Mission & History

Our Mission

We engage the public of the Catskills and the Upper Delaware region directly by bringing transformative performances of, and discussion around, chamber music to a wide variety of venues across the region. With events each season in a converted barn (our main concert home); a distillery; a country inn; a farmer’s market; a church lawn; a repurposed school; and an old mill-turned-gallery, we bring our work straight to the people wherever they are.  Our commitment to what we see as an essential mix of standard repertoire, new music, encounters with living composers, and improvisation, ensures that our audiences come to see chamber music as a vital, contemporary, evolving art form, one that speaks directly to them, of their lives and their shared humanity.

See our official mission statement here.

About the Weekend of Chamber Music

When flutist Judith Pearce and a few of her friends set out in rural New York to play a concert just for fun one summer weekend in 1994, they planted a seed that would eventually become a successful non-profit music organization, the Weekend of Chamber Music. After that first performance at the Meat Market in Lake Huntington, the ensemble of professional musicians with world-class performing and teaching careers found themselves traveling throughout Sullivan County every summer, performing more concerts to growing audiences at many unusual venues. Their musical reunions grew into a popular annual event, the WCM Summer Festival, & a few years later, the Artist Coaching Project in area schools. Read more…