Concert: Piano Trio Performs at Weymouth Center
The Carolina Piano Trio, headed by Barbara McKenzie, will appear at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Great Room at the Weymouth Center.
The repertoire for the program, part of the Weymouth Chamber Music Concerts, includes "Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1" by Beethoven and "Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67" by Shostakovich.
McKenzie, a Robeson County native, has brought different ensembles to Weymouth through the years.
Since 1980, her career has taken her into the concert halls and international music festivals of Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy. Upon returning to North Carolina after living in West Germany, she was an artist-in-residence of the North Carolina Arts Council, and during that time founded the American Music Festival in 1990. In 1996, she co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Wilmington.
Cellist Elizabeth Anderson, a founding member of the celebrated Meliora Quartet, has made numerous appearances on the world's most prestigious chamber music series, including those at New York's Lincoln Center, the Corcoran Gallery and Library of Congress in Washington and Jordan Hall in Boston. She has toured Japan, Australia, Italy, and Germany and has been featured at the festivals of Spoleto and Aspen, among others. After having taught at UNC-G for 10 years, she currently resides in New York, where she is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra at Lincoln Center.
Violinist Jacqui Carrasco has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and Russia, including solo appearances at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and at the Library of Congress.
Carrasco has appeared with cellist Yo-Yo-Ma in concert and on television, as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and with the New York Buenos Aires Connection at Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Night Swing."
Since moving to North Carolina in 1999 to join the faculty at Wake Forest University, where she is currently an associate professor, she has performed at Duke University, and the UNC campuses in Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Wilmington, among others.
The Carolina Piano Trio was created in 1998 as an ensemble in residence for the American Music Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Wilmington. Each member brings a highly acclaimed, distinctive musical career to the ensemble, forming one of the state's most powerful collaborations.
Hailed for their passionate musical expression and fiery virtuosity, this dynamic trio has performed to standing ovations and sold-out audiences around the Southeast, including the Duke University Summer Festival, Raleigh Chamber Music Guild/ North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Reynolda House in Winston Salem. Their creative programming and unique educational residencies have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through the North Carolina Arts Council.
Admission to the concerts is by membership or $15 for non-members.
Wachovia Bank is partly sponsoring the concert.
Call 692-6261 for additional information.
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