International Women's Brass Conference


International Women’s Brass Conference

Impressions Thomas Breadon, Jr.

I. Serene

II. Fake News

III. A Warm Ohio Night

IV. Resistance

V. Nocturne

What’s Going On John Steinmetz

II. Inheritance

IV. Loss

The Mill Ave Chamber Players

Monica Sauer Anthony, flute

Tiffany Pan, oboe

Katherine Palmer, clarinet

Thomas Breadon, Jr., bassoon

Rose French, horn

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 2017 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.

The ensemble’s eleventh season, entitled Chef’s Choice, featured concerts programmed by each member of the ensemble, giving each musician a chance to program their favorite works of chamber music. The Mill Ave Chamber Players held its ninth 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 third year in residence at Phoenix College.

Recent featured performances of the Mill Ave Chamber Players include Southwest Season Ticket on KBAQ, the International Women’s Brass Conference (2019), 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 (2017, 2012).

MACP has recorded three albums, “Impressions” (2018), “What the Birds Said" the music of John Steinmetz (2016), and “Mill Ave Chamber Players” (2014).

Quotes from Impressions by Thomas Breadon

Impressions - II. Fake News

The following are the quotes for the second movement of the quintet and the instrument representing each quote.

Horn: ”We need to get the best and the finest. And if we don’t, we’ll be in trouble for a long period of time, and maybe never come out of it.” "In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.” President of the United States, Donald J. Trump

Bassoon: Senator Whitehouse: "Does a secular attorney have a, anything to fear from Attorney General Sessions in the Department of Justice?"

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Well, no... a little concern I have that we as a nation, I believe, are, are reaching a level in which truth is not sufficiently respected, that the very ideal, the idea of truth is, uh, not believed to be real and that all of life is just a matter of your perspective and my, sp...perspective, which I think is contrary to the American Heritage... I think we should respect people’s uh, views and, and, and, not, n, demand any kind of religious test for, a, holding office.”

Whitehouse: "And a secular person has just as good a claim to understanding the truth as a person who is religious, correct?”

Sessions: "Well, I’m not sure..."

Flute: "Our desire is to be in that shephelah, to, um, confront the culture in which we all live today in ways which will continue to help, um, advance God’s kingdom..."I think it goes back to the concept of really being active in the shephelah of our culture. To impact our culture in ways that are not the traditional, uh, funding the Christian organization route, but that really may have greater kingdom gains in the long run, um, by changing the way we approach things, in the case, um, the system of education in the country.” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Oboe: ”Under ENDA, employees around the country who possess religious beliefs that, that, uh, are opposed to homosexual behavior would be forced, in effect, to lay down their rights and convictions at the door. For example, if an employee keeps a bible at his or her cubicle, if an employee displays a bible verse on their desk, that employee could be claimed by a homosexual colleague to be creating a hostile work environment because the homosexual employee objects to passages in the bible relating to homosexuality.” Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence

Clarinet: "Are there racist people involved in the alt-right? Absolutely. Look, are there some people that are white nationalists that are attracted to some of the philosophies of the alt-right? Maybe. Are there some people that are antisemitic that are attracted? Maybe. Right? Maybe some people are attracted to the alt-right that are homophobic, right? But that’s just like there are certain elements of the progressive left and the hard left that attract certain elements.” Former Chief Strategist of Trump Administration Steve Bannon

Rose French