Side Street Studio Arts' chamber music series "In the Studio," curated by Elgin Symphony Orchestra cellist Sara Sitzer, will feature the Naperville Chamber Players at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the studios, 15 Ziegler Court in Elgin.
There is a $15 suggested donation, and reservations may be made ahead of time at www.SideStreetStudioArts.org.
Featuring flutist Marie Bennett, cellist Dorothy Deen, and harpist Faye Seeman, the trio formed in 2007 on the campus of North Central College to exploit their combination of woodwinds paired with strings.
Bennett and Deen met in 2003 through a professional harpist colleague, where they quickly developed a strong chemistry and performed extensively throughout the Chicago area as The Seraphim Trio until their harpist moved away.
A few years later, Bennett and Deen joined together with Seeman, thus forming the Naperville Chamber Players to recreate the trio. Unlike the string quartet, this combination of instrumentation -- harp, cello, and flute -- brands a broad spectrum of color, or timbre, through their performance, thus creating a much more enchanting musical experience.
Sitzer, originally from St. Louis, is a freelance cellist in Chicago. A member of string quartet Chicago Q Ensemble and the Elgin Symphony, she also performs regularly with the Milwaukee Symphony and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in Miami.
She is founding artistic director of the Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists in St. Louis. She holds performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Boston University, and completed a 3-year fellowship with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Side Street Studio Arts was founded in 2013 by Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg as an outlet for the artists of Elgin. Currently under the direction of Amanda Harris, Melvin, and Rehberg, Side Street's mission is to provide an accessible space, run by artists, encouraging all aspects of the artistic process from creation to curation.
For more information on In the Studio or any of Side Street's programs, contact (847) 429-2276 or SideStreetStudioArts@gmail.com, or visit www.SideStreetStudioArts.org.