Odyssey was founded in 2004 by clarinetist Carina L.N. Washington and Edward S. Rollins, the Music Director of the First Baptist Church. Before the first season was initiated, Carina moved away and her position was filled by pianist Ayako Tsuruta, who continues as Artistic Director this season. Chamber music involves musicians joining together to create a performance greater than each individual contribution. The Odyssey Chamber Music Series hopes to share this model of community with Columbia through the shared experience of great performances of great music - shared musical journeys. The Odyssey Chamber Music Series is committed to presenting masterpieces of chamber music repertoire that span over four centuries, in mixed ensembles of all instruments. Odyssey hopes to cultivate interest in quality classical music performances through innovative programming involving professional local performers as well as guest artists from outside the community. All Season 16: 2019-2020 performances are held at the First Baptist Church. The dates are: Aug 23 Jacques Thibaud Trio with Tao Lin, piano - Sept 27 Evolution of the African American Spiritual - Oct 18 Fall in France - Dec 6 Tchaikovsky Holiday - Jan 11 (snow date 18) Kids@Heart: Global Express (music from all over the country; also features Wontanara) - Feb 14 (snow date 16) Baroque Valentine (includes pre-collegiate Concerto Competition winner) - Feb 22 Quatuor Diotima and Esterhazy Quartet (includes Shostakovich Octet for strings) - Mar 20 Soma Saxophone Quartet, 2019 Plowman Competition Grand Prize Winner - May 8 Women Composers - May 31 Vox Nova. For complete details, visit our web site: www.OdysseyMissouri.org .
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