Founded in 1986, The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) is currently celebrating its 27th season as a society of musicians and music devotees committed to building an internationally recognized chamber music institution in Chicago. Since its inception, CCM has launched a critically and popularly-acclaimed subscription series; a touring program; the annual Family Concerts; and a remarkable set of community service programs. In 2014, CCM will present a Spring Chamber Masterworks series and continue its long-running collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and 98.7WFMT to present the free First Monday Concert Series in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
A leader in new music, CCM has commissioned 18 new works and has received two ASCAP-Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming. In 2006, CCM’s recording Chamber Works for Winds and Strings by Mozart, on the Summit label, was nominated for a 2007 GRAMMY Award, and CCM was recognized with an ABBY Award for Arts Management Excellence. In 2011, CCM launched EncoreCCM (EncoreCCM.org), an online archive of CCM recordings and program notes, free to the public. In September 2013, CCM released its latest recording The Coming of Light on the Summit label. Annually, CCM shares the joy of chamber music with more than 300,000 radio listeners, audience members and students throughout Chicago.