Artist Series Welcomes American Chamber Players
WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will welcome the American Chamber Players to Hughes Auditorium on Nov. 4, 2011, for its second Artist Series event of the academic year. The concert is free and open to the public; the doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Student Center.
The American Chamber Players was founded in 1985 by Miles Hoffman, a violist who also serves as a music commentator for National Public Radio’s news program “Morning Edition.” The repertoire of the group ranges from familiar classical masterpieces to contemporary works and has earned accolades from reviewers at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune and The Palm Beach Daily News. They have toured at concert series through North America and also traveled to Paris for a series of special gala concerts at the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale.
“I was very impressed with the American Chamber Players’ musicianship, technical prowess, interesting repertoire, interactive precision in the ensemble and good will toward the audience,” said Dr. Don Zent, professor of keyboard studies at Asbury University. “For our concert, they will perform a wide array of musical styles including compositions by Mozart, Poulenc, Bruch, Ginestera and Lekue.”
The broadest definition of chamber music is any composition played by a small number of musicians with one performer per part. Several members of the five-piece ACP hold advanced degrees from The Juilliard School in New York. To hear a sample of Brahms' Quartet in G MInor, click here:
A third Artist Series concert will take place in the spring semester. Asbury University will distribute 300 free tickets to a University of Kentucky Opera Theatre performance of the comic opera “Falstaff” by Guiseppe Verdi on Feb. 24, 2012, at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Ky. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to students, faculty, staff and community members (Jan. 24-31) at the Fine Arts office on Asbury’s campus.