Atlanta Chamber Players
About the Atlanta Chamber Players:
The Atlanta Chamber Players, founded in 1976, have earned a national reputation as a pioneer among chamber music groups and are widely respected among arts organizations in the Southeast.
Over the past 41 years, the ACP has performed critically acclaimed concerts in cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico and reached thousands worldwide through live international radio broadcasts.
To foster the creation of new chamber compositions and advance the careers of underserved composers of all ages, ACP launched (with support from the Antinori Foundation) “Rapido! A 14-Day Composition Contest” in 2009. Rapido reaches all 50 US states, has yielded hundreds of entries, and results in premiere performances in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, and San Francisco, as well as Atlanta. Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra joined the Rapido! team in 2012 by adding an ASO orchestral commission to the national first prize.
The ACP’s broad repertoire includes traditional masterpieces (Beethoven, Brahms) as well as contemporary works, with a focus on American composers. The ensemble has premiered more than 125 works to Atlanta audiences, including world premieres commissioned from composers such as Michael Gandolfi, Anne LeBaron, John Harbison, and Adam Schoenberg.