The Center for Chamber Music


Join the Campaign for our Center for Chamber Music

Seattle Chamber Music Society is building the first-of-its-kind Center for Chamber Music in the heart of downtown Seattle. Opening this April at the corner of Sixth and Union streets, our new home will serve as a hub and living laboratory for chamber music performance, learning and enjoyment for the community, featuring:

  • A 60-seat concert salon
  • Two rehearsal rooms for chamber musicians
  • Our administrative offices and box office
  • The Toby Saks Sheet Music Library

Our Festival concerts will continue at Benaroya Hall, just three blocks away.

To create and sustain this new arts asset, we’ve embarked on a $5 million campaign — the first in our 38-year history. Carefully designed to continue our history of balancing our budget for every year since our founding in 1982, the campaign includes funds for our endowment, as well as construction and program start-up costs.

Today, we have raised more than $4.8 million.

You can help us reach the finish line!

Here’s how:

Make a Gift today. We have a $50,000 matching challenge this March. A generous board member has offered to match every dollar given this month up to $50,000. Your gift today will be doubled.

Plus, gifts of $5,000 or more will receive permanent recognition on the beautiful new donor wall in the Center for Chamber Music.

Naming Opportunities

  • Gifts of $5,000+ will be permanently recognized on our new donor wall at the Center.
  • Name a Rehearsal Room or other space in our new Center: $250,000
  • Establish a named Endowment Fund: $100,000

Please join in!
If you love the intimate experience of being just a few feet from the musicians, believe that music transforms lives, or want a place to encounter more of this art form, your gift to our campaign is a powerful way to invest in these values.

For more information or to learn about making a pledge, please contact Kimberly at (206) 283-8710 or [email protected].

Visit our EVENTS AT THE CENTER page to learn more about programming that will take place at the Center for Chamber Music.


More to Hear

classical conversation

Dave Beck of Classical KING-FM 98.1 leads these informative and informal conversations with Festival musicians that are recorded live for our podcast series

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Master Classes

SCMS Festival musicians work with individual students and small chamber ensembles to coach them on select repertoire. Select Master Classes are open to the public to attend and watch.

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Summer Festival

The Summer Festival includes 12 concerts and 12 free Pre-Concert Recitals, as well as family events and other free programs. Enjoy world class performances at the acoustically superb Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall.

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