The musicians of the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble came to St. Luke on Tuesday April 14, 2015, to give a concert called, “Classically Funny.” The concert was well attended both by church members and friends, as well as other friends and contacts of the Ensemble members, and everyone enjoyed the excellent music and the sense of humor in the music being played, which ranged from Haydn’s Surprise Symphony to a song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” to movements from the “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saens.
The Ensemble included Alana (Alex) Carithers on violin, Jay Ferree on horn, Matt Gold on bass, Jennifer Lawson on flute, James Peak (baritone), Adrian Pintea on violin, Elizabeth Richards on cello, Samuel Rothstein on clarinet, Thomas Schneider on bassoon, Molly Sharp on viola, Rachel Velvikis on horn, Shawn Welk on oboe, and Maria Yefimova on piano. These musicians currently perform with the Richmond Symphony or are faculty members at Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, or the University of Richmond.
The Ensemble will be returning for another concert at St. Luke, on May 22, 2016. The concert theme is A Season of Hope and will include:
Wind Quintet, Op.88, No 2 in E flat Major by Anton Reicha (1770-1836)
Eclogue Op 10 by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Pastorale et Arlequinade by Eugene Goossens (1893-1962)
Octet in F Major, D.803 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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