Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, Inc.
(FOCM) is dedicated to the presentation of chamber music as performed by the world's greatest chamber ensembles. Its mission is
two-fold: to preserve the art of chamber music performance by showcasing the most exemplary artists working in the medium; and to build appreciative audiences for the art form among people of all ages.
FOCM also offers outstanding educational opportunities for South Florida's advanced music students.
57 years, FOCM
has presented the world's greatest chamber ensembles. Such
internationally acclaimed performers as the Budapest, Juilliard,
Guarneri, Emerson and Cleveland Quartets and the Beaux Arts and
Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trios have all been frequent
visitors of the series. Over the years, most of the
series' concerts have been performed at the
acoustically superb Gusman Concert Hall at the University of
Miami. In recent years, FOCM concerts have also been
conducted at the Colony Theatre, Wertheim Auditorium at Florida
International University, Temble Beth Am, Coral Gables
Congregational Church and other South Florida venues.
is a non-profit corporation formed in 1955 and is tax exempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenu Code.