Bancroft Family Concert Season Finale Features Evan Ritter

Ritter, Evan Fine Arts Chamber Players invites you to a FREE Bancroft Family Concert on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00pm featuring pianist Evan Ritter at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium. This concert honors the memory of bassist Charles Barr. The museum is located at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. Admission to the museum and the concert is free with no reservations or tickets required. Auditorium doors open at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm concert. For more information, please call 214.520.2219 or visit www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

Accomplished young artist Evan Ritter will present a program of piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods in addition to a contemporary work by composer Frank Martin. A talented, award-winning musician, Mr. Ritter made his orchestral debut with the Plano Symphony at the age of ten. He has been nationally recognized on NPR’s “From the Top” with the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist’s Award. A recent grand prize recipient of the Fort Worth Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, Mr. Ritter was selected as a National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music.

Selections include:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B Major, from Well-Tempered Clavier Bk. II

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.81a “Les Adieux”

Frank Martin: 8 Preludes pour le piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33 no.5

Frederic Chopin: Etude in a minor, Op.25 no.11 “Winter Wind”

Frederic Chopin: Scherzo no.4 in E Major

Sponsored by Eric and Catherine Barr, this performance will honor the memory of their son, Charles Barr, a Dallas-native bassist with the Cleveland Orchestra, who died at the age of 31 in a tragic bicycle accident.

Bancroft Family Concerts are made possible in part by the Sue & Christopher Bancroft Family, Eric and Catherine Barr, Brinker International, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, WRR-FM Classical 101, and Sloan Bergmann Commercial Print Services Company. For over 33 years, FACP has presented free classical music programs for the enrichment of North Texas residents.  In addition to the free Bancroft Family Concerts, FACP presents the free Basically Beethoven Festival in July.  Each year, FACP’s educational outreach programs, Dream Collectors, Music A-Z, and Music Residencies, provide over 500 free educational classes and performances in area public schools. Since its inception in 1981, FACP has served over 210,000 children and performed for over 530,000 residents of North Texas.