Pre-Concert Events

on the Signature Series

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit offers pre-concert events before most of its Signature Series concerts, including informal conversations with the artists, lectures by educators, and occasional recitals and multi-media presentations.  *Offered free of charge to ticket-holders, these events are designed to enhance the concert experience and provide insights into the artists’ approach to the music they are performing.


2017-2018 Signature Series Pre-Concert Events


September 16, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: Opening Night Reception and Silent Auction

Hors d’oeuvres, wine plus exciting auction items including a cruise, Stratford Festival package, restaurant, hotel, concert and theatre packages, nights on the town, spa packages, jewelry, fine art and more! Tickets available: here

October 7, 2017, 6:45 – 7:30 PM: Pre-Concert Conversation

Steve Wogaman talks with Thomas Hoppe, pianist with Ensemble 4.1, about the evening’s repertoire and the unusual instrumentation and repertoire of this “Windtet”

November 18, 2017, 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Pre-Concert Conversation

Members of the Juilliard Quartet discuss the evening’s repertoire. Please note the special start time. 

February 3, 2018, 6:45 – 7:30 PM: Pre-Concert Conversation

David Shifrin and the Dover Quartet discuss the evening’s repertoire.

March 24, 2018, 6:45 – 7:30 PM: Presentation

Steve Wogaman introduces the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s landmark 75th Anniversary Season.

April 14, 2018, 6:45 – 7:30 PM: Pre-Concert Conversation

Members of the Faure Quartett discuss the ensemble’s eclectic repertoire and creative approach to programming, focusing on the pop songs by Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan and Polarkreis 18 on their program


*The Opening Night Reception is not a free event.

Note: There are no pre-concert events scheduled for December 2 (at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham) or for the May 19 closing night concert.