Concerts International is in its 51st season of bringing the world's finest chamber music concerts to Memphis area audiences. It’s as if, for each of our five concerts a season, Carnegie Hall was magically transported to Memphis -- with affordable ticket prices! Whether you’re a novice or an experienced classical music fan, we strive to provide an intimate and unforgettable musical experience for our audiences at every concert. This commitment has made us a beloved part of the cultural life of Memphis.
We are also committed to providing opportunities for our artists to share their incredible gifts with our city's aspiring student musicians and for these students to learn from the world’s best. In addition, we strive to introduce chamber music to new audiences, through outreach activities at schools, colleges, retirement communities, museums, and many other places throughout the greater Memphis community. Concerts International is so much more than just a concert presenter, we are a partner in sharing the power of music with our community.
Concerts International is a non-profit 501 (3)(c) organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors, with only one administrative employee, so we rely heavily on the active participation of our board members. You’ll see them welcoming you at our concerts, giving out programs, and taking tickets, but they also select and hire the musical ensembles, arrange publicity, market our subscriptions and ticket sales, handle the accounting, and act as host families for the visiting musicians. Our concerts depend on the continuing generosity of our donors, subscribers, and concert sponsors.
Concerts International has a premier relationship with the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, and has established a cooperative marketing alliance with GPAC and four other premiere classical music presenting organizations in Memphis: Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, Iris Collective, and the Memphis Chamber Music Society.