The Ashton-Francisco Ensemble (sponsored by the Chattanooga Music Club) will present a live program of chamber music for a variety of combinations of instruments, and the composers represented will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Paul Juon.
The free event will be held at the 1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1505 N. Moore Road on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Social distancing will be in place and masks will be required. Call 529-0315 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Review for the performers:
Bruce Ashton is a pianist and composer who has been on the faculty at Southern Adventist University for over 50 years. He is well known as a recitalist and accompanist in the community.
Ellen Ashton Francisco is a violin-viola Suzuki teacher, with a Master’s degree from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Ma. An ardent chamber music lover, she is the founder of both Chamber Music Weekend and At First Sight, summer programs featuring recreational playing and sight-reading experience.
Jeremy Francisco is a clarinetist and music director of the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, with degrees from Southern Adventist University and Belmont College. A skilled choral director, he has led several performances of Brahms’ A German Requiem. He is also the recording technician for the CSO.
Nathan Francisco is a well-rounded young musician, focusing primarily on cello, which he studies with Wesley Baldwin in Knoxville. A perceptive coach and developing teacher, he is principal cellist in Southern’s Symphony Orchestra and a member of several smaller ensembles.