Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Presents the finest classical chamber music featuring regional, national and international artists

The 2019-2021 season (our 38th) Starts!- Past Season Next Season 2021-2022

The Fairmont Chamber Music Society will be re-scheduling it's upcoming season, previously postponed due to Covid-19. All season ticket subscribers and those on the FCMS mailing list will be notified via letter and through this website of the re-scheduled dates for the upcoming season. Once the concerts have been set, the information will be posted on this website, including subscription information for anyone else wishing to become a subscriber to our concert series. Thanks to all who support the arts and music in our area.

18 May 2021


Subscription Form (pdf) for the 2019-2020 SEASON (4 FCMS concerts +Bonus) $30, $18 for Seniors and Students
Individual concert tickets are $10.00, $6.00 Seniors and Students.

This Season Brochure (.pdf)
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Mailing address: 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 stain glass windows. We'll see you there.
These programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our 2019-2020 Season

Our new season combines the traditional with the absolutely unique.

September 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM
First: John Bullard and Friends

Our new season opens with a truly unique experience. John Bullard and Friends features classical banjoist John Bullard appearing with violin, cello and piano in a program guaranteed to delight anyone who once considered the banjo only a simple folk instrument.
John performs the music of Handel, Alessandro Marcello, Schuman and Telemann as well as original compositions and newly commissioned works, playing several banjos including his cello banjo. This is a program not to be missed.

December 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Second: Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh

The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh is a quintet consisting of some of the fine young wind players in the Pittsburgh area. Dedicated to wind chamber music performance, composition, and promotion, the Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh was founded in September 2003. They are particularly dedicated to performing, featuring, and commissioning works by American composers as well as the standard repertoire for this well loved ensemble.

February 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Third: Telos Trio

We welcome the Telos Trio from Rochester New York to our series. The flute, clarinet and piano trio has performed from New York State to San Diego, CA where they performed at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention and as guest artists at the Chautauqua Institution. The musicians of the Telos Trio all teach at the Hochstein School in Rochester, NY.

May 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Fourth: Aeolus Quartet

For the first time in many years we welcome a string quartet to our series. The Aeolus Quartet originally served as Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School. Their recent season included residencies at Lehigh University, the Chamber Music Series of Detroit, and the Lincoln Center Atrium Series. The Baltimore Sun said " . . . they combined smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery " . We are pleased to welcome them to our series.

Regular performances are held at

St. Peter the Fisherman Church



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.

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Officers / Board Members
PRESIDENT: Brenda Giannis
Vice Pres: Dr. Michael Schroering
Treasurer: John Ashton
Secretary: Joyce McVicker
Members:Ruth Brooks, Robert Ellis, Rick Forth, Kenneth Miller, Valerie Morphew, John Morrison, Sandra Scaffidi, Joni Schroering, Dr. Stephen Smigocki, & Captain Thomas F. Smith, USAF retired, Marcella Yaremchuk, William Yoke, Jr.
Many thanks to: Our season ticket subscribers/patrons; Individual patrons/donors; Ticket purchasers;

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History
The National Endowment for the Arts with the approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts
The Marion County Board of Education
The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation/Fine Arts Grant Board
The Town of Whitehall
The Marion County Commission
WVU Medicine/United Hospital Center, Inc.
FirstEnergy Foundation
The City of Fairmont
The City of Mannington
Fairmont State University for their partnership in providing support for students through FSU student fees and funding for Master classes
The Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority
Our program guide advertisers.
We thank all of you for your support.

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