We’ve made some changes this year and we hope you like them. First we decided to change the time and the day of the week we have the concerts. During an informal survey, we learned that members would like something on a day other than Sunday and in the evening. Here’s our first event:
The Annapolis Chamber Players
Two x Five
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7 PM
Presbyterian Church of Easton, Easton, MD
The Annapolis Chamber Players present famous and lesser-known Romantic quintets for clarinet, French horn, violin, cello and piano by Vaughan Williams and Fibich.
Formed in 2004, The Annapolis Chamber Players is a collective of Baltimore-Washington, DC-Annapolis musicians who come together to play chamber music. Members regularly play with ensembles such as the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Naval Academy Band, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble, and Trio Simpatico. From duos to octets, Baroque to 21st century, the Players’ professional and relaxed style brings classical favorites and lesser-known chamber music gems for winds, strings, and keyboard to life.
Kristin Bakkegard is an active freelance violinist and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. She is the Associate Principal 2nd Violin of the Annapolis Symphony, who also performs with the Richmond Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, Apollo Chamber Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra.
Heidi Brown regularly performs with Great Noise Ensemble, Trio Simpatico, and the Monumental Brass Quintet. She is on faculty at the International School of Music teaching Early Childhood Music, as well as private brass lessons.
Clarinetist, Phyllis Crossen-Richardson, has performed extensively as a chamber musician and recitalist throughout the United States and Europe. Currently she is the Artistic Director of ACP, performing with the group, and with Trio Simpatico, Crossen Duo, and as a freelance musician in the Baltimore-Washington DC area.
With arresting interpretations and broad musical versatility, American-Bulgarian pianist Stefan Petrov has captivated classical music audiences as a soloist and a chamber musician in venues across Europe, North America and the Caribbean. His performances have been broadcast on CBC (Canada), WDAV (NC), WFMT (Chicago), WMRA(VA) and Bulgarian National TV and Radio.
Croatian cellist, Dorotea Racz, has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, as well as North and South America, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Mozarteum in Salzburg. An ardent chamber musician, Racz is a founding member of Racz-Samogray Duo and Ensemble Accendo. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on HRT Radio and Television.
The series is funded by freewill offerings and by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. 410-822-3324