On Thursday, Dec. 8, pianist Phillip Silver, cellist Noreen Silver and violinist Richard Hsu will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 at the free Midday Concert held at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. PHOTO COURTESY ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY MUSIC INSTITUTE

Bach, Mendelssohn featured at free concert



    Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 will be performed at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, as part of Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s free midday concert series at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth.

Distinguished pianist Phillip Silver, cellist Noreen Silver and violinist Richard Hsu make up the trio, which will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 while violinist Heidi Powell will open the concert playing Bach’s “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004.

Phillip Silver, described by the Jerusalem Post as asuperb accompanist whose work is marked by sensitivity, felicity of style and an inborn musicianship which unerringly directs him to the most appropriate musical gesture,” has performed all over the world with notable artists.

Noreen Silver, who studied with renowned cellists Pierre Fournier, Jacqueline du Pré and William Pleeth, among others, has played in Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is now principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

Richard has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Clarion Society, Early Music New York, the New York State Baroque Ensemble, American Classical Orchestra and Concert Royal. He was formerly associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

The Silvers, Hsu and Powell all are on the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The Bryant E. Moore Community Center is located at 133 State St.

The concert is supported by the Hancock County Fund and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund II of the Maine Community Foundation.

For more info, call 664-9258, email [email protected] and visit www.ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.

 

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