The Chicago Chamber Musicians
Founded in 1986, the Grammy-nominated Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) enjoys an outstanding reputation for artistic excellence and strong commitment to community service. One of the "indispensables of classical music in Chicago" (The Chicago Tribune) and named 2007 Chamber Ensemble of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras - CCM's ensemble of 13 world-class artists, including resident group CCM BRASS, has toured extensively, has commissioned 17 works from today’s leading composers, and has recorded on the Naxos, Summit, Cedille and Albany labels. CCM reaches more than 300,000 annually through its 65 live performances and radio broadcasts in Chicago and more than 5 million through its nationally syndicated radio series on the WFMT Radio Network. In addition to its 12-concert subscription series, contemporary music series Composer Perspectives, architectural series Sounds and Spaces, and annual Family Concerts, CCM offers a wide range of community initiatives including: music residencies in Chicago public schools; the Chamber Music Professional Development program to mentor young professional chamber ensembles; and the FREE First Monday concerts at theChicagoCulturalCenter. CCM has received two ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming and an ABBY Award for Arts Management Excellence from the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.