The Elon Chamber Players are a new ensemble formed by Director of Bands, Dr. Kehl in 2014. The group generates its membership from the wind ensemble. All students participating in the wind ensemble are eligible to join, however, the instrumentation each semester is determined by the repertoire and can be limited. The ensemble specializes in the performance of high quality chamber repertoire (5-18 players) for winds and percussion. The ensemble has seen an expansion in just its first year and will continue to expand through the commissioning of new works, premieres, and a focus on avant-garde repertoire.
This years projects will include the our consortium premiere of a new aelotoric work for chamber winds by composer Nick Omiccioli entitled the field well, as well as a performance of the landmark experimental work Cobra by John Zorn.
The Chamber Winds 2016-2017 projects included a performance of Terry Riley’s minimalist masterwork In C.
Consortium premiere performance of a new chamber work from Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Kevin Walczyk entitled Winter Recicare
East Coast premiere of the expanded set of Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs for mezzo soprano and chamber winds, arranged by Ian Frenkel., and featuring Elon University professor of voice Dr. Hallie Goan
Performance of a new transcription for chamber of the “Simple Gifts” section of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring based off of his Variations on a Shaker Melody, featuring choreographer Jen Guy Metcalf and a modern dance quartet from the Elon University Dance Program.