Upcoming Performances

American Roots

Friday, May 17, 2024, at 5:00 pm
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 256 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712
Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 7:00 pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 4795 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Sunday, May 19—Time/Location TBD

American music developed through the influences of Native Americans, enslaved people, and immigrants from all around the world.  Whether jazz, gospel, folk, or pop, the evolution of “uniquely American” forms was shaped by a variety of cultures and traditions.  Eclectic Collective celebrates our rich musical heritage that emerged from pain, poverty, hope, and circumstance.  $20 suggested general admission; $10 suggested for students, seniors; no one turned away for inability to donate.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (Brevard) website

Recent Performances

Fantastic Voyage

Friday, January 5, 2024, at 7:00 pm ET
Atlanta Speech School, 3160 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327
Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 3:00 pm ET
First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801

The idea that music plays a part in shaping our moods and emotions stretches back to the Doctrine of Affections of ancient Greece.  Contemporary film score composers know they have the power to heighten the senses of the audience through harmonies, rhythms, and timbres.  Fantasias of the Renaissance and Baroque period allowed for musical forms more fluid than allowed by structured compositions such as canzonas and sonatas.  Composers over the past century have called upon instruments to create sounds previously unimaginable, adding even more magic to the listener’s experience.  Oboist Alicia Chapman joins Kelly Brzozowski, Rosalind Buda, Sarah Dietriech, and Jody Miller for this Fantastic Voyage. $20 suggested general admission; $10 suggested for students, seniors; no one turned away for inability to donate.

Unplanned Journey

Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 7:00 pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 4795 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Prior to the standardized instrumentation of the modern orchestra, ensembles were usually made up of whomever was available to play or sing.  This level of spontaneity allowed for freedom of expression and a wide range of tonal colors.  Eclectic Collective explores combinations of wind, string, and percussion instruments that enjoyed popularity at different times in history.  From the Medieval dances popular in the streets of 13th century Italy to the contemporary art music that evolved from these very same rhythms and melodies, the repertoire for such a diverse ensemble can be endless.  The four core members Kelly Brzozowski, Rosalind Buda, Sarah Dietrich, and Jody Miller debut this new ensemble in a program rich in percussion and historical instruments in selections that span centuries.  $20 suggested general admission; $10 suggested for students, seniors; no one turned away for inability to donate.
St. Barnabas Anglican Church website

Some clips of Eclectic Collective in preparation for the August 2023 concert.

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