Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
War and Peace
America is engaged in one of the longest and most challenging wars of our history. We share this thought-provoking program that explores works written in protest and remembrance of wartime as we examine this struggling aspect of humanity through a musical lens.
WALKER Lyric for Strings
GINASTERA Impresiones de la Puna
SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 8 in C minor for Strings, Op. 110 (1960)
STRAVINSKY Histoire du soldat
Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Kyle Lombard – Violins
Richard Brice – Viola
Tahirah Whittington – Cello
David Berry – Piano
THE RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS, is hailed by The Baltimore Sun as “one of the most interesting and dynamic ensembles to emerge in recent years.” Boasting some of the world’s preeminent musicians spanning the African diaspora, it brings a fresh, new energy to the classical music genre. Its members perform with prestigious organizations such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the London Symphony.
Founded in 2002 by clarinetist and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson, the Ritz Chamber Players present a landmark subscription series at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida which combines exceptional artistry on stage with inspiring educational programs in schools and throughout the community. Through its concert series in Jacksonville and performances across the United States, the Ritz Chamber Players continues to build the participation of multicultural audiences that reflect our diverse society.