach programs have been transformed into FRIENDS DIGITAL, an online initiative that continues bringing world-class musicians to the Brazos Valley and beyond. 

 

Questions? info@fcmtx.org 

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These programs made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of the Brazos valley and the Plass Foundation.

Mailing Address: 

Friends of Chamber Music,

PO Box 4648, Bryan, TX 77805-4648

Email:  info@fcmtx.org

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