Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Friday Concert Series Brings Annapolis Chamber Players to Washington College March 2

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Washington College Music Department continues its free lunchtime concert series, “12 at Hotchkiss,” on Friday, March 2, at noon with the Annapolis Chamber Players, featuring faculty member Phyllis Crossen-Richardson on clarinet. Crossen-Richardson, who serves as artistic director of ACP, will be joined by flutist Gail Vehslage, violist and violinist Jonathan Richards, cellist Elizabeth Meszaros, and pianist David Ballena.
The concert will take place in Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. It will include selections of movements from Carl Maria von Weber’s Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano; Beethoven’s Trio Op. 1, No. 3 for Violin, Cello, and Piano; and Brahms’ Trio Op. 113 for Clarinet, Cello and Piano.
Formed in 2004, the Annapolis Chamber Players grew out of collaborative ventures dating back to the 1990s. The ensemble specializes in mixed chamber music and performs music from the Baroque to the 21st century, interchanging winds, strings, and keyboard instruments. Their innovative programming features Classics & Gems: chamber “favorites” complimented by lesser-known gems of the repertoire for two to eight players.
The Annapolis Chamber Players are devoted to fostering an appreciation of mixed chamber music for all ages. More information about the ensemble can be found on

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