Arcadia Players Artistic Director to depart in 2024

June 2023

Contact: Jon Solins ([email protected])

Arcadia Players announces Artistic Director’s Departure in Spring 2024

Arcadia Players, the Early Music ensemble of Western Massachusetts, announces the departure of Artistic Director Andrew Arceci, at the end of the coming 2023-2024 concert season.

Mr. Arceci’s departure comes as his commitments in Europe have increased considerably over the past few years. He is performing more and more frequently abroad, and his family is now based in Italy. Given these changes, Arceci and the Arcadia Players Board have agreed that the long-term relationship they had hoped to establish is not sustainable. However, the Board is very pleased that he will be directing the upcoming 2023-2024 season, which will present 5 concerts, including a special summer program in August and a holiday celebration in December. Details will be announced soon.

Andrew Arceci came to Arcadia Players after an extensive search launched shortly before the pandemic. A multi-instrumentalist who has performed on viol, violone, and bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, Andrew also directs the Winchendon Music Festival in Winchendon, Massachusetts. His first Arcadia Players season included two well-received inaugural concerts in April and October of 2022, as well as last December’s engaging Messiah. The Arcadia Players Board thanks Andrew for his work on behalf of the organization and wishes him well.

About Arcadia Players (

Founded in 1989, Arcadia Players is a professional ensemble of musicians specializing in historical performance practice and dedicated to presenting music of the past in a fresh light for audiences old and new. We offer a series of concerts each year in communities around western Massachusetts and beyond, bringing together artists and audiences from throughout the region to engage listeners and showcase the work of area performers. Arcadia Players is in residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies  at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.



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