The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival is dedicated to introducing chamber music to new audiences by offering performances free of charge. Powell Library’s magnificent rotunda offers live and warm acoustics that inspire performers, and provides an intimate connection between the public and the musicians. This unique stage-less setting is reminiscent of chamber music’s origins, and helps audience members feel like they are part of the performance. Further connecting with the audience, musicians introduce each piece on their programs. Programs are carefully chosen to represent different periods of music, from baroque to contemporary, while creating a homogeneous musical experience. Now in its 33rd season, the festival features some of the best local musicians, and distinguished instrumentalists of international stature from around the United States and abroad.
–Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director