The Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival

2016 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival
Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director

Chamber Music at Centrum. A musical experience unlike any other.

At Centrum, creativity and learning are one. Centrum’s Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival exists to showcase the brilliant talent of many of the world’s finest classical artists along with the top echelon of most promising young talents in the field today. The intimacy and warmth of the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park provides an ideal venue for our dynamic performances and master classes.

Come and experience chamber music at its highest level. Seating is limited. Subscribe today starting Friday, September 4th!

ATTENTION: RENEWING TICKET HOLDERS:  Renewing ticket holders are asked to call the Centrum office at (360) 385-3102 x110 between Noon and 4 p.m. to renew your seats.  Centrum is holding your seats until September 18.  Thank you!

Anonymous-4Anonymous 4
sponsored by Anne and Dick Schneider

Friday, October 16
7:30 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater


Twice voted one of Billboard’s top classical artists, Anonymous 4 has released 19 recordings which have sold over two million copies. They have performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and will make their final concert tour this fall.

A Musical Anthology: Anonymous 4 Retrospective

Audiences will hear the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen as well as 13th- and 14th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; medieval and modern carols from the British Isles; American folksongs, shape note tunes, gospel songs and more.


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sponsored by Renate Wheeler

Sunday, January 31
2:00 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater


Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. As a result, Mr. Stern became a mentor to the trio and presented the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. In 2003 the Trio was asked by National Public Radio to be their Young Ensemble in Residence. This exciting week of live concerts and interviews put the Amelia firmly in the foreground of classical music in America, reaching an estimated 1.5 million listeners.

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor

Piano Trio in C minor #3

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor


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sponsored by Nelly and Jim Tretter

Sunday, May 29
2:00 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater


Winners of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Calder Quartet is known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers. The group works and collaborates with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world. In residence for Centrum’s 2016 chamber music workshop, the quartet will lead a week of masterclasses and coachings, culminating in the season finale of Centrum’s chamber music festival. The Calder’s program is subject to change.

Quartet Op. 18 No. 3

Thomas Adès
The Four Quarters

Quartet Op. 127


Centrum Chamber Music Workshop
May 30 – June 4

Following the huge success of our inaugural residency with the Enso Quartet in 2015, Centrum is excited to welcome the Calder Quartet as “Ensemble in Residence” for our 2016 workshop. Two emerging quartets and two accomplished and aspiring pianists will be invited as participants for this unique and immersive experience. Audiences are encouraged to join us for one free Masterclass and two general-admission recitals during the week. Event details will be released soon. Subscribers may reserve seats for all chamber music events via a “full subscription.”