|American Chamber Ensemble
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Web site: http://www.jamesarts.com/ace/home.html
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The American Chamber Ensemble explores the great chamber music literature for clarinet and piano in combination with strings, woodwinds and voice and presents performances featuring world-class artists. ACE consists of the finest freelance musicians in the New York area and has been cited by critics for their superb presentations of chamber masterworks. Their latest CDs on Elysium are American Clarinet Treasures, featuring core members of ACE performing works by George Kleinsinger, Virgil Thomson, Daniel Gregory Mason, Elliott Carter, Douglas Moore and Gary Schocker, with Guest Artist Stanley Drucker and The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele, which features five of this modern masterís most important chamber works.
Members of the American Chamber Ensemble are Directors Blanche Abram, piano, Naomi Drucker, clarinet and Marilyn Lehman, piano, along with Eriko Sato, violin, Deborah Wong, violin, Lois Martin, viola, Chris Finckel, cello, Denise Lozano Healey, flute and guest artists.