(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The West Stockbridge Chamber Players will perform works by Albumleaf, Brahms, and Dohnanyi at the West Stockbridge Congregational Church on Thursday, December 29, at 6pm. A reception will follow the concert.
The West Stockbridge Chamber Players are a world class-ensemble that is made up of Boston- and Berkshire-based musicians who regularly perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Spoleto Festival, and Portland Symphony, and who teach at the Tanglewood Music Center. The group includes clarinetist Catherine Hudgins, horn player Jason Snider, violinist Sheila Fiekowsky, violist Mary Ferrillo, cellist Jennifer Lucht, and pianist Sayuri Miyamoto.
The concert will feature Max Reger’s Albumleaf (for clarinet and piano); Johannes Brahms’ Horn Trio, Op. 40 (for horn, violin, and piano); and Erno Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37 (for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, and piano).
The event is a benefit for the West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall Restoration fund. The Chamber Players, who have developed a large and loyal following, have performed concerts for the West Stockbridge Historical Society several times a year since the start of the Restoration Campaign.
With the Chamber Players’ generous support, the Society is about to launch the next phase of the campaign to transform the historic 1854 Town Hall — which anchors West Stockbridge’s downtown — into a community center, history museum, and acoustically perfect permanent home for the Chamber Players.
A reception will follow the concert, where the audience will have the opportunity to mingle with the musicians.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended; seating is limited. Tickets ($35) on sale at local West Stockbridge merchants with a “Blue Note” in their windows. Or purchase at the West Stockbridge Historical Society or call 413-232-5055.