The Mill Ave Chamber Players bring family favorites to North Scottsdale, at Episcopal Church of the Nativity (22405 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255) at 4PM on May 12. |
Narrated tales of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and "Aesop's Fables" composed by American composer Rebecca Oswald set to music by the Mill Ave Chamber Players.
Members of The Mill Ave Chamber Players hold many prestigious awards and accolades, performing at national and international venues. The ensemble was formed in 2007 with an entrepreneurial grant from Arizona State University and has since become a prominent voice in chamber music and education in the Phoenix Area.
With education and outreach as one of its core goals, the Mill Ave Chamber Players (MACP) was a part of the after school program ARTSpace, and has held an instrument fundraiser that resulted in the purchase of two French horns for Phoenix students in need. MACP has collaborated with local dance and theater studios to produce annual productions of the Nutcracker, including most recently for the Phoenix Children's First Academy, the largest school for homeless children in the United States. MACP has held residencies at Glendale and Paradise Valley Community Colleges, where performances and discussions were held with music majors and general humanities students, culminating in performances for students and community members focused on themes and music discussed during residency.
MACP was featured on Southwest Season Ticket Concerts and recorded in KBAQ's new studios. In 2012, the ensemble was featured at the Southwest Horn Conference where, in collaboration with the Phoenix Chamber Brass, gave the US Premiere of "Navajo Mandala" by Kerry Turner. This work was again performed in the Centennial Celebration of Arizona's statehood in February 2012.
Another core goal of the ensemble is to bring music to communities not serviced by larger organizations. MACP just finished the second season of a growing chamber music series it launched at the United Church of Sun City. This series is held mid-morning to create a more social environment, much like the origins of chamber music. Audience and performers converse throughout the concert to have a more interactive experience. This series will be expanding for 2013-14 into other areas of the valley.
Learn more about MACP at www.millavechamberplayers.com
Episcopal Church of the Nativity (View)
22405 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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