NEC at the Saugus Public Library: Trio Gaia

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295 Central St
Saugus, MA
United States

Through NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program, Trio Gaia performs at the Saugus Public Library. This is an in-person event. 

Trio Gaia, New England Conservatory's newest Professional Trio-in-Residence, is dedicated to offering audiences dynamic, personally relevant experiences inside and outside the concert hall. Recently, the trio won 2nd prize in the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and were awarded the Vianello Family Audience Prize in the Plowman National Chamber Music Competition. Prior to serving as trio-in-residence, Trio Gaia served as an Honors Ensemble and Community Performances & Partnership fellows at NEC, in recognition of their work sharing classical music in the community. They have presented concerts at venues ranging from the historic Boston Public Library to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and have crafted educational content for the Panama Jazz Festival as well as local schools and senior homes. Trio Gaia was invited to Carnegie Hall’s Audience Engagement Intensive—presented in collaboration with Ensemble Connect—which allowed the trio to reach audiences across New York City with accessible, interactive performances.


A recognized trailblazer, NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) program is one of the premier programs in the nation for engaging conservatory students with their community. Student performers and teaching artists present over 600 events for about 21,000 people annually, reaching across ages, neighborhoods, ethnicities, and economic disparities in the city of Boston and beyond. Student musicians explore what it means to be a musician living in and contributing to community life, within an atmosphere of supportive mentoring, high quality training, and experiential learning.

  • Trio Gaia
  • Grant Houston, violin
  • Yi-Mei Templeman, cello
  • Andrew Barnwell, piano
Saugus Public Library
Saugus Public Library

Through NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program, Honors Trombone Quartet, The Four Paper Clips, performs at the Saugus Public Library. This is an in-person event.