Chamber music is traditionally played by a small group of musicians, usually between three and nine players.
The "chamber" refers to the 19th century origins of performing this music in a chamber (small room) to allow to the intimate character and finer nuances of the music to be felt and heard. There is no conductor involved in chamber music and each individual musician each play a solo part --- as opposed to an orchestra where the musicians may all play the same part.
Today, chamber music in played in many different venues, including large concert halls and encompasses many different styles, including contemporary and traditional jazz, classical and world genres.
Experts in the field of classical music largely agree that chamber music is one of the most sophisticated forms of music.
PRIZM Ensemble utilizes chamber music to assist in youth development: the practice, discipline, performance, time management and collaboration between musicians provides invaluable life lessons to our participants.