March 18, 4:00pm
The Mill Ave Chamber Players will be performing favorite works from its first two albums, including the Quintet by John Steinmetz and Petite Suite by Claude Debussy and performing music from our current season, including “Impressions” by Thomas Breadon.
The Mill Ave Chamber Players (MACP) is a professional chamber music ensemble based in Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2007. MACP was a nominee for the 2016 City of Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Awards, the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards and recognized at the 2017 Chamber Music America national conference for its work in community building.
For the 2017-2018 season, the Mill Ave Chamber Players will hold its eighth season of concerts at United Church of Sun City (Sun City, AZ), its fifth season at the Glendale Public Library, its fourth year as artists-in-residence at Central United Methodist Church (Phoenix, AZ), its fourth year as artists-in-residence at Cicero Preparatory Academy (Scottsdale, AZ) and its second year working with the Phoenix Public Libraries.
Embarking on its tenth season, the Mill Ave Chamber Players seeks to strengthen communities by presenting quality chamber music performances across the Valley. For the fifth consecutive year, MACP has received the Performing Arts Partnership Grant from the City of Glendale (AZ) to continue the 30 year-old “Live at the Library” series at the Glendale Public Library. Previously, MACP was awarded a grant from the City of Phoenix to participate in ARTSpace, an after school community arts program. Additionally, MACP has performed for the students of Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Phoenix Children’s First Academy and has partnered with the West Valley Symphony to perform for over 1000 students in the Peoria Unified School District. The Mill Ave Chamber Players has held residencies at the University of the Pacific (CA), Glendale Community College, and Paradise Valley Community College and holds an annual summer chamber music camp.
Recent featured performances of the Mill Ave Chamber Players include the 47th International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles (2015), premiere of John Steinmetz’s dectet “Three Pieces” with the composer and faculty at the University of the Pacific (2014), the International CALA (Celebración Artística de las Américas) Festival (2013), and the Southwest Horn Conference in Phoenix, AZ (2012).
MACP released its second album in August 2016, “What the Birds Said” the music of John Steinmetz. They released their first album “Mill Ave Chamber Players” in 2014 and have recorded Kerry Turner’s “Navajo Mandala” with the Phoenix Chamber Brass.