Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Atlanta Composers and Classical Revolution on Friday

Classical Revolution brings classical music to the community by performing in non traditional venues such as bars, cafes, etc. The group was founded in San Francisco, but has spread to other cities throughout the United States. This Friday, June 3rd, at 8pm the Atlanta group will hold a performance at a the TahCha Teahouse in Atlanta. Featured on this program will be works by Atlanta composers Michael Kurth and Nicole Chamberlain.

Michael Kurth will have two pieces performed by Andy Zaplatynsky (former concertmaster for Syracuse), Ronda Respess (ASO violin), William Johnston (viola), and Jennifer Humphreys (ASO cello). The string quartet will perform "Mean Old Pony Tango", a fun latin tango, and "Torcedura Azul", a rhythmically driven piece with some blues influence. Michael Kurth's music has been recently performed by the Riverside Chamber Players and he was commissioned to write a fanfare ,"May Cause Dizziness", for ASO's Robert Spano's 10th anniversary which was performed in March. When Kurth is not writing, you can hear him perform bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Nicole Chamberlain will have her flute and guitar piece, "Valentine", performed by the Chamberlain Duo. The piece was written for her husband, and this will be a world premiere performance. You can hear the composer's next premiere by the Atlanta Opera on October 29 at the Wren's Nest where she has been commissioned to write an children's opera based on the Br'er Rabbit stories.

Classical Revolution events are a great place to meet some of Atlanta's professional classical musicians. Unlike the traditional concert setting, there is no backstage for the musicians to run to after a performance. So many of the musicians will be lingering to listen to peers or to converse about the performance. Don't miss a fantastic networking opportunity to introduce performers to your music!

TahCha Teahouse
3352-c Chamblee Tucker Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341

Suggested donation: $5

This month's ticket drawing: winner receives a pass for 4 tickets to an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert of choice at Verizon Ampitheater.

1 comment:

Nicole Chamberlain said...

You can listen to the Atlanta Founders, Jessica Sherer and Bill Johnston, talk about the group here: http://www.pba.org/programming/programs/citycafe/