About Q:

Q presents classical chamber music in surprising places, to bring together and delight new and experienced listeners alike.


Q offers an inside view of chamber music: the exhilarating repertoire written for a small number of instruments, and meant to be enjoyed in intimate spaces.


Q is the interplay of familiar and contemporary works, played by superb musicians in a lively, casual atmosphere. Composers, players and listeners engage!


Q partners with other organizations to bring chamber music to a broader and more diverse audience.

Q is provocative programming—concerts that explore our local and global community, our history and our future.


Music begins with a Q.

Meet Lydia.

Lydia Chernicoff, Artistic Director

"Founding a chamber music series has long been a dream of mine. For me, there’s nothing more thrilling than live music performed by a small ensemble, close up. The subtle yet palpable communication between the players is what defines chamber music and makes it so alluring. You don’t need to know anything about classical music to feel the energy. It draws you right into a world of sound.


My first violin teacher had her students playing together almost as soon as we started playing—and the excitement of exploring a new piece with other musicians has never diminished. I’ve performed chamber music all over the world, often in places where I don’t speak the language, and I’ve experienced first-hand the rapport between people that only music can create.


Fabulous music in the company of good friends and interesting strangers. Lively, creative collaboration between composers, players, and listeners. Concerts that tell stories about what matters to us now, locally and globally. That’s my vision for Q.”

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