Bridgehampton Chamber Music
“This impressive festival balances the tried and true with the adventurous and mixes established performers with rising talent.” -The New York Times
In the 31 years since its founding, Bridgehampton Chamber Music has become known for presenting a broad range of music performed by some of the best musicians in the country in one of the most beautiful seaside settings the East Coast has to offer. The longest-running classical music festival on Long Island, led by founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin, currently presents a dozen events over four weeks in the intimate setting of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, as well as other special event venues including the Bridgehampton Historical Society for its outdoor kickoff event, the Channing Sculpture Garden, and, new last year, the Parrish Art Museum.
In 2012, Bridgehampton Chamber Music launched its own record label, BCMF Records. Signifying the festival’s commitment to American composers, the label’s first recording was BCMF Premieres, a disc of contemporary American music. The label’s current discography of 12 releases includes music by Bruce Adolphe, Robert Beaser, Leon Kirchner, Howard Shore, Paul Moravec, Kevin Puts, and Elizabeth Brown, as well as Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, and more.
Convinced that there were music lovers looking for more opportunities to hear excellent chamber music year-round, BCM in 2015 introduced its Spring series, which currently presents concerts in March, April, and May.
- “Alan Alda Returns to Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival with a Tale of Bach” – Southampton Press, July 27, 2021
- “Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Returns with Alan Alda” – Newsday, July 23, 2021
- “Back to Bach as Festival Returns” – The East Hampton Star, July 22, 2021
- Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2021: Live and In-Person, Aug. 4-22 – Press release
- Read “Bridgehampton’s Summertime Chamber Music, Safely” in The East Hampton Star, “Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Reimagined for Home Audiences” in Southampton Press, and “Marya Martin Discusses Bridgehampton Chamber Music’s Virtual Festival” on Hamptons.com
- Bridgehampton Chamber Music Announces 2020 Summer Festival at Home – Five Programs Beginning July 26 – Press release
- Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2020 Concerts Are Postponed To 2021 – Press release
- The March 21, 2020, concert, “Mozart Portrait with Alan Alda,” has been postponed to Saturday, October 10, 2020. The April 18, 2020, concert, “Colorful Winds – Beethoven and More,” has been postponed to Saturday, November 7, 2020. www.bcmf.org
- BCM Spring 2020 – Spring Series Features Alan Alda, Verona Quartet, and “Colorful Winds” – Press release
- Read “Chamber Music Festival Plays Outside the Box” in The East Hampton Star, “Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Celebrates the Classical Female Voice” in Sag Harbor Express, “Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Presents ‘Winds of Change,'” in the Southampton Press, and “Festival Highlights Female Composers” in The Independent.
- Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2019, 12 Concerts July 21 – August 18 – Press release
- BCMF Spring 2019, Three Concerts March-May, Is Spring Series’ Fifth Year – Press release
- Roger Waters & Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival – A Sony Masterworks Recording of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale – Press release
- Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2018, 35th Anniversary Season: 18 Concerts July 19 – August 19 – Press release
- BCMF Spring 2018 Presents Three Concerts March-May – Press release
- “‘Brahms and the Schumanns’ at Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival: Unusual love” in Newsday, and feature articles in the Sag Harbor Express, The Independent, The East Hampton Star, and Southampton Press
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BCMF photos by Da Ping Luo