The Chrysalis Chamber Players, now in their sixth season, is a non-profit chamber music ensemble, committed to performing a kaleidoscope of high caliber chamber music. Its core members and founders, musicians local to South Florida, 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 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.
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The Chrysalis Chamber Players is a Florida non-profit corporation, and are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3). Your contributions will help fund both our educational outreach programs, and our unique chamber music concerts.
Our efforts in reaching out to local schools are important at a time when many schools are faced with the decision to eliminate their art and music programs. We believe that students should value music as a necessary part of their education. Our musicians live and work in the area, and we believe that we can be a local force in keeping music relevant in our schools.
We are also pleased to be able to present our exciting chamber music concerts to audiences in the area. Our unique combination of instruments allows us to present works that may not often be performed. Our musicians have performed in ensembles and venues around the world, and we all have a passion for presenting quality chamber music at the highest caliber.
- Please consider sponsoring us at one of the following levels:
- Charter Sponsor $50
- Support our efforts in our inaugural year, which includes a residency at Pine Ridge Middle School, and an array of exciting concerts. If you value music education and live performances, please consider sponsoring at this level. You will receive two free tickets to any event in which admission is charged, and your name will be listed on our website as a Charter Sponsor.
- Guilded Sponsor $200
- Guilded sponsors will receive two tickets to each of our events for one full year. Sponsors who contribute at this level will be a big part of helping the Chrysalis Chamber Players achieve their goals, and will be listed in a prominent place on our website.
- Corporate Sponsor $500
- Corporate Sponsors should take advantage of this unique opportunity to support our efforts, while at the same time, advertising their business. Your logo or quarter page ad will be displayed on our website, and in all of our programs and signage for one full year.
We also have opportunities for individuals or businesses to be the exclusive sponsor of an event; rates vary depending on the venue and type of performance.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We can also be reached at (239)682-7723, or (215)850-5847.Please mail tax deductible contributions to:
776 96th Avenue North
Naples, Florida, 34108
Information on contributing online via PayPal coming soon!
Chrysalis Chamber Players