SEAcoast presents Neave Trio March 4

Photo by Jacob Lewis Lovendahl

Trio to perform works by women composers

Feb. 22, 2020 — On Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., the Boston-based Neave Trio is presented by SEAcoast Entertainment Association for a performance at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. There will be a talk with the performers prior to the show at 6:15.

The Neave Trio will perform works by four distinguished women composers spanning the Romantic era through the modern day, including Rebecca Clarke’s “Piano Trio;” Amy Beach’s “Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150;” Cécile Chaminade’s “Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11;” and Jennifer Higdon’s “Piano Trio.” The trios by Beach and Clarke are on Neave’s latest recording, “Her Voice” (released Oct. 4, 2019, on Chandos Records), along with Louise Farrenc’s “Piano Trio No. 1.”

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio (Anna Williams on violin; Mikhail Veselov on cello and Eri Nakamura on piano) has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances.

The New York Times said, “What excellent performances this trio gives here of works that deserve them,” and included the third movement of Clarke’s trio in the “Best 25 Classical Music Tracks of 2019.” 

According to Williams says, “There is so much great repertoire that is under-performed, especially from women composers, and we feel it is essential to program and record these masterworks alongside the more well-known catalogue of piano trio repertoire. These women really broke down barriers and paved the way for future generations and we are excited to honor their unique contributions and voices.”

The Neave Trio —WQXR explains, “‘Neave’ is actually a Gaelic name meaning ‘bright’ and ‘radiant’, both of which certainly apply to this trio’s music making” — has been included in several “best of” roundups across the country.

Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide.

Highlights of Neave’s 2019-20 season include concerts at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Brown University, Feldman Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg and the Boise Chamber Music Series, among many others.

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SEAcoast, an all-volunteer nonprofit, has been bringing first-class entertainment to Florence, Ore., for 40 years.