|62 years of presenting you with the
world's best performers of classical and
contemporary classical music.
Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts has been presenting artists of the highest caliber for more than six decades. Its origins were in private concerts given during the early 1930s at the Benefit Street mansion of John Nicholas Brown and his wife, Anne. By the 1960s, their concerts were open to the public and presented at the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium. In recent decades, they have been at Brown University and now the historic and acoustically stunning First Unitarian Church.
The musicans we bring to you are simply the best in the world. Last season we heard the sensational Ebène String Quartet, from Paris, only days before their sold-out Carnegie Hall concert. Over the years we have presented many of the greatest international ensembles of our time, such as the Emerson, Juilliard, Kronos, Guarneri, Budapest, Tokyo, Takács, Smetana, Paganini, Shanghai, Miro, and Pacifica String Quartets. Pianists Yefim Bronfman, Menahem Pressler and Marc-André Hamelin have performed on our stage. We've presented smaller groups like the Beaux Arts Trio and David Finckel-Wu Han Duo, and larger ensembles like the famed Czech Nonet from Prague. Superstars from abroad (London's Belcea Quartet, Leipzig String Quartet, and
We take pride in discovering cutting edge groups at the beginning of their careers, often after they have won international competitions. The Archive section of our website documents this incredible history.