Ashmont Hill Chamber Music is a community-based organization founded in 1985 to provide an accessible and affordable concert series for the residents of Dorchester and its surrounding communities, to create new audiences for chamber music, and to strengthen the sense of community among the audience, volunteers, and musicians who come together at each concert.
The Series features a core group of Boston musicians who collaborate with guest performers from throughout New England, the nation, and Europe. AHCM musicians and guest artists are affiliated with organizations such as the Boston Symphony, Boston Musica Viva, Emmanuel Music, COLLAGE contemporary Ensemble, Cantata Singers, New England Conservatory and Boston University. In addition to its Dorchester performances, AHCM has given concerts at Boston’s First Night celebrations, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Goethe Institute, and on WGBH and WCRB radio.
1.Present artists of the highest caliber in a series of chamber music concerts in Dorchester. 2. Provide an opportunity for established and emerging artists to perform artistically challenging repertoire for an attentive audience in a beautiful and intimate setting. 3. Develop new audiences for chamber music through:
Imaginative efforts to reach out to the cross section of people that live in our community of Dorchester and beyond.
Education of the audience.
4. Create a small artistic community where musicians, graphic designers, photographers, marketing people, development people, funders, friends, neighbors and audience members learn from each other through working together and through their commitment to creating concerts. 5. Use the series of programs in Dorchester as a base of fully produced concerts that can be performed in venues throughout New England and beyond.