Atlanta Chamber Players open their season with a regional premiere of Kyle Rivera’s “Anaglyph” and a pair of American classics
The piece immediately took me back to the 1970s and 80s, when the academic avant-garde ruled contemporary music. A certain fascination with extended techniques was one of the norms in academia at the time, and more edgy musical styles dominated.
– Mark Gresham, EarRelevant.com – Oct. 23, 2023
Atlanta Chamber Players debut world premiere piece by rising composer
The piece was ideal for the pair as Pridgen and Tiscione are players with a signature degree of restraint in their playing. Both excel when given over to music that is dreamy, whimsical and above all gentle. The Oboe Sonata in D Major shined brightly under their tender touch.
– Jordan Owen, ArtsATL.org – May 23, 2023
Atlanta Chamber Players kick off new season, spotlight Rapido! winner
It is worth noting the technical acumen of Alcides Rodriguez, whose impeccable tone and deft command of the clarinet allow him to jump up and grab notes in the instrument’s upper register that would be reduced to squeaks and squawks in the hands of a lesser player. The end result was a piece that exemplifies that capacity for the many tonal layers of the classical medium to capture conflicting emotions and subtleties that seem to elude verbal language.
– Jordan Owen, ArtsATL.org – Nov. 16, 2021
Atlanta Chamber Players get Romantic with Bruch, Meyerbeer and Dvořák
The three beautifully played selections came across as well-wrought miniatures, passionate and elegant in a settled way that nodded at several precedent composers of the German Romantic tradition.
– Mark Gresham, EarRelevant.com – Feb. 7, 2023
Atlanta Chamber Players close their season with an intriguing musical mix
The concert concluded with the Horn Trio in E♭ major, Op. 40, by Johannes Brahms, played by hornist Susan Welty with Kim and Pridgen. Welty’s playing glowed impressively with clean lyrical tone and phrasing, well-balanced with Kim’s violin and Pridgen’s piano.
– Mark Gresham, EarRelevant.com – May 24, 2022
Atlanta Chamber Players offer elegant choice of modern and classical music
The unsentimental approach of Helen Hwaya Kim, Catherine Lynn, Brad Ritchie, and Elizabeth Pridgen was an excellent choice… All musicians gave their best, clearly demonstrating their profound knowledge of this piece, where all the interactions, dynamic ranges, and rhythmic precision were exemplary. I have to underline especially the fabulous piano technique of Ms. Pridgen.
– Giorgio Koukl, EarRelevant.com – Nov. 11, 2021