CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
FRONT ROW: NATIONAL
Welcome to Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Front Row: National, an initiative to help presenting organizations throughout North America maintain contact with their chamber music audience during the performance shutdown. We invite you to participate in this groundbreaking program as a National Broadcast Sponsor. Key features include:
Unmatched streaming experience for chamber music lovers
Accessible sponsorship levels; your donation supports CMS musicians and digital programming
Very simple mechanism to include the program on your website
Ability to select a single program, all 8, or any number in between
Ability to control when you broadcast each program
Ability to surround with your own messaging and content
The CMSLC has been capturing performances in HD video and sound for many years. Because this material is of such high quality – both artistically and technically – it represents a unique collection for chamber music lovers. CMS Front Row: National is a series of programs, expertly curated by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, to celebrate chamber music at its finest.
While we all hope to be returning to auditoriums soon, it appears we may be unable to gather for live performances for some portion of the 2020-2021 season. In that instance it will become crucial to preserve the local connections between presenter and audience, which is such an essential link within the chamber music ecosystem. CMS Front Row: National is a tool to aid that vital process.
The idea is simple and unique: as a National Broadcast Sponsor, you - the local presenter - will have the benefit of a 5-consecutive-day broadcast authorization for whichever program(s) you select, and will offer these programs free of charge to patrons via your currently existing website on whatever schedule you like. In this way, you will have an opportunity to interact with exceptional content which is sure to engage and entertain your core chamber music audience. You will be able to surround the program with your own messages and content, solicit contributions, create additional events, etc. The primary goal is for you and your audience to connect on a regular basis via your website.
To see an example of the program, please go to our Sample Video page.
To see the list of available programs, go to the Program Library.
There will be 8 “Artist Series” programs available for broadcast beginning July 15.
Each program will be available individually, or as part of a larger sponsorship package. The donation range starts at $300, which entitles you to one program. Additional donation levels entitle you to multiple programs, and as a $1600 sponsor, you will have access to all 8. Please see the FAQ page for the specific donation scale.
Additional programming is in development, and will be announced soon. Over time, an extensive library of digital content will be accessible from CMS Front Row: National.
We invite you to review the FAQ page, and contact us for any clarifications and/or to sign on at whatever level is comfortable. We believe even those of you working on your own content will find a certain number of these programs a welcome addition to your offerings, with minimal fiscal impact. As mentioned, the programs will be available for broadcast beginning July 15.
Bonus Opportunity: while there is no deadline for CMS Front Row: National - the initiative will be available indefinitely and the library of programs will expand - please note that any organization who commits (at any level) prior to July 17 will be included as a National Broadcast Sponsor on the national P/R campaign which CMSLC is planning for late July!
Please join us in building a national network to preserve our precious chamber music ecology, of which each presenter is an integral component!