CMB’s 8th Season – Thank you!

Working with students at Thomas S. Hart Middle School in Pleasanton, CA

And it’s a wrap! Chamber Music by the Bay celebrated its 8th season last week with visits to more than a dozen pre K – 12 schools, libraries, and community spaces, and performed for over 2,000 young audience members. Please follow us on Facebook for photos and updates as we wrap up our 2019 season and plan our upcoming visits.

Pop-up concert @ Santa Clara Library

What happens when the viola and cello meet, play together, and challenge one another to be more creative than the next? Why do we make music, and how do our instruments work, anyways?

Chamber Music by the Bay is excited to announce a pop-up concert at the Santa Clara Library on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, at 2:00pm! Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay for a free pop-up concert during their seventh season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members in schools, libraries, and community spaces throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Young audience members will also get to visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to try their hand at these instruments.

2017 Season: Dates announced!

Drumroll, please– we’re excited to share our 2017 season calendar with you! In addition to new partnerships with Kennedy Middle School (Cupertino) and Terman Middle School (Palo Alto), we’re also excited to be working with Hart Middle School (Pleasanton).

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for photos and videos as we near our sixth season!

Stay tuned for our 2016 Season

Chamber Music by the Bay is turning five in 2016! We’re preparing a few special things for our fifth year and can’t wait to share them with you soon. In the meanwhile, save the date from April 17-23, 2016 for our Fifth Season. We’re so excited for you to join us at a school, library, or community concert near you.

If you’re a parent, teacher, or community volunteer who would like to see Chamber Music by the Bay visit a school near you, please reach out and let us know at chambermusicbythebay [at]

Last but not least, here’s a fun reminder of who we are from our 2015 season. We can’t wait to share more with you soon!

Kicking off Our 2015 Season!

We’re so excited to kick off CMB’s 2015 season tomorrow with a visit to One World Montessori Preschools as well as our newest partnership school, Washington Open Elementary in Santa Clara. We’re ready with All Ears In!, as well as our Inspiration Station to learn more about composition together with Daniel Temkin. Don’t forget to check out our 2015 season calendar and like our Facebook page to catch us around the Bay Area in schools and libraries this week!

Introducing… All Ears In!

CMB’s 2015 season is just three weeks away, and we’re so excited to share All Ears In! with our community! Our program, geared for children ages 10 and under, will feature Daniel Temkin, our 2015 Composer-in-Residence, and CMB’s quartet of teaching artists, who will lead the audience in an interactive, real-time process of creating a musical piece for string quartet! We’ll learn about composition basics, including elements such as tempo, gesture, and dynamics, and then hear the world premiere of our work.

Join us for All Ears In at the following times:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Cupertino Library- Community Hall
10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino CA
“All Ears In!”: A program for youth ages 10/under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
“All Ears In!”: A program for youth ages 10/under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
“All Ears In!”: A program for youth ages 10/under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Celebrating our first season!

If you missed Chamber Music by the Bay’s inaugural concert this afternoon, jump into these photos below, and join the 140 people who were in attendance this afternoon! It was a blast to share our music with you all, and a special honor to be joined by the fabulous students of Lynbrook and Saratoga High Schools on Mendelssohn’s Octet. It was also a treat to have their two teachers, Michael Boitz of Saratoga and Mike Pakaluk of Lynbrook in the house.

Thank YOU for making our season as fun, incredible, and rewarding as its been, and please stay tuned for our next season dates! We’ll also be releasing some more photos from this afternoon, so keep an eye out!

With thanks and appreciation from Chamber Music by the Bay!

Mendelssohn Octet with Lynbrook High students!

CMB 2012 teaching artists

Everyone on stage following the Mendelssohn Octet– bravo to all the incredible students!!!