The Kingston Chamber Music Festival, now preparing for its 31st anniversary season in 2019, features many of the world's established music stars playing alongside young, rising artists. Pianist Natalie Zhu, artistic director since 2009, succeeded violinist David Kim, who founded the festival in 1989. A two-week summer series of six reasonably-priced subscription concerts is held on the peaceful URI campus in Kingston, R.I., just a 10-minute drive from the ocean. The 580-seat, air-conditioned Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at URI is an inviting, open space. A seventh concert, an annual piano recital, is held in the nearby Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Latest News

Latest News

Music at the Mansion

Kingston Chamber Music is celebrating Spring with the inaugral Master Series concert. Cellist Clancy Newman will be joined by Artistic Director Natalie Zhu at the Music Mansion in Providence on April 6th. The 60 available tickets are expected to sell fast when they go on sale in several days. See the concert and ticket pages for more details. 

February Concerts were Fabulous

The Valentine's Day concerts at the Pumphouse Music Works on Feb. 16 and 17 were sold out with great performances, great refreshments and excellent atmosphere. Follow Kingston Chamber Music on Facebook (link at the bottom of the page) to see photos of the events. 

Ticket and Donation News

Kingston Chamber Music is happy to announce our move to CiviCRM to help manage contacts, donations and ticket purchasing. You may notice a few slight differences in appearance, with no loss of functionality. The move to CiviCRM is expected to save about 50% compared to the previous CRM. 

World Class Musicians Dazzled Audiences

Nathan Landes reviewed "A World Premiere" and came away impressed: "Zhu, the festival’s artistic director, has done a spectacular job organizing an event that any community would be proud to host. Congratulations to all for the first 30 years, and best wishes for 30 more.". Read the full review at "The Independent" website

A Spectacular Finale to Conclude the 30th Anniversary Season

With a full house and a ticket waiting list, the final concert was much anticipated. Channing Gray wrote "no questions fans of the festival, now in its 30th season, were overjoyed to hear Hahn team with Canadian violinist Juliette Kang for Bach’s ravishing double violin concerto, with a melting slow movement to die for." and on the Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings "I’ll admit I was a skeptic when I saw the Tchaikovsky on the program and just a few string players. But I walked away feeling what Watanabe and his modest minions pulled off was perhaps the best performance of the Tchaikovsky I’ve ever heard." Visit the Projo.com website for the complete review. 

Great Review for World Premiere of Ludwig's Violin Concerto

Keith Powers wrote "In Kingston, Ludwig’s ‘Paganiniana’ invokes the virtuoso’s spirit"; see Projo.com for the complete review.


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