A “gem of a series”
—The New York Times
“... impressive addition to New York’s cultural ecosystem”
—Time Out New York
“Music, art and good food are an integral part to this inventive new festival”
—The New Yorker
The Chelsea Music Festival vision is to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts.
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.