March 20 (Fri) at 1-1:50pm
Nifong Hall, Lenoir Woods in Columbia
Plowman Semi-Finalist Ensemble: The Deciduous Trio
Program of Trio for flute, viola and harp
I. Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato
II. Interlude: Tempo di minuetto
III. Final: Allegro moderato ma risoluto
And then I knew ‘twas Wind
I. Pisces: Allegro vivo
II. Aries: Andante
III. Taurus: Allegro alla danza
A reception following the concert is sponsored by the Lenoir Woods Senior Living.
The Deciduous Trio was formed in the summer of 2012 during the Texas Music Festival. Ms. Cowan, is a current graduate student at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and Ms. Strange, and Ms. Mientka are recent masters graduates. At the Shepherd School, the trio participated in several chamber music recitals, and master classes.
After being together for only a year, in April 2014 the Deciduous Trio were semi-finalists for the Coltman Chamber Music Competition in Austin, TX. In addition, they were offered a two week chamber music residency at Avaloch Farm Institute in New Hampshire in August 2014. While at Avaloch, they rehearsed daily to learn new repertoire, performed several concerts, participated in community outreach, and also recorded a demo CD at a local recording studio. In the fall, they were featured artists on the Western Slope Concert Series in Colorado. This gave them the opportunity to share their music with the communities of Grand Junction and Montrose and give a masterclass at Colorado Mesa University.
As an emerging chamber group, the Deciduous Trio is committed to exploring and expanding the repertoire for their ensemble. Ms. Strange and Ms. Cowan are also active individual freelance musicians in the Houston area, and Ms. Mientka recently relocated to the Denver area to play in the Boulder and Colorado Springs Philharmonic orchestras.