Supporting the work of living American composers for nearly 45 years

About the Project

The Atlanta Chamber Players (ACP) have spent nearly 45 years bringing the intimacy of chamber music to all Atlanta audiences and need YOUR help to continue the work for another 45 years. Praised by ArtsATL as "...one of the city's most dedicated chamber ensembles" the ACP is the premier ensemble in the metro-Atlanta region, along with the being the oldest and one that is truly "mixed" - bringing piano, brass and woodwinds to the forefront alongside stunning strings. The ACP performs classic works and new compositions of the highest quality and has showcased over 80 world premiere compositions to the metro area and commissions new works every single year. 

At each concert you'll hear the talented musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet - and guest musicians with stellar international careers. You'll have the opportunity to read program notes at each concert, written by local scholars, and hear the musicians speak in-depth about the program and their preparation. You'll not have a more intimate experience than we offer!

The ACP also has a long-standing commitment to the work of living American composers and your contribution from this campaign will help us to foster the next generation of composers by commissioning new works and presenting their world-premieres right here in Atlanta. Your contribution will also help expand our national reach with our Rapido! Composition Contest and find those yet-to-be-discovered composers!

During the 2019-2020 season, we will kick off the sixth cycle of the national Rapido! Competition, which seeks out undiscovered composers from across the nation and offers them the chance for incredible performance opportunities and commissions. 

Right now the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs will MATCH your contributions dollar for dollar! There has never been a better time that NOW to make this great an impact to the Atlanta community.

Building the next generation’s audience and reaching out to Atlanta's diverse communities is a cornerstone of the work of the ACP. Our outreach efforts focus on disabled & veteran communities, economically disadvantaged populations, and children - so that all with a passion for live music can experience it with no barrier

Ticket sales cover only a fraction (less than 30%) of the costs to put on a single concert, partly because of our dedication to keeping prices low to ensure the music is accessible to as many people as possible - tickets are just $20, with discounts for students and seniors. We hold an annual free concert as well; this year's free event will take place in the spring at Friendship Baptist Church!


Your gift helps the art form of chamber music to thrive. Music inspires us all, and concerts bring our community together. Please help us ensure that Atlantans can continue to Get Close to the Music!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $10 or more

    Donors will receive acknowledgement on our website for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Donors will receive a link to download an mp3 of a live ACP concert performance of Franz Schubert's "Trout" Quintet performed by David Coucheron, Catherine Lynn, Brad Ritchie, Joseph McFadden and Elizabeth Pridgen plus acknowledgement on our website for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
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  • Donate $50 or more

    Donors will receive one of the ACP's season program brochures for the current season, signed by 4 or more of our musicians, including Artistic Director Elizabeth Pridgen, violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, and cellist Brad Ritchie! The season program booklet is an attractive 32-page booklet with information about the ensemble, the concert season, and biographies of all of our musicians

    Donors will receive a link to download an mp3 of a live ACP concert performance of Franz Schubert's "Trout" Quintet performed by David Coucheron, Catherine Lynn, Brad Ritchie, Joseph McFadden and Elizabeth Pridgen plus acknowledgement on our website for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
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  • Donate $100 or more

    Get Close to the Music at this donation level! Donors receive reserved seats for 2 people for our concert at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Sunday, March 15, 2020, featuring ASO Concertmaster David Coucheron.

    Donors will receive a link to download an mp3 of a live ACP concert performance of Franz Schubert's "Trout" Quintet performed by David Coucheron, Catherine Lynn, Brad Ritchie, Joseph McFadden and Elizabeth Pridgen plus acknowledgement on our website for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
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