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Pinnacle Concert Series presents Mill Avenue Chamber Players


SCOTTSDALE – The Pinnacle Concert Series invites you to “time travel” with the Mill Avenue Chamber Players: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. They will be performing at the Pinnacle Presbyterian Church on Friday, Nov. 18. The imaginative and demanding program opens with Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8, a portrait of the composer’s mind and the city of Dresden in 1960, saturated in desperation.

“Bachianas Brasileiras” No. 6 for Flute & Bassoon by Villa-Lobos evokes Bach using the folkloric and urban street music of Brazil, yielding “wild, impulsive flights of fancy.” And then, Monteverdi’s simply exquisite “Pur ti miro” is as romantic as it gets. Composer John Steinmetz is well known in the double reed world, and his work is highly regarded and groundbreaking. 

The Mill Avenue Chamber Players artists include Monica Sauer Anthony, flute; Nikolaus Flickinger, oboe; Thomas Breadon, bassoon; Rose French, horn; and Erin Finkelstein, clarinet. The Mill Avenue Chamber Players is a professional chamber music ensemble based in Phoenix. The group often collaborates with other musicians to offer a wide range of programming. Their first album "Mill Ave Chamber Players" was released in 2014. The second album, “What The Birds Said,“ was released in August 2016. The Mill Avenue Chamber Players are a Phoenix Mayor’s Award 2016 nominee for Innovative Arts Organization.

The Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the Chapel at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road, in Scottsdale. General admission tickets are $20, available at, (480) 303-2474, or at the door. Student tickets are free.

For additional information, visit or call (480) 303-2474.