Now in our
the Chamber Music Society of Utica has
since its inception
aimed to bring to our stage the very best
in the field of
CMSU selects and produces an annual series of concerts with national and international ensembles of note. The Society also prides itself on introducing promising upcoming groups, a remarkable number of which go
on to their own stellar careers.
We are among this country’s oldest presenting-organizations for chamber music, surviving thanks to the enthusiasm of our patrons - who have come to feel like a community, attending concerts year after year, introducing friends and family to the series, and providing support of a most concrete sort with their generous contributions.
Chamber music, with its limited number of musicians responding directly to each other in the intimacy of a small performance hall, creates a unique and highly-valued connection between performers and audience. This relationship is further enhanced at the receptions following our opening and closing concerts of the season where performers and audience members meet and mingle.
For close to 80 years, CMSU has relied on the unstinting volunteer labor of its Board of Trustees to run every aspect of the organization, without paid staff or office space. The current Board of Trustees consists of:
Susanna Watling, President
Bob Verkuyl, Treasurer
Rand Carter, Recording Secretary
Natalie Combar, Suzanne Costanza, Patricia Durante, Betty Lou Frye,
David Goldenson, Joan Gorton, Timothy Gorton, Anita Humer, Rona Lucas,
Donna Maltzan, Jane McDermid, Jan Moore, Linda Slavin, Helen Storm,
Marietta von Bernuth, Heidi von Bergen, JoElyn Wakefield-Wright,
Laurence Zoeckler, Raymond Zoeckler
75 Years of History
A history was composed in 2016 to celebrate the first 75 years of the Chamber Music Society of Utica. Please click the link below to view the full history.