The Kingston Chamber Music Festival, now preparing for its 30th anniversary season in 2018, 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.

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Valentine's Day Concerts at the Pumphouse

Kingston Chamber Music is celebrating Valentine's Day with two concerts: February 16 and 17 featuring Zach DePue (violin) and Sophie Shao (cello).

Both concerts are at the Pumphouse Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI.

Saturday, February 16:  "Next Generation" concert at 7:30 PM -- Treat your Valentine to an evening of music. Come early and get comfortable with a drink from the bar and a plate of food from our complimentary spread.

Sunday, February 17: "Family" concert at 2:00 PM -- Bring the whole family for an afternoon concert with hot chocolate, cookies and other treats after the performance.

Tickets for both concerts are $15 and can be reserved by sharing your contact information by calling 401-308-3614, or emailing boxoffice [at] kingstonchambermusic.org

Ticket and Donation News

Kingston Chamber Music is currently reconstructing our ticketing and donation pages. Your patience is appreciated while we transition to new vendors for processing payments. The transition is expected to be complete by January 20th. 

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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