Ritz Chamber Players’ Hat Luncheon Features Haberdashery with the Classics

By Kionta Brooks – The Ritz Chamber Players hosted a Hat Luncheon at the Jacksonville Garden Club on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. The event benefitted the Ritz Chamber Players organization. The program included classical selections from Johannes Brahm, Maurice Ravel and William Bolcom. Ritz Players Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot welcomed guests with soft music selections while they mixed and mingled to their assigned tables. Pianist Terrance Wilson, Violinist Kelly Hall Tompkins, and Cellist Tahirah Whittington performed Brahms’ Piano Trio at the start of the program. After lunch was served, Soprano soloist Alison Buchanan sang Bolcom’s Amor and Ravel’s Melodies Popularies Grecques accompanied by Wilson. The luncheon closed after the last soloist selection and attendees were able to further support the players by buying hats on display. KB Photo

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