The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is pleased to be able to present Trio Solis this Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Founded in 2008 by violinist Corinne Stillwell, cellist Greg Sauer, and pianist Read Gainsford, the Trio have embarked on a journey together to explore the piano trio repertoire with a unique synergy of brilliant technique, probing musicianship and a breadth of experience.
Sunday’s concert will feature “Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11,” by Ludwig van Beethoven; Cowboys, from Nicky’s Trio (2002), by 42-year-old Carter Pann; “Café Music (1987)” by Paul Schoenfield; and “Piano Trio,” by Maurice Ravel.
Highlights of recent seasons include the Trio’s debut at Carnegie Hall and collaboration with internationally acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman for the Seven Days of Opening Nights series. The members of Trio Solis maintain full studios at the College of Music at Florida State University.
The Trio’s first CD, “Diamonds in a Haystack,” was released by MSR Classics in Feb. 2012. Featuring works by Françaix, Schoenfield, and Babajanian, it was chosen as Critic's Choice for January/February 2013 by the American Record Guide, who describe is as "an exceptional recording. All the players are a pleasure to listen to...the result is captivating."
Admission to the concert is by a $5 donation; all students (and children) including college, are free. At the level of Patron contributor ($100 or more) and above, free admission is extended to family members.
For more information, call 653-8894.