Ritz Chamber Players

Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, April 8, 2011
1:00 AM
Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$25 reserved seat
$50 Dining package
Free Parking in South Lot

Program

Boasting some of the world’s preeminent musicians spanning the African diaspora, the Ritz Chamber Players are dedicated to showcasing the works of African-American composers. Its members perform with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and the London Symphony. They group has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the Madison and Amelia Island chamber music festivals. The Ritz Chamber Players have appeared on National Public Radio and on the televised 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

“one of the most interesting and dynamic ensembles to emerge in recent years”
- The Baltimore Sun

Program Notes

QUILTER: Three Pastoral  Songs, Op.22
LEON: Oh Yemanja—“Mother’s Prayer” from Scourge of Hyacinths
PERKINSON: String Quartet No.1 based on the spiritual “Calvary”
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25