Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Players to Perform during Friends of Music Concert Series Jan. 26
SHREVEPORT, LA - On Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m., the Friends of Music
Concert Series at Centenary College will present the American Chamber
Players in concert.
The American Chamber Players, led by violist and National Public
Radio personality Miles Hoffman, was formed in 1985 from a core
group of artists of the Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival.
The six members of the ensemble perform repertoire ranging from
familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American
They have toured throughout North America, been engaged and re-engaged
by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia,
and have also traveled to Paris for a series of gala concerts at
the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque Nationale.
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
The Jan. 26 program at Centenary will contain Mozart's variations
on "Ah vous dirai-je maman," better known as the theme to "Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star," as well as music by Carl Maria von Weber,
Ernest Bloch and Donald Francis Tovey.
Members of the American Chamber Players are Sara Stern, flute;
Joanna Maurer, violin; Miles Hoffman, viola; Michael Mermagen, cello;
Edward Newman, piano; and guest artist Janet Sung, violin.
The concert will take place in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley
School of Music, with a reception for the artists to follow in the
new Atrium of the Anderson Choral Building. Admission is $10 for
adults and $5 for students. Centenary faculty, students and staff
will be admitted free with an ID.