In 1998, three longtime San Francisco Bay Area music patrons, Jane Roos Le Roux, Jane Galante and Barbara Barclay, recognized that while chamber music ensembles contribute significantly to the cultural life of the Bay Area, they generally lack the tools and staffing for audience development; and because most are not tax-exempt entities, they are rarely in the position to garner the contributed support that organizations in other disciplines receive.
The founders saw a distinct need for a local service organization to support this art form in the Bay Area, and launched the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM). Since then, SFFCM has become a valuable organization serving all who cherish chamber music as an art form.
Today, we serve ensembles through our Fiscal Sponsorship and Musical Grant Programs, and build new audiences by presenting the annual SFMusic Day – Live+Free.
In 2010, SFFCM was honored to be nationally recognized by Chamber Music America when it received the prestigious CMAcclaim Award for its extraordinary contributions in the field of chamber music.
P.O Box 470337
Phone: (415) 967-3326