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 600-seat, air-conditioned Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at URI is an inviting, open space. Kingston Chamber Music also presents a few concerts during the year as part of the new Master Series recitals.

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Pre-Concerts Talks Before Concerts 2 - 6

Please join host Mark Conley as he chats with artists including percussionists Arx Duo and composer Jonathan Bailey Holland. The 30 minute talks will begin 1 hour before each concert. 

Seating times: the hall will open 90 minutes prior to the concert for seating before each talk. No admittance to the hall will occur during the talk. The doors will reopen 30 minutes prior to the concert. 

Looking for chamber music with a bit of a twist?

Check out a pop-up concert at the Pump House Music Works featuring Kingston Chamber Music Festival artists Clancy Newman, Zachary DePue and Nathan Farrington. Be part of the crowd on August 1st. See this poster for details. 

Concerts 5 & 6 are sold out.

As of July 15, 2019, both concerts 5 and 6 have sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case tickets become available, please send your contact details to boxoffice [at] kingstonchambermusic.org (subject: Concert%206%20ticket%20waiting%20list)

Festival Tickets Now on Sale

Online ordering for tickets for the 2019 Festival is now available. Visit the Concerts page for detailed program information and a link to buy tickets. You can also directly access the ticket ordering page.

Kingston Chamber Music Festival is using a new ticket ordering system. If you experience any problems using the online ordering process, please call the Box Office at 401-390-3614, or send an email to boxoffice [at] kingstonchambermusic.org (email) for assistance.

Successful School Outreach with Clancy Newman

Huge thanks to Clancy Newman for a very successful week of outreach to 12 Rhode Island elementary and middle schools and a performance at South Kingstown's Fiddle Fest on April 3. Clancy and his "Popped-Unpopped" series were huge hits with the kids. Listen to some of these compositions on his website. KCMF's school outreach program dates back to the beginning of the festival and continues to be an important component of the Festival. Next year, we hope to expand our programming to provide continuing engagement with strings students at area schools for a full year. 

First Master Series Concert was a Success

KCMF held its first concert in Providence in many years at the Music Mansion on Saturday April 6. Natalie Zhu and Clancy Newman played for a full house, and the audience was dazzled by their performances of sonatas by Beethoven and Mendelssohn as well as four pieces from Clancy's "Popped-Unpopped" series. This concert was the first of KCMF's new "Master Series," which will consist of several concerts, performed by Kingston musicians, and held at different venues throughout Rhode Island during the year.