As she prepares to perform at next Sunday’s concert by the Atlanta Chamber Players, the group has announced that pianist and Artistic Managing Director Paula Peace will retire in early 2015 from the group she founded. Peace has led the highly regarded group for 38 seasons. During her tenure, it has performed in more than 250 cities in the U.S. Europe, and Mexico, and has premiered more than 125 chamber works.
“Through her vision and leadership, the ACP creates and presents chamber music to the very highest levels of acclaim,” Board President Jim Throckmorton said in a statement. “The board has been working with Paula for more than two years to prepare for this moment and we are sure that her legacy can be continued for at least another 38 years.” Peace will make her season debut in a trio with soprano Ann Marie McPhail and clarinetist Laura Ardan, performing Franz Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” as well as with Elizabeth and Mike Tiscione on English horn and trumpet in
Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City.”