Festival Program / Get your tickets

The 2015 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.

See the season flyer with full schedule HERE and see event listings by day below.

About / The Vision

A “gem of a series”  (The New York Times)

The Chelsea Music Festival vision is to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods by presenting site-specific programs that span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. With an emphasis on Festival-commissioned works,  community outreach and education, the Festival also exists to create a gateway to music through the interplay of art forms – specifically the musical, visual and culinary – for an intimate and thrilling Festival experience shared by artists and concertgoers alike.

Watch 2014 Festival Highlights

Team / The people behind the Festival

Intern or Volunteer / Opportunities to join CMF

The Chelsea Music Festival offers interested and qualified interns and volunteers the opportunity to leave their mark on New York City’s cultural landscape.

Selected candidates will be exposed to world-class musicians and their craft and gain a behind-the-scenes view of a growing multi-dimensional cultural event in downtown Manhattan.

InternshipsVolunteer Opportunities

Press / Praised since its first note

Classical and Opera Listings for June 13-19, June 12, 2014

A Mesh of Sounds, Vivien Schweitzer, June 11, 2014

Classical and Opera Listings for June 6-12, June 5, 2014

Birds Aren't the Only Music Amid Nature, Vivien Schweitzer, May 14, 2014

A British Immersion, With Britten as the Focus, Zachary Woolfe, June 18, 2013

CMF listed in NYTimes Classical Music and Opera Listings for June 14-20, June 13, 2013

CMF featured as NYTimes Editor's pick for Summer 2013 Festivals, May 17, 2013

Music, Meeting at the Crossroads, Anthony Tommasini, June 17, 2012

Summer Festivals for Classical Music and Opera, Vivien Schweitzer, May 20, 2012

CMF featured as NYTimes Editor's pick for Summer 2012 Festivals, May 17, 2012

In Mahler's Chamber, A Radical Departure, James R. Oestreich, June 17, 2011

Classical Music Listing of Note in the Summer Double Issue, June 6, 2014

Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker and blogger:


Music, Art, and Food at the Chelsea Music Festival, Amanda Ryan, June 13, 2012


Chelsea Now

CMF featured in Just Do Art! Week of June 4, 2014
CMF featured in Just Do Art! Week of June 12, 2013
Chelsea Music Festival explores interplay of culture, cuisine, June 13, 2012
Contemporary Music Hits the Stage, Lily Bouvier, June 1, 2011 (printed article)


The Daily Meal

Chelsea Music Festival Hits a High Note, Lauren Mack, June 21, 2012

Deutsche Welle

Music that Goes Straight for the Stomach, Gero Schleiss, June 27, 2014


Fanciful Ink

Chelsea Music Festival: Behind the Scenes, Alison McQuain, June 27, 2013 Music, Food and Art in the City: Chelsea Music Festival, Alison McQuain, June 12, 2013


The German Consulate of New York

Capturing Senses - The 5th Annual Chelsea Music Festival, June 5, 2014

Guest of a Guest

Radeberger Pilsner Night at Chelsea Music Festival, June 2013


I Care If You Listen

This Week: Concerts in New York (June 2-June 8, 2014), Sam Reising, June 2, 2014 This Week: Concerts in New York (June 10-June16, 2013), Sam Reising, June 10, 2013


Japan Culture NYC

More than Music at the Chelsea Music Festival, Susan Hamaker, June 16, 2012 Chelsea Music Festival to Celebrate France and Japan, Susan Hamaker, June 6, 2012

Contact / Send us a message


Tel. (646) 820-6506