Chamber Music Northwest

The mission of Chamber Music Northwest is: to inspire listeners through concerts celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber. We value: Producing programs of the highest artistic quality, innovating while honoring the traditional repertoire, and performing in first class venues; Championing the intimacy of the chamber music experience; Collaborating with other organizations.

Chamber Music Northwest
522 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 920
Ste 920
Portland, OR 97204
United States
(503) 223-3202
http://www.cmnw.org

Executive Director

Peter Bilotta

Management Team

Peter Bilotta, Katherine King, Kim Morris, Noreen Murdock, Rachael Smith, David Shifrin

Board of Directors

Peter Bilotta, David Shifrin, Bill Dameron, Karen Deveney, Debby Deering, Jon Dickinson, David Greger, Jacqueline Bloom, Keith Cheng, Wendell Kusnerus, Zachary Hyder, Ivan Inger, Barry Russman, Per Sweetman, Davida Wilson, Peter van Bever, Marja Wilson, Leslie Lehmann

Project Leaders

Seth Truby

Mission

The mission of Chamber Music Northwest is: to inspire listeners through concerts celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber. We value: Producing programs of the highest artistic quality, innovating while honoring the traditional repertoire, and performing in first class venues; Championing the intimacy of the chamber music experience; Collaborating with other organizations.

Programs

Chamber Music Northwest's mission is to inspire our community through concerts celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber. CMNW serves more than 60,000 people from our region through 80 events annually, including Summer and Winter festivals, Club Concerts in alternative venues, outreach activities, educational programs, radio broadcasts, and innovative collaborations with other arts groups. World-renowned clarinetist David Shifrin is entering his 35th season as our Artistic Director, and he continues to program for our community some of the nation's most expansive and dynamic classical music programming. His unique approach to programming assembles an amazing array of exceptional artists, music and innovative programs that are enjoyed by few comparable communities. And, he represents Portland throughout the world as a leading orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music artist, including as a key member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where he served as Artistic Director from 1992 to 2004. Over its 45 years, CMNW's five-week Summer Festival has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse classical music festivals in the West. Its hallmarks are the exceptional world-class artists and ensembles it brings to our region, and the extraordinary variety of repertoire they present as a dynamic and constantly-changing group of collaborative artists. Unlike almost all other musical groups in our region that present a particular type of music performed by an ensemble or booked-in touring acts, CMNW brings these artists together to collaborate and "mix it up" so that our audiences experience music - ranging from baroque and classical masterpieces, to world premieres and jazz and culturally-infused new music - as they never have before. They not only perform in main-stage concerts, but also share their love of this diverse, intimate art form through community and educational partnerships that engage audiences and hundreds of students through free concerts, previews, conversations, coachings, and master classes. CMNW brings not only the world's greatest musicians and composers to Portland, but also classical music's rising stars as members of our Protege Project. These exceptional young artists perform alongside veteran festival artists, present free community outreach concerts and educational activities, and in their own innovative Club Concert series in alternative venues. CMNW is also an international leader in the creation of new music, commissioning and premiering more than 100 new works over the past two decades. Through our 21st Century Initiative launched in 2013, CMNW is now actively commissioning or co-commissioning 4-6 new works by some of the world's greatest established and emerging young composers each year - including 5 that are a part of the 45th Summer Festival.

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Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $1,459,836
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $1,459,836
  • Other funding sources: CMNW annually seeks a diverse combination of funding sources, including private foundations, government granting agencies, individual donors, and corporate sponsors. Our annual revenue is a near 50/50 mix of earned and contributed income. We maintain a cash reserve fund equal to 25% of our annual budget, and our endowment fund is currently valued at approximately $4.6 million.
  • Religious Affiliation: none

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