On this page: About SCMR, Artistic Directors, News, Our History, Musicians, Board Members, and Underwriters


About the Organization

The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester (SCMR) presents Chamber Music concerts featuring musicians of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music as well as selected local and visiting artists. We perform great works of chamber music of all periods and styles. Our outreach mission reaches and teaches students of all ages and inspires chamber music’s ongoing creation through composition competitions and commissions.


Artistic Directors

Juliana Athayde

Concertmaster of the RPO since 2005, Juliana has been praised by critics for her “power and precision,” “melting lyricism” and “larger than life” Performances.

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Erik Behr

Principle Oboe of the RPO since 2007, Erik’s playing has been praised by critics as “bold and graceful,” “immaculate” for its “tremendous musicianship and sense of style” and “ease and eloquence.”

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All the latest news and press releases from Society for Chamber Music in Rochester.

our history

The Society of Chamber Music’s history, including past music directors and staff.


The musicians of SCMR comprise an amazing roster of performers.



board Members

Officers and board members of the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester.


Society for Chamber Music in Rochester is grateful for the generous donations from our underwriters.