The critically acclaimed ENCORE CHAMBER PLAYERS is dedicated to presenting gems of the chamber music repertoire in dazzling performances by talented performing artists, from the New York and Philadelphia corridors. Known for its innovative and adventuresome programming that draws on all periods of music, with a particular emphasis on 20th and 21st century, each of the ENCORE CHAMBER PLAYERS performances features a unique instrumental combination, from an array of woodwinds, strings, harp, percussion, keyboard instruments and voice. Integral to ECP’s mission is trying to establish interdisciplinary links between the art exhibits at the museum venue and the repertoire chosen for the concert. It is this trademark that distinguishes this ensemble in the region.
ENCORE CHAMBER PLAYERS was the ensemble-in-residence at the lovely Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia for fourteen years, from 1987-2000, during which time over fifty adventuresome concerts were presented to the public. In 2006, the group relocated to central Bucks County, and has been presenting unique chamber music concerts to rave reviews.
In addition to the concert series at the museum, ENCORE CHAMBER PLAYERS performed at such venues as Sugarloaf for the Morris Arboretum's Symposium on Medicinal Plants in Chestnut Hill, the Union League, Liberty One, Foulkeways Village and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In spring 2001, a special program devoted to the music of Caryn Block was filmed for Berks County, Pennsylvania Cable TV and was broadcast for viewing in Reading, PA, Philadelphia and New York City. The program featured a variety of performances by the Encore Chamber Players.