The Chrysalis Chamber Players is a non-profit chamber music ensemble, committed to performing a kaleidoscope of high caliber chamber music. Its core members and founders are trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, flutist Meghan Brachle, and pianist Catherine Lan. They collaborate with a variety of other musicians in innovative and exciting programs around south Florida and across the country. They have featured works in acclaimed performances ranging from Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to the chamber music of living composers such as Jim Stephenson, James MacMillan, and Eric Ewazen.
Musicians of the Chrysalis Chamber Players have performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Verbier and Lucerne Festivals in Switzerland, and with the Louisville, Naples, Vancouver, Edmonton, New World and Richmond Symphonies, among others. Chrysalis is the recipient of a Yale Alumni Ventures Grant, enabling the group to reach out to students through residencies in south Florida schools.
Programs vary from string ensemble to smaller configurations.
Ensembles with Mary include:
- Trumpet and harp
- Trumpet, flute, and piano
- Trumpet, violin, and piano
- Trumpet, cello, and piano
- String quartet/quintet, trumpet, and piano
Larger ensemble to accommodate Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2