By popular demand, Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society will once again present the nationally and internationally acclaimed Amelia Piano Trio at their next concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 PM in Depoe Bay. The Trio members are planning to include Russian and Czech compositions by Prokofiev, Smetana, and Dvorak in their program.
Because of their magnetic style and comprehensive repertoire, trio members, which include violinist Anthea Kreston, cellist Jason Duckles, and pianist Andrew Armstrong, are known as one of the great American chamber ensembles. Founded in 1999 by Jason Duckles and mentored by Isaac Stern, the Trio has won multiple competitions, has performed in major concert halls throughout the United States, and has made numerous recordings.
In 2001 the Trio won the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming; in 2003 National Public Radio asked the Trio to be the Young Ensemble in Residence thus putting them in the foreground of classical music in America.
Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Harbison wrote his first full-length piano trio just for them; this piece was recorded by Naxos in 2007. More recently, the Trio commissioned a new Triple Concerto, Orpheus and Eurydice, composed by Daron Hagen. In addition to performing and recording CDs, the Trio is active in arts education for both children and adults and has developed award-winning outreach programs. Albums by these artists can be viewed and downloaded at ClassicsOnline.com.
The May 4 OCCMS concert will be held in an ocean view home in Little Whale Cove, Depoe Bay. Reserve seats soon and receive directions by calling 541-645-0409. Tickets are $25 per person. Pre-payment of tickets is requested. Make checks payable to OCCA (Oregon Coast Council for the Arts) and mail to OCCMS, 1410 Walking Wood, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.