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Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.
Presents the finest classical chamber music featuring regional, national and international artists
The 2021-2022 season (our 40th) Starts!-
PO Box 352, Fairmont, WV 26555
Individual tickets are available for all of our concerts but our subscription rate provides great savings as well as helping to assure the ongoing financial stability of our society. All FCMS concerts are held at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Jackson Street in downtown Fairmont, WV at 3:00 PM on Sundays.
St. Peter may be entered with low physical effort through the side entrance and an elevator has been installed next to the Jackson Street entrance.
Contact Brenda Giannis, President, for advance tickets;
Phone No. 304-366-1768;
Tickets are available at the door.
St. Peters is a large church with beautiful acoustics and stained glass windows.
We'll see you there.
These programs are provided with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History along with the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Our 2021-2022 Season
Our RE-new season combines the traditional with the absolutely unique.
The Fairmont Chamber Music Society will be presenting "Ensemble Schumann", the second concert of the 2021-22 concert season on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, 407 Jackson Street in downtown Fairmont.
However, due to the Delta variant of Covid-19, the same safety protocols will be in place for those attending this concert as were used at the September concert:
- masks required;
- some proof of vaccination to be presented at the door; and
- the omission of the reception normally held after each performance.
The FCMS Board of Directors approved these protocols for the November concert and thanks those who attend for their cooperation.
For questions or additional information, contact 304-366-1768. The concert is open to the public, adhering to protocols, and tickets may be purchased at the door: $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors and students.
Our new season opens with the return of the renowned lutenist Ronn McFarlane, this time appearing with famed viola da gamba virtuoso Carolyn Surrick.
Ronn is a Grammy nominated performer and composer who is recognized across the globe as a master of his instrument and we are thrilled to have him back with us.
Carolyn is a pioneer in the fusion of Renaissance and Baroque music with Celtic folk traditions.
She is the founder of Ensemble Galilei, a Celtic/early music crossover group which has a catalog of more than 15 recordings.
Ensemble Schumann is an oboe, viola, piano trio featuring oboist Tom Gallant who appeared June 2019
with the Tesla String Quartet in Clarksburg for our outreach concert.
Tom, an award winning artist, is one of the world's few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on the oboe.
The trio also includes Steve Larson, viola and Sally Pinkas, piano.
To open the second half of our season we welcome from Europe the celebrated harpsichordist Corina
Marti. Corina is recognized internationally for her strikingly superior interpretations and infallible performances. As a soloist, chamber musician and teacher she travels regularly across Europe, North and South America, the Middle and Far East.
She teaches the next generation of early music performers at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland and we are excited to have her as our first ever harpsichord soloist.
To close our 40th season we are pleased to present Trio Confero, three exceptionally talented musicians, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, cellist Anita Balazs and pianist Misuzu Tanaka -prize- winners of many international competitions and graduates of world's most prestigious music academies - The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. Founded in 2018, the trio presents the rarely performed repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano, arguably one of the truly beautiful chamber music combinations.
"On March 27, 2022, the FCMS will present "Trio Confero" featuring the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo at 3;00 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Fairmont.
Masks will be optional for everyone but those attending for the first time will need to show some "proof" of vaccination (two initial shots) at the door.
No reception will be held at this concert but the FCMS hopes that things will return to "normal" when the 41st season opens in the fall. The FCMS Board of Directors thanks everyone for their cooperation with these guidelines that were instituted to keep attendees as safe as possible during this pandemic."
All performances are held at
St. Peter the Fisherman Church
How to get there!
Church web site
407 Jackson Street
Fairmont, WV 26554-2941
in downtown Fairmont, West Virginia.
Tax Deductibility of Donations
Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc. is recognized as a publicly supported organization under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
As such, donors who contribute to the Foundation may deduct their contributions as provided in
Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to the FCMS Inc. or for its use are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.
In "English", this means that a donor may contribute to the FCMS, Inc.
and take a tax deduction for that donation on their Federal Income Tax return.
Many thanks to:
Our season ticket subscribers/patrons; Individual patrons/donors; Ticket purchasers;
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Officers / Board Members
PRESIDENT: Brenda Giannis
Vice Pres: Dr. Michael Schroering
Treasurer: John Ashton
Secretary: Joni Schroering
Members:Ruth Brooks, Robert Ellis, Valerie Morphew, Joyce McVicker, John Morrison, Sandra Scaffidi, Dr. Stephen Smigocki, & Captain Thomas F. Smith, USAF retired, Marcella Yaremchuk, William Yoke, Jr.
The Marion Country Board of Education for the purchase of concert passes for high schools to provide educational and musical enrichment to students and their parents free of charge.
The Town of Whitehall; The Marion County Commission; The Communities of Shalom; WVU Medicine/United Hospital Center, Inc.; First Energy Foundation; Resolute Forest Products-Fairmont Pulp Mill; City of Fairmont; City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission; City of Mannington,
Fairmont State University; Our program guide advertisers.
We thank all of you for your support.
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