Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Takács Quartet
"A cultural gem rooted in quality." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Each season, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents a rich variety of leading international concert artists, and makes great music broadly available through low ticket prices and education programs. One of the largest most accessible forums in the U.S., and a Resident Company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, PCMS presents world-acclaimed chamber music ensembles; piano, string and woodwind recitalists; singers; jazz greats; guitarists; and more.

PCMS was founded by Anthony Checchia in 1986, to enhance the cultural life of this region, build enthusiasm for classical music, and provide artistic opportunities and exposure to gifted performing musicians and composers. Each season includes masterworks of the repertoire, rarely-heard works of special interest, and new music by living composers. Since its founding, PCMS has presented some 765 concerts by 400 ensembles and recitalists, and has commissioned more than 35 new works.

For a complete schedule and low-priced subscriptions, call 215-569-8080, or visit the PCMS Web site at