Committed to Education
Chamber Music Sedona is committed to sharing the joys of chamber music with its patrons, visitors and our local community. Producing world-class concerts is paired with educational programs for our audiences and programs in the local schools.
Concerts for Youth
Bringing music into the schools has been an important calling for Chamber Music Sedona. As our Artistic Director, Bert Harclerode, has said in a quote which reflects our commitment to educating local students: “Our desire is to instill a passion for live music in the classical sense….I’m a firm believer in music being an essential part of a child’s development.” Introducing world-class musicians to young people who are attending our local elementary schools through to middle and high school, brings them great delight and gives them a better understanding of the classical music we all love.
Chamber Music Sedona and the Sedona Oak Creek School District will collaborate to present six in-school “Concerts for Youth” in the 2016-2017 Season. In January with Winter Music Festival artists and in March with the Spring Music Festival artists; touching the hearts, minds and souls of our youth.
The Concert Experience
Many people are surprised to learn that Chamber Music Sedona concerts feature many of the world’s finest artists and ensembles. Before each concert, we offer a short informal talk with Bert Harclerode, Artistic Director, and the concert artists when they discuss the afternoon program, the composers and the pieces they will be performing. Then, following the concert, they all return for a candid question and answer period allowing the audience to discover more about the artists and their relationship with the music.