To the editors:

Thanks for shining the spotlight on chamber music in “The Care and Funding of Chamber Music” (January 17). But the Chicago String Ensemble reached its 15th season with the support of the music critics and without an advertising budget stretching to the dailies. We do have, in addition to talent, a small but professional staff and hard working volunteer board members who spend time building an image, not knocking the press.

Rosalie Harris

President

Chicago String Ensemble