Atlanta Chamber Players perform at Kennesaw State

The Atlanta Chamber Players‚ joined by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Christina…

Georgia (Mar 6, 2002) — Atlanta Chamber Players perform at Kennesaw State



The Atlanta Chamber Players‚ joined by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Christina Smith‚ will perform at Kennesaw State University on March 18. The concert‚ titled "Exotica‚" features compositions by J.S. Bach‚ Dvorak‚ Martinu and Villa−Lobos.

"The program is an exotic blend of folk−inspired tunes and vigorous rhythms‚" says ACP pianist Paula Peace. Peace‚ violinist Christopher Pulgram and cellist Brad Ritchie form the core of the Atlanta Chamber Players‚ which was founded in 1976. They traditionally add guest artists‚ like Smith‚ to explore a larger repertory of chamber music.

The core ensemble will perform Dvorak's "Piano Trio in A Minor‚ Op. 90" or "Dumky." Smith will join them for Bach's "Sonata in A Minor‚" Villa−Lobos's "Assobio a Jato" or "Jet Whistle" and Martinu's "Trio for Flute‚ Cello and Piano."

"The Martinu piece is mildly contemporary in hot pepper content‚ and it's always well received by audiences because of the infectious excitement he creates with colors‚ textures and rhythms‚" Peace says.

The Atlanta Chamber Players have been in residence at Kennesaw State University since 1996‚ performing concerts and presenting lectures. In addition to producing several successful CDs‚ they regularly perform throughout the Atlanta area. They have appeared in more than 200 cities nationally. Last year‚ they made their international debut with critically acclaimed concerts in Paris‚ Orleans and Burgundy.

The "Exotica" concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Tickets are $10. Call 770−423−6650 for reservations.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


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