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Neave Trio Virtual Concert Begins Auditorium Chamber Music Series 2020-21 Season

October 27, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 27, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of outstanding performances this season with three ensembles for concerts beginning this fall.

Held annually since 1986, the concert series that brings some of the world’s finest performers to the Palouse begins its 2020-21 season online at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 with the critically acclaimed Neave Trio performing a live-broadcast concert on Facebook.

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – Anna Williams, violinist; Mikhail Veselov, cellist; and Eri Nakamura, pianist – has earned praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. “Neave” is Gaelic for “bright and radiant,” both of which reflect the ensemble’s skill in making music in top venues across the globe.

“The Neave Trio is one of the great piano trios of its generation,” said Leonard Garrison, ACMS co-director. “They are remarkable not only for their sparkling playing, but especially for their innovative programming. I am looking forward to their concert.”

The Neave’s concert, co-sponsored by the U of I Women’s Center, will feature works by women composers: Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke and Jennifer Higdon.

Subsequent concerts in the series include:

  • Jan. 28, 2021 – St. Lawrence String Quartet: Performing since 1989, this string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) has earned acclaim at top international chamber music competitions. As the ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University, its concert and outreach performances will showcase expertise in both music performance and education.
  • April 14, 2021 – Chanticleer: Returning to Moscow with its program “Love, always,” thisrenowned12-member male a cappella choir will perform a diversity of music from Morley and Palestrina to Whitney Houston, unified by a common theme.

Commenting on the series overall, Roger McVey, co-director, said: “In these trying times, ACMS is committed to providing quality concert experiences, as well as outreach events, to our beloved community. I’m absolutely thrilled that we can bring these three amazing chamber ensembles to the Palouse, whether it’s virtually or safely in-person.”

ACMS, a program in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences,will determine whether the January and April concerts and surrounding outreach events will be held in person approximately two months prior to each concert date. Check auditoriumseries.org, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Due to the uncertainty of in-person events, ACMS will not offer season tickets. Individual tickets for in-person concerts, should they occur, are $25 for general admission,$20 forpatronsages60and older and $10 for students. Virtual concerts are free. Donations are welcome at donate.auditoriumseries.org.

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Leonard Garrison
Co-Director, Auditorium Chamber Music Series
Associate Director, Lionel Hampton School of Music
208-885-6709
leonardg@uidaho.edu

Roger McVey
Co-Director, Auditorium Chamber Music Series
Associate Professor of Piano, Lionel Hampton School of Music
208-885-7440
rmcvey@uidaho.edu

Becca Lunstrum
Special Events Coordinator, Lionel Hampton School of Music
208-885-7557
beccal@uidaho.edu

Neave Trio, including, from left, Eri Nakamura, pianist; Mikhail Veselov, cellist; and Anna Williams, violinist, will perform a virtual concert on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to start the University of Idaho’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series. Image Credit: Jacob Lewis Lovendahl Photo

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