On September 22nd, the acclaimed American Chamber Players will open the 26th season of the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series at Converse College with a performance in Daniel Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
For membership information into the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series, contact Sarah Spigner in Converse’s Petrie School of Music at (864) 596-9193.
The New York Times praised The American Chamber Players for their “warm, seductively luxurious sound and impressive precision and unity of purpose,” while the Washington Post stated simply that “they have established standards of chamber music performance equal to any in the world.”
While the American Chamber Players have recorded music of Mozart, Bruch, Bloch, Stravinsky, Harbison and Rochberg for a series of compact discs and cassettes distributed internationally on the Koch International Classics label, their performance at Converse will feature a performance of Beethoven’s magnificent Septet for winds and strings.
The group has toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia, and have traveled to Paris for a series of special gala concerts at the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale. They have also been heard countless times on National Public Radio’s "Performance Today" and on local radio stations throughout the United States, and they are the resident ensemble of the June Chamber Festival at the Kreeger Museum, in Washington, DC.
The American Chamber Players is comprised of
- Violist Miles Hoffman, founder and artistic director of the group and Dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College as well as music commentator for National Public Radio’s flagship news program, "Morning Edition"
- Loren Kitt, a founding member of the American Chamber Players and principal clarinetist of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1970
- Violinist Joanna Maurer, who has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic
- Italian-born cellist Alberto Parrini, who has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia
- Flutist Sara Stern, a presenter of solo recitals in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Recital Hall and at many other concert halls around the country
- Bulgarian-born pianist Anna Stoytcheva, who has performed throughout North America, Europe and Japan since winning the prestigious Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition in Milan, Italy, at age seventeen.
The 26th season of the Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series features an extraordinary roster of internationally renowned musicians. In addition to the performance by the American Chamber Players, The Hamann Sisters (Nov. 10) and the Guarneri String Quartet (March 2) will perform on the Daniel Recital Hall stage. A bonus concert by violist Miles Hoffman and Reiko Uchida (piano) is scheduled for April 13.
For decades the name Carlos Moseley has been synonymous with musical excellence. A Spartanburg native and former executive of the New York Philharmonic, Carlos Dupre Moseley has served on the boards of Converse College and Brevard Music Center, and has been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School, Duke University, Wofford College and Converse College. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor availa