music from salem

Music from Salem

Music from Salem brings together musicians of international reputation to prepare and perform chamber music in the peace and beauty of rural Washington County, New York, and environs. Chamber music is classical music written for a small group of performers, and includes a range of styles, from the 18th century to today.

The connection between artist and audience is at the heart of Music from Salem. Concerts are intimate, with most held at Cambridge’s Hubbard Hall, whose fine acoustics enhance the listener’s experience. Open rehearsals are held at Brown Farm in Salem, where MfS originated in 1986. Music from Salem also leads educational workshops and conducts violin, viola, and cello seminars for emerging young artists.

Enjoy this compelling video presentation on Music from Salem created by David DeVries and John Oakley

Listen to this insightful interview with Music from Salem’s Artistic Director Lila Brown conducted by radio host and composer Thomas Laurence Toscano.


“The playing was all world class.”
~ Albany Times Union

“It would be hard to find a group of musicians who play better. Their music making was exemplary, the program was unusual and the audience loved it.”~ Albany Sunday Gazette

“Music from Salem musicians often speak eloquently for forgotten treasures…..The four players imbued this music with a great sense of comradeship, of enjoying each other’s musical company.”~ Albany Times Union

“A masterful concert before a capacity audience”
~ Bennington Banner