Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society

The Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society is committed to bringing Stowe area audiences world class musicians of an extraordinary repertoire dating as far back as the Renaissance and continuing through the centuries to the greatest works of our time.

Join us on Saturday, October 27 at 7pm for an intimate on-stage concert with acclaimed artists, pianist David Kaplan, violinist Siwoo Kim, and Artistic Director/cellist Jia Kim will be performing movements from chamber music masterpieces including Mozart’s beautifully operatic Piano Trio in C Major, the soulful “Dumky” Trio by Dvořák, and the ultimately passionate and spirited 2nd Trio in C Minor by Mendelssohn.

Why Chamber Music?

Chamber Music is the most versatile and personal form of music. With anywhere from two to nine players, one person to a part, it is a true musical conversation and democracy. Chamber Music is, in literal terms, music played in a “chamber”. The intimacy of the setting allows for a direct connection between the audience and musicians. The wide range of repertoire and the plethora of stories and emotion the music conveys ensures the enduring relevance of this style of classical music performance.

Educational Impact for all ages

Through 2018, plans will be put into place so that in 2019, our inaugural year, the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society can launch transformative educational programs that will impact community members of all ages.

For Students, grades K-12: 
Working with area music educators each musician who performs will visit area schools to engage, inspire, and interact with our regions students. Through assembly visits, class demonstrations, workshops, and one-on-one work, these world-class artists will help build a strong foundation in classical music that will grow to become part of the fabric of childhood for our regions schools.

For Adults: ArtSmart Chamber Music Behind-the-Scenes:
Moderated by Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society Artistic Director Jia Kim, the ArtSmart Chamber Music Behind-the-Scenes Series is an opportunity to learn more in a talk-back format on-stage at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Topics will focus on the work and instrumentation of the next Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society concert on the schedule.

For Our Community: An Annual Family Concert and A Crossover Holiday Event
Building on the work of the Chamber Music Society in schools, each May the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society will host a Family Concert at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. And, each December the Chamber Music Society will present a cross-over holiday event pulling from cabaret, jazz, and classical oeuvres to produce an event that shines a light on the very best talents of our region, and the world.

How to get involved?

  • Join the Advisory Board and help to guide and facilitate the development of a Chamber Music Society that will have a lasting impact on our region and our children. Working with the Executive Director, Advisory Board members will play a critical role as ambassadors to the community and to potential lodging, hospitality, transportation, and season sponsors.
  • Join the Education Committee and work to ensure that the experience of witnessing, engaging with, and being inspired by world class musicians becomes a continuing part of the fabric of children K-12 in central and northern VT. Working with the Education Director, Education Committee members will do outreach to area schools, administrators, educators, and community leaders to encourage sustained engagement.
  • Become a Member of the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society and be a sponsor of world-class performance that touches are entire community! Memberships start at just $150 and offer a wide variety of benefits including first dibs on tickets to regular season performances and complimentary tickets to the season ending Family Concert.

Artistic Director
Jia Kim

Founding Advisory Board
Theresa Murray-Clasen
Walter Frame, SPACF Board liaison
Gerry Griffin
Taryn Noelle
Bill Pope
Patti Spence
Sidney Stark
Jill Witten