THE CASUAL CLASSICS CONCERT SERIES BEGAN IN 2007 IN JASPER GA.

IN 2006 THE SESSION OF NEW LEBANON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (NOW CALLED FELLOWSHIP) AND PASTOR BEN LAUGHLIN AGREED TO A PROPOSAL BY SUZANNE SHULL TO START A CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT SERIES. THE CHURCH WOULD SPONSOR FREE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS AS A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY.  MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH HELPED JUMPSTART THE SERIES WITH DONATIONS TO PAY MUSICIAN'S FEES AND THE CONCERTS WERE LAUNCHED IN JANUARY OF 2007.  IN 2008 JASPER MUSE, INC. WAS BEGUN AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION TO ACCEPT AND ACKNOWLEDGE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE SERIES.  

INAUGURAL CONCERT — JANUARY 29, 2007

 Robert Henry, piano and Tre Fortenberry, piano

Robert Henry, piano and Tre Fortenberry, piano

   Tori Hicks,   Suzanne Shull,  Tre and his mom, Ravis Fortenberry and Darlene Hicks


Tori Hicks, Suzanne Shull, Tre and his mom, Ravis Fortenberry and Darlene Hicks

  Ben Laughlin, Robert, Tre, Becky Laughlin  


Ben Laughlin, Robert, Tre, Becky Laughlin
 

APRIL 17, 2007 THE RIVERSIDE CHAMBER PLAYERS

  Helen Kim, Sou-Chun Su, violins; Catherine Lynn, viola; Joel Dallow, cello


Helen Kim, Sou-Chun Su, violins; Catherine Lynn, viola; Joel Dallow, cello

SEASON 2:  2007-2008

KHARI JOYNER, CELLO; Wanda Yang Temko,SOPRANO;  Sharon Berenson, PIANO

March 11, 2008

 

Riverside Chamber Players and Ted Gurch

Helen Kim, Sou-Chun Su, Kenn Wagner, Catherine Lynn, Joel Dallow

May 5, 2008 

 Ted Gurch, Clarinet

Ted Gurch, Clarinet

season 3:  2008-2009 

Full Moon Trio

Kathleen Hatfield, Alan Pieper, L.A. Tuten

October 28, 2008

 Al Pieper, Kathleen Hatfield, L.A. Tuten

Al Pieper, Kathleen Hatfield, L.A. Tuten

 

Beverly Gilbert, Piano

January 13, 2009

 

Riverside Chamber Players 

March 16, 2009

 

SEASON 4: 2010-2011

 

Elise Witt

November 10, 2009

 

Beverly Gilbert and Lorentz Ottzen

February 2, 2010

 

Peachtree Brass

Tom Wallace, Mike Barry, Shelley Miller, Richard Brady, Don Strand

April 13, 2010

 

Justin Davis, Sam Mullinax, Elizabeth Gibbons

June 1, 2010 senior recital of Jasper music majors

 

season 5:  2010-2011

"After the Rain" Ron Hipp, guitar and Carol Statella, viola, both vocals

September 13, 2010

Robert Henry

November 8, 2010

 

Riverside Chamber Players

Kenn Wagner, violin; Jay Christy, violin; Wesley Collins, viola; Joel Dallow, cello;

Douglas Sommer, bass; Charles Settle, percussion

March 7, 2011

 

Elisabeth Remy-Johnson, harp and Christina Smith, flute

May 2, 2011

 

season 6:  2011-2012

"Montana Skies" Jenn and Jonathan Adams

September 26, 2011

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Robert Henry, piano; Fia Durrett, violin; Charae Krueger,cello

November 7, 2011

 

Franklin Pond with Richard Deane

Jun-Ching Lin, violin; Carolyn Hancock, Paul Murphy, Daniel Laufer

February 2, 2012

 

Elisabeth Remy-Johnson

February 26, 2012 (First Baptist Church)

 

Atlanta Guitar Trio

Adam Craighead, Scott Plato, Bill Hearn

May 7, 2012

 

season 7:  2012-2013

The David Brothers Trio

Andy David,piano; John David, percussion; Tim Aucoin, bass

September 18, 2012

 

Chris Sarzen, piano and Stephen Ozcomert, baritone

November 13, 2012

 

Riverside Chamber Players

Kenn Wagner, violin; Jessica Oudin, viola; Joel Dallow, cello; Doug Sommer,bass; Jay Christie, violin

new compositions by Brian Dallow and Michael Kurth 

 

Atlanta Percussion Trio

John Lawless, Karen Hunt, Scott Douglas

May 6, 2013

 

season 8:  2013-2014

Ellen Whitten, piano and Mitch henson, sax

September 30, 2013

 

Franklin Pond quartet with Christina Smith, flute

Jun-Ching Lin, Carolyn Hancock, Paul Murphy, Daniel Laufer

February 24, 2014

 

Anon

Katie Holland, Jessica Sherer, Kelly King

April 14, 2014

 

The Border Collies Celtic Band

May 12, 2014

 

season 9:  2014-2015

"Nightwind" jazz

September 22, 2014

 

Caroline Thomas, soprano and Randy Elkins, piano

December 1, 2014

 

Riverside Chamber Players

February 2, 2015

 

Robert Henry

April 20, 2015

 

season 10:  2015-2016

Rebecca Loebe

October 12, 2015

 

David Brothers

Andy David, John David, Tim Aucoin

November 9, 2015

 

Marc Unger 

February 22, 2016, 2016

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Peachtree String Quartet

Christopher Pulgram, violin; John Meisner, violin; Yiyin Lee, viola; Charae Krueger, cello

April 25, 2016

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Summit Trio

Robert Henry, piano; Helen Kim,violin; Charae Krueger, cello

May 16, 2016

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SEASON 11 2016-17

 

OCTOBER 10, 2016  Jenn Cornell, cello

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February 27, 2017   FRANKLIN POND QUARTET

Jun-Ching Lin, ASO Assistant Concertmaster

Carolyn Hancock, ASO First Violinist

Paul Murphy, ASO Assistant Principal Viola

Daniel Laufer, ASO Assistant Principal Cello

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March 20, 2017   ASTER TRIO

Christina Smith, ASO Principal Flute  

Elisabeth Remy-Johnson, ASO Principal Harp

Daniel Laufer, ASO Assistant Principal Cello

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BAY CAGLE AND FRIENDS CABARET

APRIL 17, 2017

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SEASON 12 2017-2018

September 23, 2017  Collaborative Arts Ensemble  Southern Songs and Stories

A Premiere performance by four recent Juilliard graduates, singer, pianist, actor, and fiddler.

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October 23, 2017    Robert Henry - Solo Piano 

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February 12, 2018 . Riverside Chamber Players.  Music by Jean Françaix and Atlanta's Michael Kurth. An interview with the composer.

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May 2018, Atlanta Celli, music in many styles, jazz to classical

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