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Trio Cleonice, the current ensemble in NEC's prestigious Professional Piano Trio Training Program directed by Vivian Hornik Weilerstein will perform. Formed in 2008 at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Trio is comprised of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps. The group takes its name from the restaurant Cleonice in Ellsworth, ME. Not surprisingly, the players derive perhaps equal pleasure from music, fine dining and cooking. They perform with great joie de vivre. The title of their blog says it all—“Grilled Octopus and the Archduke.” Tonight the ensemble presents the world premiere of Richard Wernick's Piano Trio No. 2 with its punning subtitle, The Traits of Messina.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, no. 2
Richard Wernick: Piano Trio No. 2, "The Traits of Messina" (world premiere!)
Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100
Music lovers can get a foretaste of the concert when the Cleonice will play the Schubert E-flat Trio at a lunchtime concert, Feb. 22 at 12:15 pm in the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St. Boston.