About Us

The Longmeadow Chamber Music Society, now in it’s 31st Season,  is a volunteer, non-profit, tax deductible organization organized in 1983 by Dr. William and Marsha Harbison and Dr. Thomas and Margot Rowland of Longmeadow, MA.  Its mission is to present masterpieces of chamber music from all periods of music performed by professional musicians who reside in the Pioneer Valley.
Many of the musicians are members of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra or are on the faculties of the Five Colleges. The last three Maestros of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have also performed on the series. Several nationally recognized young professional musicians who grew up in Longmeadow have also recently been featured.

Concerts are held in the fall, winter, and spring. All instruments of the orchestra have been included: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, as well as organ and vocalists.  Music by many contemporary composers, several commissioned works, and the classic masterworks have all been performed.

The Longmeadow Chamber Music Society has encouraged young people to attend concerts through numerous family concerts and chamber music competitions for high school age students. Special concerts have been presented in various locations in Springfield and Longmeadow including the celebration of the 250th year of the incorporation of the town of Longmeadow.

The Longmeadow Chamber Music Society has been supported by loyal patrons, local businesses, the Longmeadow Cultural Council, and Pioneer Valley corporations.

There is a recent article written about LMCMS in the Press Republican:

Chamber society marks 28th season