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NewsHailed as “Potent and Delectable,” the New World Trio Performs at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—The New World Trio—Anhared Stowe on violin, Pi-Hsun Shih on piano and Melissa Morgan on cello—will present three piano trio works on Sunday, November 7, at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College. The trio will perform Piano Trio in C major by Gaspar Cassadó, Four Movements for Piano Trio by Bright Sheng and Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn.

Since 1985, the New World Trio has performed classical and contemporary chamber music works throughout New England.  The trio prides itself on its unique combination of individual strengths and unified ensemble playing. “Chamber music is about relationships, performers to each other, players to audience,” said founder Anhared Stowe.

Stowe is Principal Second Violinist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and earned her Masters degree at the Hartt School and her Bachelors degree from the Julliard School. Pi-Hsun Shih performs widely as a soloist and collaborative pianist, and earned her PhD from the Hartt School and her Masters degree from Boston University. Melissa Morgan is co-founder of the Bella Cosi String Quartet in New Mexico, and earned her Masters degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and her Bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music.

“Potent and delectable,” the musicians “distinguished themselves with their taut, seemingly intuitive, ensemble and concentrated playing,” says the Hartford CourantThe New York Times hails their “surprising musical juxtapositions.” Chamber Music America’s Directory calls the trio “an exemplar” and “musically courageous.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.


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