Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.

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

The 2017-2018 season (our 36th) Starts!- Past Season       Next Season


Subscription Form (pdf) for the 2017-2018 SEASON (4 FCMS concerts) $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 concerts are held at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, Jackson Street in downtown Fairmont, WV at 3:00 PM or 7:00 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. 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 2017-2018 Season

Our new season combines the traditional (violinist, piano trio) with the absolutely unique (clarinet soloist, flute and marimba duo).

September 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Lawler + Fadoul

Our thirty-sixth season opens with the engaging and illuminating duo of Lawler + Fadoul, flutist, and marimbaist. The duo offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity and lively commentary. Their repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and the concert continues our dedication to presenting unusual and appealing programs for our audience. We are thrilled to have them appear in Fairmont.

December 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo

Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and pianist Misuzu Tanaka - the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo has been heard throughout the U.S., garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, the Duo will provide a brilliant pre-holiday concert for our series.

February 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Daniel Skidmore

We continue our dedication to present West Virginia artists with violinist Daniel Skidmore. Dan was raised in Morgantown where he began violin studies with Mary Wilson. In 2006 he acquired the DMA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in violin performance. Currently Dan performs regularly as Concertmaster of the Salisbury and Winston-Salem Symphonies.

April 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Manhattan Piano Trio

Our season closes with the return of the Manhattan Piano Trio who thrilled our audience when they first appeared for us in 2005. Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in America. They have performed in almost 40 states, and in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Ravinia Festival. We are thrilled to have them back with us.

All performances are held at

St. Peter the Fisherman Church

How to get there!

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, James DeLong, Robert Ellis, Rick Forth, Kenneth Miller, Valerie Morphew, John Morrison, 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 Marion Country Board of Education for the purchase of 44 concert passes per high school to provide educational and musician enrichment to students and their parents free of charge.
The Town of Whitehall; The Marion County Commission; The Communities of Shalom; WVU Medicine/United Hospital Center, Inc.; First Energy Foundation; Resolute Forest Products-Fairmont Pulp Mill; City of Fairmont; City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission; Fairmont State University for their partnership with the FCMS in providing support for students through FSU student fees and funding for Master classes; Our program guide advertisers.
We thank all of you for your support.

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