Oakwood Chamber Players kick off 2012-2013 concert series at the ArboretumWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
The Friends of the Arboretum welcome the Oakwood Chamber Players back for another season of engaging performances.
This season’s four-concert series begins September 16 with remaining programs scheduled February 3, March 17 and May 5.
These concerts will be held in the Arboretum Visitor Center Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Each of this season’s concerts feature collections of pieces that have something in common.
Kicking off the 2012-2013 season is a concert entitled “Twenty-somethings.” All of the pieces were written by composers in their twenties.
“The Americas” concert in February features work by composers from North, Central and South America. And the “Influences” concert focuses on the work of French composers and their mentors.
The Oakwood Chamber Players have a strong association with composers who write and arrange works for unique combinations of instruments, so their audiences are frequently fortunate to be the first to hear certain arrangements.
For “The Movies,” the final concert of the 2012-2013 season, film composer Ian Honeyman, a former student of Players violinist Leyla Sanyer at Oregon High School, has created a special arrangement of his music from Disney’s “Lily the Witch.”
He has also composed music for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
Members of the group have come and gone over the years, but the present core membership of violin, cello, flute, clarinet, horn and piano has not changed substantially.
For five of the eight members of today’s Oakwood Chamber Players, music is their career. The others play professionally outside of their daily work as a physician, a biochemist, and a professor.
Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Tickets for Arboretum concerts will be available at the door. For more information, click here..