Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble gives top artists from across the city and beyond, the opportunity to come together and explore the chamber repertoire together. WFMT’s Candice Agree hosts the series which offers the full spectrum of chamber music with brass, strings, piano, vocalists, percussionists, woodwinds – in whatever combination the composer dreams for solo or small-group music-making. CCME First Monday Concerts are live, coming to WFMT from Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural. These free concerts take place on the first Monday of every month.
It was 1986 when players and music-lovers got together to establish an internationally recognized, Chicago-based home for chamber music. The Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble reaches more than a half million people annually through its 75-plus performance season. Coming from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, and area music schools, the CCME artists have developed a reputation for fine performances of core chamber repertoire, and visionary collaborations with today’s composers.