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May 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gala featuring

Jennifer Choi, violin

Shannon Thomas, violin

Nancy Buck, viola

Felix Wang, cello

Cathal Breslin, piano


Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 1, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Pulsation, Susie Ibarra

Joy (Theme and Variations), Bob Ravenscroft (arr. Russell Schmidt)

Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44, Robert Schumann

The 2022/23 Chamber @ Ravenscroft series concludes with Gala, a celebration of the inaugural season. The wide-ranging program will feature major chamber works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Robert Schumann, as well as a new work by American composer Susie Ibarra. Gala will also feature the premiere of a set of variations based on the Bob Ravenscroft jazz composition Joy.

About the artists…Violinist Jennifer Choi has performed worldwide in venues such as the Library of Congress in Washington D. C., the RAI National Radio in Rome, Hong Kong National Radio, and the Mozartsalle in Vienna since giving her debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. Shannon Thomas is a Professor of Violin at Florida State University and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium, Bolivia’s Centro Sinfonico in La Paz, and the Banff Centre. Nancy Buck is Co-Artistic Director of the Chamber @ Ravenscroft series and serves on Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre faculty as a Professor of Viola. Felix Wang is Professor of Cello at Vanderbilt University and is a member of the Blair String Quartet. Pianist Cathal Breslin is also on the ASU music faculty and has appeared in concert halls throughout Europe, U.S.A. and Asia, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

Before the concert, please join us in Jazzbird for an hour of solo piano and choose from a fine selection of wine, local craft beers, and catered dinner options available for purchase. Doors open for dining and bar service at 5:30 pm.

Student tickets are available to all Chamber @ Ravenscroft performances at the reduced price of $10.00 (plus ticketing fee). To purchase a student ticket or inquire about group sales to any Chamber @ Ravenscroft event, please contact the Ravenscroft Box Office at: (800) 785-3318.



—Share Boxes—

Meat & Cheese Share Box $15

smoked ham, salami, prosciutto, roasted turkey, domestic & imported cheeses, fresh fruit, olives, pickles, whole grain mustard, crackers

Roasted Garlic Hummus Share Box $8

hummus, raw vegetables olives, pita bread

Grilled Vegetable Box $12

zucchini, tomato, onion, squash, asparagus, broccoli, corn, pita bread, balsamic vinaigrette

—Salads, Side, & Soups—

Smoked Salmon Salad $16

smoked salmon, red potato, hard cooked egg, green beans, tomato, red onion, olives, capers, dill vinaigrette

Side Caesar Salad $6

parmesan cheese, romaine, croutons, caesar dressing

Wild Salmon Caeser Salad or Chicken Caeser Salad Entree $13/$11

organic romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons, caesar dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $8

with lemon & cocktail sauce

Tomato Basil Soup Cup $6


Rosemary Garlic Prime Rib $22

buttery mashed potatoes, bistro vegetables, horseradish, gravy, roll & butter


Red Velvet Cake $5

white chocolate & cream cheese icing

Intermission Special—

Homemade Brownies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Warm Caramel Sauce $6

Event Information


Ravenscroft Hall
8445 E Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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David Bauer
(800) 785-3318


May 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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