Mill Ave Chamber Players

The Mill Ave Chamber Players is a professional woodwind quintet based in Phoenix, Arizona that holds over 50 concerts annually.

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: the Music of Nielsen, Bach and Turner

  • United Church of Sun City 11250 North 107th Avenue Sun City, AZ, 85351 United States

Our tenth season’s theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue and each of our series concerts will have a staple work of the woodwind quintet repertoire, a commissioned work, a transcription (a work stolen from another instrument or group of instruments!) and something blue.

Our first concert will include the Wind Quintet of Carl Nielsen, who composed this famous work in 1922 for the Copenhagen Wind Quintet. Composed with the members in mind, “the Wind Quintet composed deliberately for five friends” wrote biographer Robert Simpson, and we find it a perfect way to start our season.

For something borrowed, Rose chose a work that she has wanted to transcribe since starting MACP.  The Chaconne in D minor by J.S. Bach was composed for solo violin and later transcribed for piano by pianist Ferruccio Busoni.  Watch an engaging performance of the piece here.

Our first commission for the tenth season is by Kerry Turner. Mr. Turner composed “The Road to Tasartico” in Feburary 2017 in a co-commission by the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Mill Ave Chamber Players. This work will be recorded by MACP for our third album in June 2018.

Now in its seventh year, the concert series at United Church of Sun City offers a unique opportunity to hear music with a front row seat. Concerts are preceded by coffee and pastries, and a chance to get to know the musicians and fellow audience members! A goodwill offering to fund the series will be available at the United Church of Sun City.