Thursday May 4, 2017 at 11:30am (coffee served at 11am)
For members and their invited guests
Ben Leaptrott, Piano
Jean Gay, Cello
3750 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30319
Ben Leaptrott is currently in his 7th year as assistant professor of music with a specialty in collaborative arts at Brenau University. After finishing his Master’s of Music degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music, Ben Leaptrott spent almost 6 years in Europe earning two additional diplomas from the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. He also spent two summers in Salzburg, Austria, studying at the Mozarteum. Mr. Leaptrott performed both solo and collaborative concerts in several countries during his time there. His teachers have included Leon Fleisher, Barbara Listersink, Edith Lateiner-Grosz, Paul Tardif, and Leonard Shure. He moved to Atlanta in 1987 where he continued doing numerous recitals and performed as guest soloist with the Winston-Salem Symphony. His duties also included being rehearsal pianist and coach/accompanist for the Atlanta Opera for 13 years. He has also worked with Mobile Opera, Piedmont Opera, Augusta Opera, and Capital City Opera companies. He recently concluded 24 years as music director at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement. Ben now serves as organist for Central Congregational United Church of Christ. His recent musical accomplishments include being a past official accompanist for the district and regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions and Artist in Residence at Brenau with The Leaptrott Trio. He is a Founding Board Member and Vice President of the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, which serves to promote talented opera singers nationally. Brenau University is the proud recipient of a scholarship for accompanying majors through the Jensen Foundation.
Jean Gay is an active solo artist, chamber musician, and cello instructor currently based in Atlanta, GA. She is always looking for new ways to engage and involve audiences on a deeper level and works to grow the Atlanta music and arts community. Jean also performs frequently with ensembles focusing on contemporary classical works, such as the Chamber Cartel and Terminus Ensemble.
We’ve worked diligently to prepare our Centennial History Book. Please be sure to purchase a copy! All proceeds will go towards supporting the various programs of the Atlanta Music Club.
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Young Performers Recital Series
We are excited by the great success of our Young Performers recital series! Please join us for fine performances by young artists!
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Please join us for our upcoming musicales!
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Our Centennial Year Kickoff Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall was a BIG success!
We hope you were able to join us on Sunday September 27, 2015 at 4pm in Atlanta Symphony Hall as we kicked off our Centennial Year Celebration with a superb concert by the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra (ACSO) under the direction of Maestro Juan Ramirez.Guest Artists included Andres Diaz, cello and Roberto Diaz, viola. Repertoire included Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Telemann, Fauré, Glazunov, and de Falla.
A fine opening performance was given by the Morehouse College Quartet!