As the Forelle Trio, violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver will perform a free concert at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY MUSIC INSTITUTE PHOTO

Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert



ELLSWORTH — Selections from Schubert and Dvorak will be served up by the Forelle Trio at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s Midday Concert at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Admission is free.

Formed last year, the trio includes violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver. Each member enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher.

A nonprofit, the institute offers classical music lessons, classes, concerts and opportunities to perform — whether in a chamber ensemble, pre-school music class or its youth chorus — at the Moore Center. From its founding, its aim has been to enrich the quality of life in the greater Ellsworth area.

Silver a professor of music, piano and musicology at the University of Maine in Orono, has recorded several compact discs for both the Koch/Schwann and Toccata Classics labels. The pianist’s most recent recording, a CD of music by the German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles, was released on the Toccata Classics label in London. During his lengthy career, he has performed with many distinguished artists and been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the United Kingdom.

Hsu teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor. The violinist performs with his wife Heidi Powell in the Baroque Orchestra of Maine, BOOM. He was formerly associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Noreen Silver teaches cello and chamber music at UMaine. She hails originally from Glasgow, Scotland. She is principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

During her career, the cellist has played with Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, call 664-9258 or visit www.ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.

 

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