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The Atlanta Chamber Players Proudly Presents our 41st Season:

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9/27/16

Quickly Composed Trios, including a World Premiere!

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:30 pm

Tavern opens for British Pub menu at 6:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Venue Website: shakespearetavern.com
Tickets are no longer on sale
Tickets $24-$15


 

“Opening Concert: Quickly Composed Trios”

Albert ROUSSEL Trio for flute, viola and cello, Op. 40
Mark BULLER Motion Studies (World Premiere)
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, op. 97, Archduke Trio

 

Todd Skitch, flute • Ted Gurch, clarinet
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin • Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Catherine Lynn, viola • Brad Ritchie, cello
Julie Albers, cello • Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

The Atlanta Chamber Players open our season at the New American Shakespeare Tavern with a concert consisting of three trios. Each piece was composed very quickly, showing off the inherent talents of the featured composers.

Composed in just 15 days during September of 1929, Albert Roussel's trio for flute, viola, and cello is an elegant work that highlights the flute in particular. A marvelous French composer, Roussel was also a renowned teacher whose composition students included Bohuslav Martinu, Erik Satie, and Edgard Varese.

The ACP is pleased to present the World Premiere of Mark Buller's Motion Studies at our opening concert. The third movement of his trio was composed in just 14 days for the Rapido! Composition Contest. As the National Grand Prize Winner of the contest, Buller was commissioned to expand his piece to three movements. Though based in Houston, Texas, Buller will be in attendance at the concert. As part of his Grand Prize, his new piece will be performed by chamber ensembles in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Francisco later this season. In addition, Atlanta audiences will be able to hear his new Rapido! commission for the Atlanta Symphony on June 1st and 3rd. The ACP would like to gratefully acknowledge that none of the Rapido! Contest activities would be possible without the support of the Antinori Foundation.

The evening will conclude with Beethoven’s masterful Piano Trio No. 7, widely known as the Archduke Trio. Although he had made a few sketches in the summer of 1810, the piece was largely composed by Beethoven between March 3 and 26 in 1811, with an outpouring of musical inspiration. Dedicated to his pupil and patron Archduke Rudolph, the youngest son of Emperor Leopold II, this trio is one of Beethoven's most powerful and penetrating works of art.

Join us for the Tavern’s pub dinner and drinks before the concert, or just come in time for the start of the performance. Doors open at 6:15, concert begins at 7:30 (ticket price does not include dinner or drinks).

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12/04/16

Classic Works

Sunday, December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Venue Website: aasynagogue.org

Purchase Tickets Online or call 866-811-4111

$20 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Students

Convenient, free public parking

 

“Brahms and Vaughan Williams” 

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Lark Ascending for violin and piano

Johannes BRAHMS Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAM

Piano Quintet in C minor

 

Alcides Rodrigues, clarinet • David Coucheron, violin
Catherine Lynn, viola • Brad Ritchie, cello
Colin Corner, double bass • Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

We are pleased to return to the Ahavath Achim Synagogue for a concert featuring the timeless music of Johannes Brahms and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Lark Ascending is possibly the most popular piece of music written by a British composer. Written in 1914 on the eve of World War I, the piece conjures up images of the pastoral life of England. Often heard in an orchestrated version, the ACP presents the piece as it was originally written - for piano and violin.

The Brahms Trio on this concert is a beautiful showcase for all three instruments, but most particularly the clarinet. Written in the twilight of his career, it was inspired by the playing of clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld. Brahms went on to compose three more clarinet-focused works with Mühlfeld in mind. They are all treasures of the literature. Last on the program for our concert at the Synagogue will be the Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet. Like Schubert's famous Trout quintet, Vaughan Williams includes a double bass, giving us the opportunity for new ASO Principal Bassist Colin Corner to make his ACP debut. One of the composer's earliest works, this piece is heavily influenced by Brahms and is sure to be a highlight of the season.

Audience members at this concert are encouraged to stay afterwards for a lovely post-concert reception from our friends at the synagogue. All are welcome!


1/22/17

Free Community Concert with Indra Thomas

Sunday, January 22, 2017
4:00 pm

Spelman College
Sister's Chapel
Atlanta, GA 30310
Driving Directions to Spelman

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“Free Community Concert”



The ACP will perform a FREE concert at Spelman College as a way of giving back to our community. ACP musicians will perform and we are presenting a special guest artist: soprano Indra Thomas! The program for the concert will be released soon, but you can reserve space now to ensure your place for this once in a lifetime free concert event.

Tickets are completely free, but audiences are able to reserve space in advance to guarantee admission.




 

1/31/17

Concert in Lawrenceville

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:30 pm

550 Trackside
550 N Clayton St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Venue Website: 550trackside.com/

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$20 Adults, $15 Seniors, $10 Students

Convenient, free public parking

"Gwinnett Concert"
Presented by BrandBank

 

Featuring Special Guest Artist: Indra Thomas, soprano

The ACP's concert in Gwinnett last year was well received and we are thrilled to be coming back!

This concert is presented by BrandBank.

 


3/6/2017

Concert at KSU

Monday, March 6, 2017
8:00 pm

KSU's Bailey Performance Center
1000 Chastain Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30144

Tickets will be on sale soon through the KSU Box Office Tickets $10-$20

Free public parking

 

“Concert at Kennesaw State: All-Norwegian Program” 

Johan HALVORSEN (based on theme by HANDEL)

Passacaglia for Violin and Cello

Edvard GRIEG

Violin Sonata in C minor,

Edvard GRIEG

Andante con moto in C minor for Piano Trio

Edvard GRIEG

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op.36

Christian SINDING

Suite im alten Stil, Op.10

 

Special guest: Efe Baltacigil, cello
David Coucheron, violin • Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

The ACP will perform at Kennesaw's Bailey Performing Arts Center. ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron and his sister, pianist Julie Coucheron will perform works composed in their native land of Norway. Pieces will include works by Edvard Grieg, as well as Christian Sinding who was regarded by many as Grieg's successor, as they were both Norwegian composers of international renown.

Violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, an ACP regular and a faculty member at Kennesaw State, will also perform at this concert. And, the ACP is joined by a special guest artist, cellist Efe Baltacigil. Hailing from Turkey, Baltacigil is currently the Principal Cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and a member artist of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Audiences will get to experience the sound of two extraordinary instruments as well. Baltacigil plays a Francesco Rugieri cello made in Cremona in 1680, and David Coucheron will be performing on his 1725 Stradivarius!

This concert will also be livestreamed for free online, so please inform your friends across the globe to tune in!

 



3/07/17

The Music of Norway

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:30 pm

St. Dunstans's Episcopal Church
4393 Garmon Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Venue Website: stdunstan.net

Purchase Tickets online or call 866-811-4111

Tickets are $20; $15 for Seniors over 65, and $10 for students (with ID)

Free public parking

 

 

“Music of Norway, Featuring Efe Baltacigil”

Johan HALVORSEN (based on theme by HANDEL)

Passacaglia for Violin and Cello

Edvard GRIEG

Violin Sonata in C minor,

Edvard GRIEG

Andante con moto in C minor for Piano Trio

Edvard GRIEG

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op.36

Christian SINDING

Suite im alten Stil, Op.10

 

Special guest: Efe Baltacigil, cello
David Coucheron, violin • Julie Coucheron, piano
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

This will be a very special evening as ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron and his sister, pianist Julie Coucheron bring our audiences on a journey to their homeland of Norway. Pieces will include works by Edvard Grieg, as well as Christian Sinding who was regarded by many as Grieg's successor, because they were both Norwegian composers of international renown.

The concert includes a special guest artist, cellist Efe Baltacigil. Hailing from Turkey, Baltacigil is currently the Principal Cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and a member artist of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Audiences at this concert will get to experience the sound of two extraordinary instruments as well. Baltacigil plays a Francesco Rugieri cello made in Cremona in 1680, and David Coucheron will be performing on his 1725 Stradivarius!

This is the first time the ACP is performing at St. Dunstan's Church. We cannot wait to welcome you to their intimate gem of a sanctuary! We think it is the perfect venue for chamber music.

 


04/03/17

ACP at the SoundNow Festival of Contemporary Music

Monday, April 3, 2017
8:00 pm

Kopleff Hall
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
Venue Website: music.gsu.edu

Concert Details and Tickets will be available soon!

 

“The SoundNow Festival Presents: the Atlanta Chamber Players and neoPhonia ” 

Mark BULLER Motion Studies
TBA Other Works To Be Announced

 

Ted Gurch, clarinet • Helen Hwaya Kim, violin Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

The Atlanta Chamber Players have joined as participants in the SoundNow Festival of Contemporary Music. The week-long celebration of new music will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from April 3rd through April 8th. The ensemble is pleased to present an encore performance of the winning commission from the most recent Rapido! Composition Contest. Composer Mark Buller's won the competition in January of 2016 with one movement of the work currently being presented. The ACP gave the World Premiere of the completed and expanded piece in September of 2016.

The ACP will share a concert bill with neoPhonia, a new music ensemble from Georgia State University. Ticket information will be available later this season, and more details about SoundNow will be posted soon at the festival website.



5/09/17

Closing Concert: World Premiere, Blue Danube

Sunday, May 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Tavern opens for British Pub menu at 6:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Venue Website: shakespearetavern.com
Tickets on sale through the Shakespeare Tavern box office
Tickets $24-$15
Purchase tickets online or call 404-874-5299


 

“Closing Concert: World Premiere, Blue Danube”

Béla BARTÓK Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Richard PRIOR World Premiere of piece commissioned by the ACP
Joaquin TURINA Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Johann STRAUSS Blue Danube, arranged for piano 4-hands

 

Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet • Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Catherine Lynn, viola • Charae Krueger, cello
Julie Coucheron, piano • Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

The Atlanta Chamber Players close our season at the New American Shakespeare Tavern with a dynamic program that includes something for everyone! Strauss's Blue Danube waltz is one of the best-known pieces of music worldwide, and we will hear a rollicking arrangement for piano 4-hands. Turina's Piano Quartet shows off his Andalusian roots, with Spanish folk music style and flare throughout the piece.

The ACP commissioned Atlanta-based composer Richard Prior for a new work. Prior is an active composer, conductor, and composition professor at Emory University.

Join us for the Tavern’s pub dinner and drinks before the concert, or just come in time for the start of the performance. Doors open at 6:15, concert begins at 7:30 (ticket price does not include dinner or drinks).


Subscription Series

The ACP's Soirée Series

SoireeThe Atlanta Chamber Players perform eight subscription Soirée events per year in homes and intimate settings in the Atlanta metro area. This informal series complements the group’s formal public artistic concerts. The soirées are typically fully subscribed with a waiting list and are limited to approximately 75 attendees at each event, depending on the size and available performance space of the home.

A growing list of loyal and passionate supporters eagerly await the chance to hear beautiful music performed expertly by leading musicians of the Atlanta Symphony, see incredible local homes, learn about chamber music, instruments, and composers and meet other chamber music enthusiasts. Our Soirée audience and ACP musicians count these experiences among their favorite musical outlets. Contact us for information on how to become a Soirée subscriber or for information on hosting one of our Soirée evenings. When available, individual tickets to each Soirée event are $120 per person. Email us or call 404-594-3445 to inquire about availability.