Fairmont Chamber Music Society, Inc.

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

The 2018-2019 season (our 37th) Starts!- Past Season


Subscription Form (pdf) for the 2018-2019 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 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 2018-2019 Season

Our new season combines the traditional (violinist, piano trio) with the absolutely unique.

October 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM
First: Sonic Escape

Our thirty seventh season opens with the return of Sonic Escape, the brilliant flute and violin duo who thrilled our audience in 2012. Since then they have managed to do fiddle-dancing for thousands in Tiananmen Square, a flute concert on skis in the mountains of Vermont and couch surfing parties in the Arctic Circle. Performing arts centers such as Lincoln Center (NYC), Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY) and the Irish Arts Center (NYC),) have provided formidable stages for Sonic Escape’s larger-than-life sounds and moves. The concert continues our dedication to presenting unusual and appealing programs for our audience.

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Second: Brass Roots

Brass Roots is a quintet composed of a collection of Western Pennsylvania's finest young brass performers, The Brass Roots is committed to translating the experience of the symphony hall to the more intimate settings of chamber music. With its innovative programming, the quintet presents the finest of brass music played by the finest young players.

February 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Third: Gruca-White

We welcome the Gruca-White Ensemble with guitarist Robert Gruca (last here as a soloist in 2010) and flutist Linda White, an active orchestral musician, who has also performed with The Cleveland Opera Orchestra among many others. They are Artists in Residence for Cleveland’s The Music Settlement and they offer an entirely new concert experience by alternating the best of the flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of Latin, jazz, and rock tunes, and short impromptus.

March 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Fourth: Almava Trio

Our season closes with the New York City based Almava Trio. Members of the trio have performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Tonhalle in Zürich and Steinway Hall in New York among many others. With their repertoire ranging from the earliest to the most recent works in the piano trio genre, the trio is committed to presenting both well-established and lesser known compositions.

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 musical 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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