MANSFIELD — The 20th Donald Bernhardt Memorial Chamber Music Concert is Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Conard Performance Hall in Riedl Hall at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. Celebrating 20 years of concerts, the Mansfield Chamber Music Players will present a program of favorite pieces selected from the 81 different pieces they have performed during the previous 19 years.
Carol Bernhardt created the Mansfield Chamber Music Players to present a chamber music program in memory of her late husband, Donald Bernhardt, who was a violinist and an avid chamber music enthusiast. The tradition of performing a varied concert of wind and string chamber music has continued each year since that time. The group has also performed in Sandusky, in Tiffin, and at the Mansfield Art Center.
This year’s eclectic program will include Melanie in G minor for Carol by Donald Bernhardt, Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten, Dance Suite by Paul Valjean, Serenade #1 by Johannes Brahms, and Get on Board by William Grant Still.
Members of the Mansfield Chamber Music Players who will be performing include: Michael Sieberg and Steve Domka, violin; Jim Froelich, viola; Robert Rashid, cello; David Lenigan, bass; Rae Yeager, flute; Carol Bernhardt, oboe ; Pam Ellis, clarinet; Jane Price, bassoon; and Keely Krumweide, French horn. Dr. Mark Ellis will conduct the Brahms and the Still.
The program is provided by the Donald Bernhardt Memorial Chamber Music Fund at Chase Bank, in cooperation with The Ohio State University at Mansfield. The concert is free and open to the public.