Chamber Music Society’s 43rd season continues through August


Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS), the 43-year-old group that brings world-class musicians to the Vineyard for concerts featuring a mix of classical and contemporary works, hosts three sets of performances in August after a busy July.

Among the remaining participating musicians are members of some of the world’s premiere orchestras who will perform pieces from Mozart to Ellington. The concerts are held twice a week, Mondays at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown and Tuesdays at the Chilmark Community Center.

Coming up next is Ingenious Amedeus on August 5 and 6, with Franklin Cohen, Diana Cohen, Scott Woolweaver, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Sebastian Krunnies, Jacob Braun, and MVCMS artistic director Delores Stevens. The group will perform various pieces by Mozart.

A set of performances on August 12 and 13 called Vineyard Pops! features soprano Karen Benjamin, performing songs by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and a Broadway medley. “We rarely have two singers in the summer,” Ms. Stevens said.

Lastly, MVCMS presents Infinity Goes to Broadway on August 19 and 20 with Infinity Brass. The group features Christopher Moore and Wayne de Maine on trumpet, Paul Stevens on horn, Andrew Malloy on trombone, and Scott Watson on tuba. Ms. Stevens will accompany the group, which will play tunes including Ellington’s “Rent Party Blues,” highlights from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” and Bernstein’s “Westside Story,” on piano.

Concerts begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $35; $30 with Our Island Club card; free for students. For more information, call 508-696-8055 or visit