Events at the Tavern: Atlanta Chamber Players Present:  Trios Composed Quickly (Sept 27)

Tue, September 27, 2016 7:30 pm

“Opening Concert: Trios Composed Quickly”

Albert ROUSSEL Trio for flute, viola and cello, Op. 40

Mark BULLER Motion Studies (World Premiere)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, op. 97, Archduke Trio

Todd Skitch, flute
Ted Gurch, clarinet
Helen Hwaya Kim, violin
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Catherine Lynn, viola
Brad Ritchie, cello
Julie Albers, cello
Elizabeth Pridgen, piano

The Atlanta Chamber Players open their season at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse with a concert consisting of three trios. Each piece was composed very quickly, showing off the inherent talents of the featured composers.

Composed in just 15 days during September of 1929, Albert Roussel’s trio for flute, viola, and cello is an elegant work that highlights the flute in particular. A marvelous French composer, Roussel was also a renowned teacher whose composition students included Bohuslav Martinu, Erik Satie, and Edgard Varese.

The ACP is pleased to present the World Premiere of Mark Buller’s Motion Studies at the season opening concert. The third movement of his trio was composed in just 14 days for the Rapido! Composition Contest. As the National Grand Prize Winner of the contest, Buller was commissioned to expand his piece to three movements. Though based in Houston, Texas, Buller will be in attendance at the concert. As part of his Grand Prize, his new piece will be performed by chamber ensembles in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Francisco later this season. In addition, Atlanta audiences will be able to hear his new Rapido! commission for the Atlanta Symphony on June 1st and 3rd.

The evening will conclude with Beethoven’s masterful Piano Trio No. 7, widely known as the Archduke Trio. Although he had made a few sketches in the summer of 1810, the piece was largely composed by Beethoven between March 3 and 26 in 1811, with an outpouring of musical inspiration. Dedicated to his pupil and patron Archduke Rudolph, the youngest son of Emperor Leopold II, this trio is one of Beethoven’s most powerful and penetrating works of art.

Join us for the Tavern’s pub dinner and drinks before the concert, or just come in time for the start of the performance. Doors open at 6:15, concert begins at 7:30 (ticket price does not include dinner or drinks).

Additional Information


$24 Main Floor Seats
$20 Box Seats
$15 Balcony Seats

Student & Educator discount: $5 off
Seniors & Military discount: $3 off
Discounts available for Main & Box seat tickets only