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Breaking News: Atlanta Chamber Players Seeks New Executive Director

by Mark Gresham | 29 MAR 2017

Atlanta Chamber players at Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, October 7, 2014. (credit: Mark Gresham)

Atlanta Chamber players in concert at the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, October 7, 2014. (credit: Mark Gresham)

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Chamber Players announced it is seeking a new executive director. Current executive director Rachel Ciprotti is relocating to Seattle, Washington. A search for her replacement will begin immediately, with a goal for the position to be filled by May 1, 2017. A complete job description can be found online here.

One of the city’s premiere chamber music ensembles, Atlanta Chamber Players was founded in 1976 by pianist Paula Peace and has continuously brought high-caliber performances and innovative programming to Atlanta audiences for over 40 years. ACP is currently under the artistic leadership of pianist Elizabeth Pridgen, performing mixed-ensemble chamber repertoire ranging from traditional masterworks and virtuosic salon works, to world premieres by American composers. The group founded and directs the national Rapido! Composition Contest to foster the creation of new chamber music. •

Musical America names William Ransom one of 30 Innovators for 2016

by Mark Gresham | 6 DEC 2016

Will Ransom

Will Ransom

Congratulations to William Ransom, pianist and artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta, who has been named by Musical America as one of its “30 Professionals of the Year: The Innovators ” for 2016.

Musical America published profiles of each of its 30 Innovators in its December Special Reports section. The article about Ransom, by John Fleming, was published online this morning (December 6). The entire Special Report is also downloadable in PDF form.

Last year, Musical America’s 30 Professionals recognized “The Influencers” (PDF) which included WABE-FM programming director and radio personality Lois Reitzes, and the 2014 list, “Profiles in Courage” (PDF) included Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano. The inclusion of Ransom in this year’s MA 30 list results in Atlanta’s classical music scene being represented three years in a row. •