Southwest Chamber Players

Southwest Chamber Players Gala 25th Anniversary Concerts

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their triumphant return to the concert stage of Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church with a pair of concerts Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.. Following a two-year hiatus caused by the scourge of the coronavirus pandemic, this happy occasion will mark the amateur organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Founded in March 1997, the Players’ history has paralleled the growth and development of our Southwest neighborhood by mounting nearly two hundred concert programs.

These two (different) programs will feature works of the great masters Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Poulenc, Shostakovich, and others. The performers will include Southwesters Gwyn Jones, flute and her pianist Rosanne Conway; Caleb Johnson, violin and viola; and Joyce Bouvier. They’ll be augmented by longtime favorites Julia Goudimova, cello; Nancy Genovese and Harold Yaffe, clarinet; Dilyana Kirova, bassoon; Marje Palmieri, soprano, and Stephen Brown and David Ehrlich, piano. And cameos from the D.C. Public Library’s Brown Bag series’ Vasily Popov, cello, and Ralitza Patcheva, piano. A few newcomers will add sparkle: Mayron Tsong, piano; Paul Blanchard, tenor; U.S. military band members Luke Wedge, violin, and Hrant Parsamian, cello; and the Mtingo clarinet quartet.

To observe certain precautions, all attendees need to be vaccinated. Capacity will be limited to 75 people, and social distancing will be required.

The Friday night concert will be available to view online via a livestream. Click below to access.


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