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Parlour Room Sessions: Parhelion Trio

Friday March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Join us for a new season of chamber music at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music!

Parlour room (n), from French parler (to talk or speak) – a room for conversation, debate, or receiving an audience

Classical music has traditionally been an intimate experience, a gathering of friends as a way to pass an evening filled with laughter, entertaining stories, and captivating sounds. We welcome you into our parlour room at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music to learn about new and classic works and indulge in the intimacy of great music making. Bring your curiosity!

The concert includes a complimentary reception.

Parhelion Trio (Sarah Carrier, flute; Ashlée Miller, clarinet; and Andrea Christie, piano) presents three new works by American composers, all performed from memory: Derek Bermel, Jennifer Higdon, Paul Schoenfield.

Twin Trio, by Brooklyn-based composer Derek Bermel, is four-movement work that was inspired by the unique personalities of his friend’s newborn twins. Jennifer Higdon’s Dash is a rapid piece in perpetual motion that is exactly what the title suggests—a mad dash from beginning to end. Paul Schoenfield’s Sonatina is a rarely performed piece that features different dances in each of its three movements: Charleston, Rag, and Jig. “Charleston” and “Rag” both evoke nearly-cinematic scenes from bygone eras, while “Jig” suggests a dance party for a victorious pirate crew.

Praised by The Strad Magazine for their “effervescent” playing, the Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and was offered a one-year management prize. Highlights from past concert seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Metropolitan Museum of Art “ETHEL and Friends” Series, Cornelia Street Café, Southampton Cultural Center, CUNY Graduate Center, and Stony Brook University among many others. The trio was also featured in a June 2016 interview with Dan Dunford on Episode 44 of his music podcast “Divergent Paths”, which can be downloaded on iTunes.


Friday March 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States