Chamber Music Amarillo, lead by Executive Director David Palmer, presents several concerts in Amarillo throughout the year. This is a true labor of love of intimate chamber music. David Palmer and his Board of Directors put so much time, money, and effort into supporting concerts of the highest caliber. Please check the CMA website for the season's listings. CMA now has a home base on 6th Street called the Fibonacci Building. It's location is right in the heart of the historic Route 66 area of Amarillo.
I have been a member of CMA since it began bringing in woodwind players. We have a woodwind quintet called Westwind and often Shepherd's Trio is a part of the program. A few of the exciting pieces I have contributed to are the Bach Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Strings (pictured below), the Barber Violin Concerto (with Annie Chalex-Boyle playing the violin solo), Bach B-minor Mass, and the Brandenburg Concerto No 1.
Recently, CMA received a grant for bringing chamber groups to nursing and retirement homes. This great program called Elder Care provides hour long concerts to residents. Shepherd's Trio has been providing some of these concerts and I've had the opportunity to provide a little harp music for them too. The residents are so excited about all of the groups that visit them from CMA.