ELLSWORTH — The Forelle Trio — violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver — will play a concert at the General Bryant E. Moore Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m.
The program includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in E flat Hoboken XV:10 and Ernest Chausson’s Piano Trio in G minor Op. 3.
“The rarely-performed trio by Chausson is a richly romantic work, infused with dramatic virtuosic writing,” according to a press release. “The opening piece on the program is a delightful, lighthearted trio by Haydn, providing an ideal contrast to the intensity evoked by Chausson.”
The Forelle Trio was formed in 2017. Each member enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher.
Phillip Silver is a solo and collaborative artist. Along with performances, recordings and broadcasts for national radio in the United States, Britain, Israel, Europe and Scandinavia, he has recorded several compact discs for both the Koch/Schwann and Toccata Classics labels. His most recent recording, a CD of music by the German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles, was released on the Toccata Classics label in London. He has performed with many professional artists, including Denes Zsigmondy, Jian Wang, Elmar Oliveira, Albert Markov and Alexander Markov. He also has been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the U.K. and the Silver Duo, a long established ensemble with his wife, Noreen Silver.
Hsu is an active soloist and chamber musician. He 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 associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He performed as soloist and concertmaster with the Moscow Ballet at the Spoleto Festival USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree and performer diploma in violin performance from Indiana University School of Music and furthered his studies at Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor and is a faculty member at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI). He performs with his wife, Heidi Powell, in BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine.
Noreen Silver was born in and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Her studies took her to London’s Royal College of Music and to Boston’s New England Conservatory as the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship. It was in Boston that she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver, and together they formed the Silver Duo. Their numerous performances have featured live and recorded broadcasts on three continents. Noreen Silver’s professional experience includes several years 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 and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine at Orono, teaching cello and chamber music, while also teaching cello at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute.
This free, professional concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the city of Ellsworth. Call 664-9258 or email [email protected]