C lose your eyes and you’ll think you’re at Carnegie Hall. Open your wallet and you’ll find you’re still solvent.

This Saturday, Nov. 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society will present an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary music performed by a quartet of world-class musicians, and the tickets will cost only $20 at the door.

Cofounder and artistic director of MVCMS, not to mention world-renowned pianist, Delores Stevens of Chilmark and Pacific Palisades, Calif., discussed the upcoming program earlier this week. “Every concert requires what I call a ‘big deal’ piece, and for this coming recital it’s going to be the Dvorak’s Piano Concerto No. 2 E Flat Major, a real crowd-pleaser,” she said, humming a few of the signature notes. “Dvorak wrote it two years before he arrived in the United States in 1891. It’s what I call ‘thick’ with elements; folklore, Oriental influences, and it pits the piano against the strings.”

Mozart will also be part of the evening highlights with his Trio No. 3 in E Major. “It’s perfect,” enthused Ms. Stevens, “All his piano trios are perfect. I start every practice, every morning with Mozart.”

The concert will include Stephanie Chase on violin, Scott Woolweaver on viola, Scott Kluksdahl on cello, and Delores Stevens on piano.

Ms. Stevens handpicked solo pieces to complement the virtuosity of each of her performers. Scott Woolweaver is a celebrated artist associated with various chamber music groups in Boston and Europe. He will perform Elegio Op. 30 by Vieuxtemps on a viola made in Vienna in 1737.

Ms. Chase debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 8 and has gone on to tour internationally. She was praised in Newhouse newspapers as “one of the violin greats of our era.” She will play Corelli’s Sonata No. 12 in D Major.

Cellist Scott Kluksdahl will undertake a newly commissioned piece by contemporary composer Phillip Lasser (b. 1962), entitled Vocalize.

“We make a regular effort to commission new pieces,” said Ms. Stevens about the new Lasser composition. “But it’s nothing to be frightened of,” she added with a knowing laugh about audiences skittish about modern “serious” music, so often dissonant and, accordingly, difficult to enjoy. “It’s very smooth and beautiful.”

When asked about the difference between the summer and fall programs, Ms. Stevens said that the summer is easier to curate. “We’re assured of a good audience for the twice-weekly performances done over the course of six weeks in the season. But during this time of the year, we’re eager to give back to the community.” Hence the same brilliantly qualified musicians and music, combined with low ticket prices and free admission for kids.

Another aspect of the Society’s mission is to furnish free instruction and instruments to Vineyard children. “In the big cities, exposure to good music and teachers is a given,” Ms. Stevens observed. “But on the Island, we need to reach out to families and bring great music to them.”

Ms. Stevens did admit that commissioning performers for Vineyard concerts can pose a challenge. After agreeing to do the Thanksgiving program, Scott Woolweaver was offered a two-week tour with the Boston Pops. Thus, immediately following the program on Saturday night, he will rent a boat in order to be back in Boston and ready to leave the city to go on tour at 6 a.m.

Ms. Stevens recalled another episode when the bookings were a little too close for comfort. This occurred several years ago when violinist Marylou Speaker Churchill required immediate passage from the Vineyard to a concert in Tanglewood. “We had to pack her two-million dollar violin onto a private ferry,” Ms. Steven said. “Can you imagine if that had sunk?”

Asked to provide a critique of Island music venues and the acoustics thereof, Ms. Steven said “The Chilmark Community Center where we started 39 years ago, produces a richer sound for the performers than it does for people in the audience, and it’s the reverse at the Whaling Church.”

And the Union Chapel?

“It’s a fun place and we performed there for many years, but musically it’s weird,” she said with a warm chuckle. “The music doesn’t know what to do with itself.” One only has to be reminded of the origami-shaped roof line to understand this reference.

As for her off-Island preferences, Ms. Stevens said “Boston Symphony Hall is great, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is close to perfection.”

David Rhoderick, the Board president of MVCMS, has high hopes for a good turn-out for this coming Saturday. “People always love to get out after Thanksgiving,” he said. “And we can’t stress enough our desire to have this be our gift to the community, performances that you would hear in any great concert hall.”

One never knows when a love of Mozart or Dvorak will descend, but conventional wisdom has it occurring during the very first moment of hearing it. So on Saturday be sure to bring the whole family. After all, it’s never too soon, or too late, to expose someone to music with the staying power of centuries.

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Thanksgiving Concert begins Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church, Edgartown. Tickets are $20 at the door with students and children admitted free. For more details, visit mvcms.org.