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Ritz Chamber Players at The Cummer

Oct

17

Photo By Robin Holland

Join us for a new series featuring music by the Ritz Chamber Players, Jacksonville’s dynamic ensemble group made up of members who perform with prestigious organizations including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the London Symphony. Founded in 2000 by clarinetist and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson, the Ritz Chamber Players will the fill the Hixon Auditorium on four Tuesdays afternoons throughout the year with classical music that has a fresh, energetic flavor.

The theme for the October 23 concert is “Beauty is Pain” and will feature a listener-friendly program of sublime beauty which cleverly hides the artistic angst underneath. An expansive cast of strings join the piano and winds for a unique musical excursion!

CRUSELL Clarinet Quartet No.2 in Eb Major, Op. 4

PREVIN Four Songs Text: Toni Morrison for Soprano, cello, and piano

MOZART Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493

Alison Buchanan – Soprano, Kyle Lombard – Violin, Chauncey Patterson – Viola, Patrice Jackson-Tilghman  – Cello, and Terrance Wilson – Piano

The Ritz Chamber Players Coffee Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be followed by coffee and a sweet treat. Plus, while you are here, make sure to visit the Galleries and Gardens and take in the beauty. Attendance is free for members while non-members will pay the Museum entry fee. Seating is limited, so please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations.

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