WHO WE ARE
The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of the community through outstanding chamber music performance.
The ensemble distinguishes itself in the community by its innovative educational programs, its commitment to creative collaboration with other organizations, its creation of significant new work, and its dedication to serve a diverse population.
HOW WE BEGAN
WHERE WE’RE GOING
Mallarmé has commissioned over 35 new works by American composers. They have created new contours in the landscape of chamber music through partnerships with artists of many different disciplines. Through their eclectic education programs they have developed a new model for community-based arts organizations.
Concerts are typically held at venues across Durham and the surrounding areas. With their commitment to collaboration and to the inclusion of young and BPIOC and LGBTQ musicians, the Mallarmé Chamber Players hopes to continue to grow while reflecting the spirit of our community and of chamber music.
“Mallarmé Chamber Players is not just a collection of musicians performing an eclectic mix of music; they are a philosophy of music and life, an organization that teaches, mentors and is inclusive of all cultures within our community, and a place for like-minded professionals from all over the country to come and share their musical gifts.”
– Jeffrey Rossman
2021-22 Board of Directors and Staff
- Ruth Cox, co-chair
- Michael Fisher, co-chair
- Juan Álamo
- Nancy Clapp-Channing
- Andrea Edith Moore
- Jim Schaeffer
- Tony Sprinkle
Suzanne Rousso, Artistic Director
Mickaella Guarascio, Operations Manager