Piano trio to perform classical works

Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2 in C minor will be the featured work when the Trillium Piano Trio performs in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 3 p.m., March 31.

The all-women ensemble also will offer Beethoven’s Ghost Trio in D Major and Samuel Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6.

The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Trillium consists of pianist Sylvia Buccelli, violinist Carole Cowan and cellist Susan Seligman.

Buccelli is a founding member of the Franconia Trio and the Abbott Chamber Players. A vocal coach at the State University of New York at New Paltz and a frequent recital partner of instrumentalists and singers, she is currently collaborating with soprano Danielle Woerner and other performers on a recording of the vocal music of Otto Luening.

Cowan has been concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic since 1978 and teaches at SUNY-New Paltz. She has spent 22 summers at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and performed for 10 years with the Festival Casals in Puerto Rico. Her recordings include discs of the works of Meyer Kupferman and a 1995 record of the music of Robert Starer.

Seligman is an artist-in-residence at SUNY-New Paltz and teaches at Vassar College. She is principal cellist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and has performed with such groups as the Pone Ensemble and the New Paltz Chamber Music Society. As an undergraduate at Indiana University she studied with Janos Starker.

Trillium’s performance at Bates is sponsored by the college’s Concerts Committee.

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