Casual Classics Concerts - CURRENT Season 2018-19
All Concerts ARE at Fellowship Presbyterian Church
389 Bent Tree Drive, Jasper GA 30143
404-281-0790

CAL JOHNSON, Concert Manager

calvertjohnson@gmail.com

404-373-0748

PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION (Scroll down for individual concerts and pictures.)

Four exciting and varied chamber music concerts are scheduled for the 2018-2019 series of Casual Classics. They are:

Monday September 17, 2018. Ritornello Baroque Ensemble, featuring members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, including Jody Miller and Jonathan DeLoach, recorders; Ute Marks, baroque violin; Jacob Bitinas, viola da gamba; and Calvert Johnson, harpsichord.

Monday October 29, 2018: “Best of Beethoven,” featuring the Vega String Quartet (in residence at Emory University); Helen Kim, violin; Charae Krueger, cello; and Will Ransom, piano. This concert will be presented the following week at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and elsewhere in Europe.

Monday February 25, 2018: Laura Ardan, principal clarinet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Will Ransom, professor of music, Emory University.

Monday April 8, 2018: Elise Witt, well-known Decatur-based folk singer and music teacher at the Global Village Project of Clarkston GA.

All programs are at 7 pm at Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 389 Bent Tree Drive, Jasper GA. There is no charge for admission, although contributions are gratefully received; donations from the series’ patrons cover the expenses of these concerts.

Casual Classics was established in 2007 by Suzanne Shull, then a resident of Bent Tree and member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church. Over the years, the series has featured many soloists and ensembles associated with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, faculty at Kennesaw State University, and emerging artists. With Suzanne’s move to Atlanta, Calvert Johnson has stepped up to be the new Concert Manager, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Members of the Board of Directors include Sara Corkill, Nancy Davis, David Holty, Kelly Lohman, Lin Pollard, and Suzanne Shull as past director.

For additional information, contact Calvert Johnson at 404-373-0748 or calvertjohnson@gmail.com


Monday September 17, 2018. Ritornello Baroque Ensemble, featuring members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, including Jody Miller and Jonathan DeLoach, recorders; Ute Marks, baroque violin; Jacob Bitinas, viola da gamba; and Calvert Johnson, harpsichord.

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Monday October 29, 2018: “Best of Beethoven,” featuring the Vega String Quartet (in residence at Emory University); Helen Kim, violin; Charae Krueger, cello; and Will Ransom, piano. This concert will be presented the following week at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and elsewhere in Europe.

 Helen Kim, Charae Krueger, Will Ransom

Helen Kim, Charae Krueger, Will Ransom


Monday February 25, 2018: Laura Ardan, principal clarinet with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Will Ransom, professor of music, Emory University.

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Monday April 8, 2018: Elise Witt, well-known Decatur-based folk singer and music teacher at the Global Village Project of Clarkston GA

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THE CASUAL CLASSICS CONCERT SERIES OPERATES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF JASPER MUSE, INC. A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION FORMED TO SUPPORT PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION IN PICKENS COUNTY. ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE.  ARTIST FEES ARE COVERED BY DONATIONS FROM LOCAL PATRONS WHO enjoy BEING ABLE TO ATTEND CONCERTS CLOSE TO THEIR MOUNTAIN communities.

CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO CASUAL CLASSICS CONCERTS AND SENT TO PO BOX 1452, JASPER GA 30143. LEVELS OF GIVING ARE FRIENDS ($15-$99), CONTRIBUTORS ($100-$199), PATRONS ($200-$299), ANGELS ($300 AND UP). ALL DONORS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED IN PROGRAMS STARTING WITH THE SECOND CONCERT OF THE SEASON.