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Ritz Chamber Players

URL: www.ritzchamberplayers.org
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City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Country: United States
Status: Professional
Type: Chamber Ensemble
Scope: International
Contact Name: Terrance Patterson
Description:
The Ritz Chamber Players include some of the world's most accomplished musicians. They have performed with the most prestigious musical organizations such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Symphony. The Ritz Chamber Players made their triumphant sold-out Carnegie Hall Debut in 2004, their international radio debut with the BBC in 2005, and national television debut as performers on the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards in 2006. Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director and Clarinetist Terrance Patterson, the Ritz Chamber Players performs a subscription series at the Times-Union Center for the Performance Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. The Ritz Chamber Players performs chamber works from the standard classical repertoire in many combinations, as well as highlighting the works of contemporary African-American composers. The Ritz Chamber Players have recently performed to large audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Raleigh, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami, and participated in the Madison and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals. The Ritz Chamber Players seek to increase the visibility of African-American classical composers and heighten public awareness of the African-American musician contributions within the classical music genre.

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