The CHP has had the opportunity to collaborate with several professional soloists as well as musicians from the orchestra ranks. It is an honor for the CHP to share the stage with such superb musicians.
Pictured at left: Violist George Taylor, professor at the Eastman School of Music and the CHP's first conductor!
Premieres and Compositions
Over the past 20 years, the CHP has premiered a number of new works, including Eddie Bass’s Suite Concertante with Paul Neebe, Terry Mizesko’s Lamentations for Don Quixote with Tim Hudson, and Ann Millikan’s Millikan Symphony with Jennifer Curtis.
We also happily presented Nat Stookey’s recent composition The Composer Is Dead — Nat was a member of our violin section in the 1990s!
Local Musical Groups
Playing with fellow musicians is a special pleasure, so the CHP has been thrilled to collaborate with local choral and musical groups. These include UNC vocal students singing operatic repertoire, members of the UNC vocal faculty showcasing 20th century American composers, and performances with the Chapel Hill Community Chamber Choir and the Chapel Hill Youth and Family Orchestra.
My youngest daughter Anna has played violin in the CHP for several years. The concerts are always first-rate – especially impressive for an all-volunteer community orchestra. What a treasure!