WQXR is a media partner for the Chelsea Music Festival. Hailed by The New York Times as “a gem of a series,” the Festival presents the world’s leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. CMF musical programming encompasses classical, new music and jazz, and is spurred by cross-genre collaborations and Festival-commissioned works.
Inspired by the artistic vitality of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood and the intimacy of chamber music, the Festival explores the interplay of art forms – in particular the musical, visual and culinary. The Festival also invites audiences to experience its programming not only in established but also unconventional settings, reflecting the encounter of the traditional with the contemporary.
This June, the 6th annual Chelsea Music Festival will celebrate Finland and Hungary with over two dozen performances in a wide range of venues throughout Manhattan. Events include evening concerts with music ranging from baroque to Jazz, Saturday morning Family Events, Late Night events, and daytime Open-Air events that will include Finnish Tango and Hungarian Dances.