Trio Cleonice , will be performing music from classical and contemporary periods at the Old South Meeting House. As the Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory, Trio Cleonice has established itself as one of the most creative, communicative, and exciting young ensembles in the United States. The group - violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps - travels around country presenting teaching and outreach residencies, playing traditional concerts, and delight a wide range of audiences with their joy in playing together and with their innovative programming.
Highlights of Trio Cleonice's current and recent seasons include annual recitals in Jordan Hall in Boston; the group's Kennedy Center debut; a recording project with composer Rodney Lister; a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, a new artist retreat center in Boscawen, New Hampshire; and the premiere, in Jordan Hall, of a new trio they commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Wernick. The group's 2013-2014 season will close with a springtime residency at Yellow Barn, entitled "The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice," in which Trio Cleonice will intensively study piano trios of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich alongside masterworks of Russian literature.
Trio Cleonice has held the Graduate Piano Trio residency at New England Conservatory since fall 2011, and will be the first ensemble to hold this position for a third year. At NEC, in addition to performing annual recitals in Jordan Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Old South Meeting House, and other Boston venues, Trio Cleonice works with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, and Natasha Brofsky; the members of Trio Cleonice serve on the chamber music faculty of NEC's Preparatory Division.
Trio Cleonice is named after Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro, the group's favorite restaurant, which is in Ellsworth, Maine, near Kneisel Hall (where the group formed in 2008). In their spare time, Ari, Gwen, and Emely take great delight in cooking together and in exploring the food scene wherever they travel to play together.
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