Musical Chairs – The Annual CMS Fundraiser
Our annual fundraiser is an informal yet festive evening of chamber music, wine, gourmet desserts, and a silent auction of works by area artists and other unique items. The featured guest ensemble is joined by prominent local musicians for impromptu readings of favorite works in an extraordinary local home.
Talented area musicians may sit in with or replace one member of the guest ensemble to play a movement of their choice. The event is great fun and a wonderful opportunity to perform as a member of a professional group in front of a supportive and uncritical audience.
For the audience, it is a thrilling and intimate experience to enjoy chamber music in the living room at an area home among friends and chamber music lovers.
This activity is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and also, in part, by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.