Neave Trio Gives Virtual Concert Presented by Asheville Chamber Music Series on April 23, 24, and 25
Performing Music by Women Composers - Louise Farrenc, Rebecca Clarke, and Cécile Chaminade
The Neave Trio will give a virtual concert presented by the Asheville Chamber Music Series in North Carolina, recorded at the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH Radio. This concert will be available to ticketholders on April 23 and 24 at 7:30pm ET, and April 25 at 3pm ET, via a private YouTube broadcast. Tickets and more information available at www.ashevillechambermusic.org/neave.
The program includes works by three women composers, highlighting an ongoing theme in Neave’s programming: Her Voice, a collection of works by women composers, spanning the Romantic era through the modern day. For this performance, Neave Trio will play Louise Farrenc’s Trio No.1, Op.33; Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio; and Cécile Chaminade’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11.
The Farrenc and Clarke trios are on Neave’s latest album, Her Voice (Chandos Records, 2019) along with Amy Beach’s Trio, Op. 150. The New York Times praises, “What excellent performances this trio gives here of works that deserve them,” and included the third movement of Clarke’s trio in the “Best 25 Classical Music Tracks of 2019.” Gramophone asserts that the album is “a splendid introduction to these three pioneering female composers,” and “sumptuously recorded … a taut and vivid interpretation.” The Guardian describes the three compositions by Beach, Clarke, and Farrenc as, “distinctive and distinguished chamber works.”
Anna Williams, Neave Trio violinist, says, “There is so much great repertoire that is under-performed, especially from women composers, and we feel it is essential to program and record these masterworks alongside the more well-known catalogue of piano trio repertoire. These women really broke down barriers and paved the way for future generations and we are excited to honor their unique contributions and voices.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered concert halls around the world, the Neave Trio continues to find meaningful ways to perform safely. The Trio has performed virtual concerts for The Violin Channel's "Living Room Live" series, the “Notes of Hope: Music for the Frontline” series, and for Longy School of Music of Bard College's Virtual Benefit. Other recent and upcoming livestream concerts include performances presented by the Auditorium Chamber Music Series at University of Idaho. Recent outdoor, socially distanced concerts include performances at PS21 in Chatham, NY; the Walnut Hill School’s “Summer of Art, Six Feet Apart” festival; and Newport Music Festival.
For more information about the Neave Trio, visit www.neavetrio.com.