TRIO ALEXANDER TO PERFORM FOR MUSIC, GETTYSBURG! ON SEPTEMBER 22
Trio Alexander will perform the next Music, Gettysburg! concert on Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00 pm. The concert will take place at the United Lutheran Seminary chapel at 147 Seminary Ridge, and is free and open to the public. Trio Alexander will perform compositions by, for, and about women in coordination with the From XIX to '19 concert and lecture series hosted by Gettysburg College. The program includes works by Elizabeth Poston, Marcelle Soulage, Libby Larsen, Miguel del Águila, and Jacques Ibert. Trio Alexander comprises flutist Caroline Sonett, violist Adam Paul Cordle, and harpist Rosanna Moore.
Comprising flutist Caroline Sonett, violist Adam Paul Cordle and harpist Rosanna Moore, Trio Alexander met as graduate students at the Eastman School of Music. Trio Alexander has been featured by the new music collective OSSIA and the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players and maintains an active role in commissioning, premiering and presenting new works. Their repertoire includes the works of Arnold Bax, Claude Debussy, Sofia Gubaidulina,Jacques Ibert, William Matthias, Elizabeth Poston, Kaija Saariaho, Marcelle Soulage, and Toru Takemitsu. Trio Alexander seeks to present works for the flute-viola-harp trio in a new light by not only performing standard repertoire,but commissioning new works from a range of composers and transcribing their own arrangements and delving into improvisation and non-notated media, such as jazz and folk music. The trio promotes music written by women and LGBT composers through programming, commissions, and research.
Trio Alexander has worked primarily with Kathleen Bride, with additional coachings by Bonita Boyd, Carol Rodland, and Phillip Ying. In November 2015, they were selected to participate in a master class presented by Kim Kashkashian, violist of Tre Voci. The trio performed in Julyin Bath, England, as part of the Performance Studies Network Conference. In fall of 2016, Trio Alexander assumed the position of chamber ensemble in residence for the Miami Chamber Orchestra.