Mill Ave Chamber Players

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

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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: the Music of Francaix, Stravinsky and Springer

  • Central United Methodist Church 1875 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

“Achieving a success beyond my wildest dreams,” is what composer Jean Francaix wrote about his first Quintet. He wrote it for members of the Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française in 1948, recalling “Even though I am, by nature, a peaceable sort of person, I did my best to be nasty. And I seem to have succeeded, for these gentlemen had to closet themselves for six months in order to get through it."

Two seasons ago, we performed a new transcription of the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky and this season Tom has chosen to transcribe Pulcinella for MACP. Composed as a ballet, Stravinsky later made a suite of the movements for orchestra, take a listen to selections of the suite conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Last on our program is our second commission by Robert Springer. “Drawing upon personal experiences, local communities, and natural surroundings, his music depicts enduring and shared human concepts.” Robert composed STOGIKK in 2016 for MACP. This work will be recorded by MACP for our third album in June 2018.

Season tickets and individual tickets are available here.