The Playmates perform thematic concerts that include classical, jazz and world music.
Concerts are available in Recital and Orchestral Formats
"Colibri" by Eugene Magalif from "Earth" Virtual Concert
Pamela Whitman has been the Principal Flutist of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra since 1989. She is an active chamber musician and recording artist. She founded the touring world-rock band WorldColor. The band brought together musicians from around the globe to promote peace. Her three-year cultural exchange program with Nepal included collaborations with Nepal’s leading musicians and included broadcasts, recordings, tours and documentaries. Artists for a Better World honored Pamela with an award for her humanitarian work as a musician. She has starred at such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Academy of Music; The Birendra International Convention Center (Kathmandu); Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou); The House of Blues (Hollywood); The Himalayan Hard Rock Cafe and more. She has performed in the Costa Rican Rainforest; on Indian Reservations and at spiritual centers and Performing Arts Centers. In April of 2022 she performed in Peru in collaboration with Incan Son, including Peru's leading pan flutist Clemente Cesar Villalobos Leiva.
Scott J. Breiner is a gifted pianist, organist and choirmaster. He has been the Music Director at Grace Lutheran in Somers Point, New Jersey, since 2007. He serves as musical director and accompanist for choruses and musical theater groups in the Northeast. Scott is a member of the American Guild of Organists. He has served as guest conductor and guest organist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. In July 2005, he became the director and one of the founders of the Cape Shore Chorale, a chorus consisting of sixty local singers based in Ocean City. Scott performs regularly at Atlantic City’s Convention Hall on the World’s Largest Pipe Organ.
Rich Kurtz plays upright bass in the Bay Atlantic Symphony and electric bass with many East Coast bands. Rich owns and operates the award-winning music studio Cadence Music. Rich is one of the most experienced bassists working today, having performed thousands of recorded appearances and live concerts. He has performed with Ray Charles, George Benson, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter Cetera, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Andrea Bocelli and more. Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and Education.
Jason Koenig plays drums and percussion in theatre, orchestral, chorale and small ensemble settings throughout South Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. His “beat” has included The Masterworks Choir and Orchestra, Grace Music and Arts Foundation, Cape Shore Chorale, and the historic Bucks County Playhouse Theater in New Hope, Pennsylvania.