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Atlanta Chamber Players
Elizabeth Pridgen, Artistic Director/Piano
A mixed ensemble of strings, winds and piano founded in 1976, the Atlanta Chamber Players have earned a national reputation as pioneers among arts organizations in the Southeast, through acclaimed performances and recordings of traditional masterpieces, contemporary classics, and specially-commissioned works by American composers.
The ACP returns for their annual Spivey Hall performance, joined by noted soloists and chamber musicians Amy Schwartz Moretti and Julie Albers.
Bohuslav Martinů’s Three Madrigals for violin and viola received its premiere performance in 1947 to great critical acclaim and continues to be among the most popular duos performed today. ACP favorites Helen Kim and Cathy Lynn open the concert with this work inspired by Czech folk elements and the English madrigal.
The Piano Trio of Claude Debussy is an early chamber piece that evokes a unique style not necessarily associated with the composer’s more mature works. It gives listeners the rare opportunity to hear the teenage voice of this remarkable composer on the cusp of great genius. Amy Schwartz Moretti and Julie Albers are joined by their regular trio partner and ACP Artistic Director Elizabeth Pridgen in this delightful work.
All five players combine forces to close the program with Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. A dark and powerful work, it is one of the great masterpieces in all chamber music literature.
Program"2 + 3"
Bohuslav MARTINŮ Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
(Helen Hwaya Kim, violin; Cathy Lynn, viola)
Claude DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G major
(Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano)
Johannes BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
(Helen Hwaya Kim and Amy Schwartz Moretti, violins; Catherine Lynn, viola; Julie Albers, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano)