Chamber Music by the Sea:


August 18-22, 2020

A note from our Artistic Director:

Hello friends! I am so happy you've found your way to our little festival in this absolutely beautiful corner of the world.

For as much as everyone on the Chamber Music by the Sea team and I wish we were able to gather in large groups this August — to come together after such a tough few months, to soak up new inspiration at the same time in the same space, and to feel the healing vibrations of live music in our bones — we value the health of our community too much to risk convening before it is truly safe to do so. However, having observed since March all the ways that various artists have continued to share their talents with their communities, even when isolation has forced them to rethink the logistics of "the concert experience", we are delighted to bring you a VIRTUAL FESTIVAL this summer, from our lovely spot in Maryland to wherever you may be in the world. 

As ever, our events will feature top-notch international musicians, local young string players joining in on the fun, and oodles of engagement with our audiences. We will have three ticketed live concert events on Zoom, where audience members can snuggle into their comfiest seats, mingle with the musicians, and enjoy a dazzling array of chamber music staples, hidden gems, and premieres; as well as a live-streamed family concert, free to all and available across multiple virtual platforms. Please check back here for updated event and ticket information, as well as concert programs and musician details.


As always, if you would like to help the festival in any way, large or small, please send us a message using the form on the Contact page, and let's see if we can figure out ways to make Chamber Music by the Sea 2020 bigger, better, and more globally accessible than ever. We can't wait to "see" you this August 18-22 — to heal, reflect, and celebrate the power of music together.

With all best wishes and gratitude,


June 20, 2020