About The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
Formed in 2004, The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia is a growing all-volunteer organization dedicated to presenting unusual classical music events in unique venues throughout the historic metropolitan Richmond area. Over the past years, we have presented music ranging from Baroque opera to electronic music, and we pride ourselves on our eclectic and exciting concert programming.
The world-class performers who play side-by-side in our concerts include some of the top musicians in the country, younger artists just establishing their international careers, and favorite musicians from the Richmond region.
Through our educational program, called "The Ear Project," we also present free concerts for families, students, seniors, hospital patients, and a wide range of other Virginians. Because of our dedication to excellence in performance, and our commitment to the cities of this region and their citizens, we were awarded a 2005 "CAREC" Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
We invite you to attend one or all of our events, become a member of our society, or volunteer your time and talents. We are certain you will enjoy the experience.
About Our Artistic Director
A resident of both New York City and the Shenandoah Valley, cellist James Wilson has been a familiar face in the Richmond music scene since 1990. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Shanghai String Quartet, and artist-in-residence at the University of Richmond from 1990 to 2000. He also taught in the Music Department of Virginia Commonwealth University from 2001 to 2004. In the summer of 2004, Mr. Wilson relocated to New York City, where he maintains a busy schedule of performing and teaching. In 2004, Mr. Wilson helped form the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia to promote the performance and study of chamber music. CMSCVA remains an important and creative part of Mr. Wilson’s life, and keeps him professionally active in a city that remains dear to his heart.
About Our New Logo
The new “Three Chairs” logo created for CMSCVA by Ogilvy Durham was one of the top ten Design Award semi-finalists in The One Show for 2008, a premier international advertising award show held annually in New York City. Ogilvy Durham's logo design received an honorable mention, and our logo will be publicized in The One Show's award book for 2008. A design team at Ogilvy Durham worked with representatives of CMSCVA for several months to help us develop a suitable image and theme to help us more effectively promote our organization and the variety of chamber music presentations we sponsor
Durwood Felton President
Elizabeth King Vice President
James Wilson Treasurer
Phyllis McCafferty Secretary
The Chamber Music Society
of Central Virginia Board of Directors: