Chamber Music by the Bay , San Francisco Bay Area’s new chamber music performance and education series, brings classical chamber music performances and educational programs into communities with equal focus on performance and dialogue by working with select public schools and communities throughout the South Bay. CMB aims to foster musical, creative, and honest dialogue between young professional musicians and public high school music students through chamber music performances and educational programs in Bay Area communities.  Founded by professional musicians and alumni of Bay Area music programs, CMB launches its inaugural season  from May 26 – June 3, 2012.

Why chamber music?

As young professional musicians, Chamber Music by the Bay’s teaching artists believe that many of life’s most important lessons are learned through experiencing chamber music, including elements of teamwork, communication, expression, artistry, and creative thinking. By sharing chamber music and engaging in dialogue with students, CMB seeks to increase students’ and communities’ exposure to, and interest in the chamber music medium. Playing music isn’t just a class or a credit at school– it is a means of communicating and making a difference in the world.  In a region as technology-savvy as the San Francisco Bay Area, with a high density of innovative citizens that economist Richard Florida has dubbed “the creative class,” CMB believes that elements of chamber music performances jive with aspects of creative communication—including but not limited to team playing, outside-of-the-box thinking, artistic expression, and lifelong learning.

2012 Teaching Artists:

Alex Shiozaki, violin | Zenas Hsu, violin

Jessica T. Chang, viola | Tobin Low, cello

Join us for our inaugural season!