In celebration of our 50th year, we also celebrate the amazing musicians who through their skill and commitment have defined the quality, camaraderie, and stellar achievements of our ensemble. Two of those musicians are partners and power duo Susan Freier and Stephen Harrison, both well-established on the Bay Area music scene. Together, they are co-directors of the passionate and provocative Ives Collective, as well as active chamber and ensemble musicians and educators with a wide array of activities both individually and shared. Susan joined the Contemporary Players in 1993, and Stephen in 1984.