Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Behind the Curtain Series

Join ACO musicians for a very special education program that breaks down the process of putting together a chamber concert. Held in January, February, and March, these sessions provide a unique learning experience of how these professionals prepare individually, and how they work together (without a conductor!) to bring some of the most beautiful music ever written to life. Each session includes a Q&A and ends with the performance of one piece from their entire program. 

Seating is limited. Event is free of charge.

This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc.

January 20 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Jesse Cook, trumpet 
Beni Salvia, trumpet 
Stan Spinola, horn 
Tim Conner, trombone
Dan Satterwhite, bass trombone, tuba 

All-American Stars 
Join the ACO Brass Quintet for a virtuoso program that ranges from Steven Sacco’s charming quintet—at turns lyrical and boisterous (ending with a mambo), to excerpts from Gershwin’s groundbreaking, and era-defining opera Porgy and Bess. Opening the concert is a mid-century gem by legendary horn virtuoso Verne Reynolds. 

February 17 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Intimate Portraits . Strings Program

Leonid Sigal, violin
Anna Ivanova, violin 
Christopher Gladsdorp, cello

Music of Viennese master Franz Schubert and Czech master Bohuslav Martinů anchor this all-strings program. Schubert’s gift of melody and his distinctive harmonic sensibility have made him a favorite for almost two centuries. Martinů’s music is ever-changing, diverse, novel, and engaging. His Madrigals, written for our own Maestro Amado’s grandmother, is a show-stopping virtuoso work showcasing just how dynamic two string instruments can be.

March 16 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Flute Summons . Flute Quartet

Christina Apelgren, flute
Aleksandr Zhuk, violin
Kaitlin Seto, viola
Ashley Garritson, cello

The flute has been around from the ancient Egyptians and mythological satyrs to shepherds and Janissaries – it is an instrument loved for its pure, sweet sounds, its agility, and its singing nature. Mozart and Beethoven exploit these qualities in two works putting the flute front and center.

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