Linton Chamber Music's Mission
Linton Chamber Music enriches Greater Cincinnati with extraordinary concerts in intimate spaces.
- To this end, Linton
- inspires exceptional artists to perform great music
- engages audiences through proximity and education
- ensures sustainability through fiscal responsibility and artistic excellence
- In 1978, the Linton Chamber Music Series began as a "thank you" concert for members of the First Unitarian Church on Linton Street in Avondale. Founded by Richard Waller, then principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Sunday series grew in popularity, bringing together world-renowned visiting artists and members of the CSO as well as top-notch musicians from the region to perform concerts.
- In 1993, Linton Chamber Music became one of six national grantees of the Chamber Music America Presenter Expansion Program. This grant enabled Linton Chamber Music to hire its first full-time administrative director.
- July 1994, Linton formed its own board of directors and became Linton Incorporated; it received its 501(c)(3) designation in February of 1995.
- In 1994, Linton began an innovative concert series designed to reach and develop young audiences: Peanut Butter & Jam SessionsTM for two to six year-old children and their families.
- In 1999, in response to continued sell-out crowds, Linton launched Encore! Linton, with presenting repeat performances of Sunday matinee concerts on Monday evenings in a suburban venue, currently held at Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland.
- The 2009-10 season marked an exciting new era in Linton’s history. For 30 years, Founding Director Richard Waller worked to build Linton Chamber Music. In May 2009, he was awarded the Scripps-Corbett Lifetime Achievement Award. After Mr. Waller announced his retirement, the high quality reputation of the series, enabled Linton to appoint world-class artists Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson as its new Artistic Directors